Trash Free Potomac Network - Connecting for a Trash Free Watershed

Gulf Branch Cleanup
Cleanup Event

This Cleanup is part of the Potomac River Watershed Cleanup

April 05, 2014, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Pitch in at our annual stream cleanup! With enough help, we can make Gulf Branch trash free from where it begins to where it joins the Potomac, about a mile and a half downstream!

Gulf Branch
Also known as 'Gulf Branch Nature Center'

Site Type

Park (Active since 2009)


County: Arlington

State: Virginia

Zip: 22207

Nearest City: Arlington

GPS Coordinates: 38.92049, -77.12104


Directions: From GWMP north, exit Spout Run Parkway. Turn right onto Lorcom Lane, turn right onto Nelly Custis. Nelly Custis will merge with Military Rd. Proceed north along Military approx. 2.5 miles. Meet at Gulf Branch Nature Center (driveway on the left).

From Glebe Road going north, take exit for Military Rd just before Chain Bridge. Turn left (south) at end of exit ramp onto Miltary. Proceed south on Military for approx. .5 miles. Meet at Gulf Branch Nature Center (driveway on your right).

Watershed Upper Potomac
Sub Watershed Gulf Branch

Parking Capacity: 35

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

Stream access fairly easy. River access requires several stream crossings; terrain moderately strenuous in places. Access to riverbank/floodplain challenging.


What To Expect


This site is open to the public

RSVP Not Required

Maximum Volunteers: 50

Contact Info.

Jennifer Soles