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9th Upper Occoquan River Cleanup Event
Cleanup Event

This Cleanup is part of the Potomac River Watershed Cleanup

April 21, 2018, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Rain Date: April 28, 2018, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Volunteers Needed to Clean Occoquan River – the water supply for most of Eastern Prince William & Fairfax Counties

On Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. (rain date April 28, 2017), Prince William Trails and Streams Coalition (PWTSC), a 501(c)3 organization, is conducting its 9th annual clean-up of the upper Occoquan River, from nine different sites along 25+ miles of the Occoquan River. The clean-up ranges from Cedar Run/Broad Run, through Lake Jackson, and from the base of Lake Jackson Dam to Hooes Run (south of Lake Ridge Marina).
PWTSC is partnering with the Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District, Prince William County Parks and Recreation, Prince William County Public Works, and a number of home owners associations, civic associations, businesses, and volunteer groups to accomplish this major 25+-mile river clean-up. Last year (2017) 225 volunteers (70 on-water) pulled 405 bags, 26 tires and 4 barrels out of the Occoquan River and this year we hope to get more help to remove even more!

PWTSC needs experienced kayakers, canoeists, jon boaters, and pontoon boaters to sign up for this major on-the-water conservation effort. Some kayaks and canoes will be available for loan provided by Penguin Paddling (at Hooes Run) and the Prince William County Parks and Recreation Department (at Lake Ridge Marina). Please visit for more information and to register for this event or contact Ed Dandar at or 703-489-0269.

Upper Occoquan Cleanup
Also known as '9 different sites along a 25+ miles of the Upper Occoquan River'

Site Type

River (Active since 2009)


County: Prince William

State: Virginia

Zip: 20109

Nearest City: Manassas

GPS Coordinates: 38.696106, -77.319054



-Izaak Walton League - Cedar Run area
- Bradley Forest Recreation Area
-Lake Jackson Citizen's Association
-Lake Jackson Dam Launch site
-Riverview Estate HOA
-Occoquan Forest HOA
-Cannon Bluff HOA
- Lake Ridge Marina
-Lake ridge Parks and Recreation Association

Watershed Occoquan
Sub Watershed

Parking Capacity:

Restrooms are available.

This site is NOT suitable for children under seven.

This site is suitable for the elderly.

This site is NOT suitable for the disabled.

Notes & Special Issues

This cleanup event will be dominantly carried using kayaks, canoes, Jon boats, and pontoon boats.


What To Expect


This site is open to the public

RSVP is Required

Maximum Volunteers: 500

Contact Info.

Any citizen who likes to promote water quality awareness and to save water for the future generation



Free t-shirts and Light refreshment are available.

Volunteers for Land Cleanup: Select Lake Ridge Marina for cleanup station ( carpool maybe needed to stormwater ponds and water ways sites on land).

Volunteers for on Water Cleanup: Kayaks are available. Boats are welcome (Specify during registration)