Trash Free Potomac Network - Connecting for a Trash Free Watershed

Rock Creek Extreme Cleanup at the Mouth of Rock Creek
Cleanup Event

This Cleanup is part of the Potomac River Watershed Cleanup

April 13, 2019, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Volunteers will collect, bag and remove trash and recyclable materials from the banks of the creek and from out of the creek water. This is the third year that cleanup at the Mouth of Rock Creek has been part of the watershed-wide Rock Creek Extreme Cleanup event.

Mouth of Rock Creek

Site Type

Run/Creek/Stream (Active since 2011)


County: District of Columbia

State: District of Columbia

Zip: 20566

Nearest City: Washington, DC

GPS Coordinates: 38.901481, -77.057735


Directions: Will convene at Thompson Boat Center Parking lot, 2900 Virginia Avenue, NW, DC. Coming from north, proceed down Rock Creek Parkway to Virginia Avenue and enter parking lot via right turn. From south, near Watergate Hotel at corner of Virginia Avenue, NW and Rock Creek Parkway, turn left into Thompson Boat Center parking lot.

Watershed Rock Creek
Sub Watershed

Parking Capacity: 100

Restrooms are available.

This site is NOT suitable for children under seven.

This site is NOT suitable for the elderly.

This site is NOT suitable for the disabled.

Notes & Special Issues

Mouth of Rock Creek site runs from the mouth of the creek as it enters the Potomac River up to the P Street, NW Bridge in the District of Columbia. Mouth is 75-100 feet wide an approximately 13 feet deep. The lower part of this section has steep banks on both sides and large boulders under the four overpasses. Large boulder rip-rap covers the west side of Rock Creek below P Street, NW where the creek channel is near the roadway of Rock Creek Parkway. Last year we used two canoes to locate and pull debris out of the deeper parts of Rock Creek near the mouth. A canoe is needed to move workers to the west side of the creek where boulders protect the banks from erosion.


What To Expect


This site is open to the public

RSVP is Required

Maximum Volunteers: 50

Contact Info.

Kenneth Sala, Rock Creek Conservancy Stream Team Leader