Please join us Saturday April 13th from 9:00am to Noon, for the Annual Potomac River Watershed Clean up at the Potoma Wayside River Access in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Ranger Samantha will be leading the clean up. Gloves, trash bags, & recycling bags will be provided. Bring your refillable water bottle, wear sturdy boots, dress in long pants of a tough fabric, and layers up top.
Parking will be just down the road, past the "Tri-State" Exxon, in the "Kettle Corn" lot. Permission has been granted by the property owner. Just ask the Kettle Corn or other Vendor folks where they'd like you to park.
Bring your phone and/or other camera to capture the project, and maybe even enter the Alice Ferguson Foundation photo contest!
For any questions, or to RSVP, contact Samantha Zurbuch at 304-535-5017 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
River (Active since 1998)
State: West Virginia
Nearest City: Harpers Ferry
GPS Coordinates: 39.320675, -77.713169
Directions: Potoma Wayside is located on the Virginia side of Potomac 340 bridge. You can park in the "Kettle Corn lot", beside the Exxon. The lot is after the Exxon if coming from MD or VA, and before the Exxon if coming from WV. When you arrive in the lot, please ask the food vendors where they'd like you to park, then proceed to walk along the road toward potoma wayside using extreme caution. Watch for traffic. Very Carefully cross the road. We will meet by the pullout at Potoma Wayside. Look for the leader in a Park Ranger uniform. Email any questions, or to RSVP: email@example.com or call 304-535-5017
Parking Capacity: 20
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||
There is a long, steep trail to the river. There will be all kinds of debris and trash on the shoreline and in the woods. The cleanup may require traversing rough terrain with uneven footing and sharp/dangerous objects. Please Wear Sturdy, protective footwear and long pants and long sleeves, along with work gloves, sunglasses, and a hat. This project may not be suitable for small children or those with mobility issues. Please bring your own water & snacks.
This site is open to the public
RSVP Not Required
Maximum Volunteers: 40
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