Volunteers Needed to Clean Occoquan River – the water supply for most of the Eastern Part of Prince William & Fairfax Counties.
On Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. (rain date April 27, 2018), Prince William Trails and Streams Coalition (PWTSC), a 501(c)3 organization, is conducting its 10th annual clean-up of the upper Occoquan River, from nine different sites along 25+ miles of the Occoquan River. This clean-up will run from Cedar Run/Broad Run, through Lake Jackson, and from the base of Lake Jackson Dam through Hooes Run (south of Lake Ridge Marina) to the Belmont Bay (Belmont Bay Paddlers)
County stormwater ponds will also be included for cleanup for on-land volunteers/students.
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 (2018) 298 volunteers (76 on-water 222 volunteers on land) pulled out over 1106 pounds of trash, 59 tires among others items out of the Occoquan River. This year we hope to get more volunteers to reduce trash in this waterway and to create more water quality awareness in Prince William County.
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).
To Register for this event , please visit: www.pwtsc.org
Prince William residents can also get involved at any site of interest. Cleanup supplies and trash haul support will be provided to individuals or groups regardless of location.
For more information on being part of this great fun event in Prince William County, please contact: Veronica Tangiri at email@example.com or call 571 379 8213.
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.