Our last clean up of this watershed area that ultimately feeds the Potomac River was in 2011. The area is forested with small runoff streams and is frequented by deer and other wildlife. This area is wilderness, meaning a protected forested area to be kept in its natural state. Contractors and others have left and/or buried materials over the years some of which is surfacing to include old tires and who knows what. There is also barbed wire. Be wary and careful during the clean up.
Run/Creek/Stream (Active since 2011)
Nearest City: Alexandria
GPS Coordinates: 38.802218, -77.098536
Directions: From Interstate 95/495, exit south to Telegraph Rd. Make a right turn just past North Kings highway just before the BP gas station on to East Dr. Follow East Dr. around the bend where one must turn left on Elmwood Drive. Follow Elmwood drive just past Norton Drive and make a left on Linnean St. Follow it to the end, which is a cul de sac adjoining Elmwood Towne Way. Park around that cul de sac just outside of the gate and walk through the pedestrian gate to join the teams.
Parking Capacity: 7
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||
Parking is outside the gated area. Elderly with no physical problems should have no problems contributing. The area was cleaned somewhat back in 2011, this 2019 clean up may still find barbed wire, downed trees, and branches. Deer frequent these forested/protected areas. Boots are suggested. Be wary of the water areas and always best to work with a companion in sight.
This site is open to the public
RSVP Not Required
Maximum Volunteers: 30