Trash Free Potomac Network - Connecting for a Trash Free Watershed

Shepherd Parkway Community Clean-Up
Cleanup Event

August 12, 2017, 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Shepherd Parkway is a 197-acre unit of National Capital Parks-East which runs along a hillside overlooking the Potomac River in the far southern part of Washington, DC. These woods contain Civil War earthworks, two Bald Eagle nets, and panoramic views across the city. Since 2011, the Committee to Restore Shepherd Parkway has mobilized volunteers to remove over 20 tons of trash and debris from the park.

Shepherd Parkway 2017

Site Type

Park (Active since 2011)


County: District of Columbia

State: District of Columbia

Zip: 20032

Nearest City: Washington

GPS Coordinates: 38.845279, -76.998639


Directions: Take 295 to Malcolm X Avenue. Head up the hill away from Joint Base Anacostia Bolling. You will pass 2nd Street and Oakwood Street on the left. We meet in the picnic area in the park on the right, across from the mural and near the corner of Malcolm X Avenue Martin Luther King Avenue SE.

Watershed Middle Potomac
Sub Watershed

Parking Capacity: 30

Restrooms are NOT 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

This is rugged terrain, with steep slopes, fallen trees, and lots of brambles.


What To Expect


This site is open to the public

RSVP Not Required

Maximum Volunteers: 50

Contact Info.

Nathan Harringon



We will be working off-trail in the woods. Volunteers should wear boots, pants (not shorts) and clothes they don't mind getting dirty. Gloves and bags will be provided.