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 www.pwtsc.org for more information and to register for this event or contact Ed Dandar at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-489-0269.
River (Active since 2009)
County: Prince William
Nearest City: Manassas
GPS Coordinates: 38.696106, -77.319054
Directions: PUT-IN/ TAKE-OUT PLACES
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.
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This cleanup event will be dominantly carried using kayaks, canoes, Jon boats, and pontoon boats.
This site is open to the public
RSVP is Required
Maximum Volunteers: 500
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.