Trash Free Potomac Network - Connecting for a Trash Free Watershed


Potomac Cleanup and 5K Run/Walk
Cleanup Event

This Cleanup is part of the Potomac River Watershed Cleanup

April 13, 2019, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM


Kick off the spring season with a 5K run/walk and trash cleanup hosted by Potomac Conservancy, parkrun, Friends of Theodore Roosevelt Island, and the National Park Service!

This event will take place at Theodore Roosevelt Island, one of our favorite local areas along the Potomac River. Your free tickets also includes light snacks, water, and everything else you need to have a successful run/walk and cleanup.

Details:

8:45 AM - 10:00 AM

5K run/walk throughout the island

Participants should walk south of the Memorial Plaza to get onto the main bridge that will lead to our meeting place on the island

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Trash cleanup on the island

What to bring:

A reusable water bottle

Layered clothing and close-toed shoes you don’t mind getting dirty

What’s more?

We’ll also be celebrating Alice Ferguson Foundation’s 31st Annual Potomac Watershed Cleanup Day, where hundreds of volunteers throughout the region will be stepping up to fight for clean water.

Register at www.potomac.org/events for this fun, family-friendly event!

Theodore Roosevelt Island
Also known as 'TRI'


Site Type

River

Location

County: District of Columbia

State: District of Columbia

Zip: 20007

Nearest City: Arlington

GPS Coordinates: 38.8972, -77.062979

Directions

Directions: By Car
Drivers can only reach Theodore Roosevelt Island from the northbound lanes of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. After Memorial Bridge, follow the sign to turn right into the parking lot.

Please note that you must park in a designated parking space. US Park Police regularly tickets drivers who have parked on the grass.

By Metro
The island is a 10-15 minute walk from the Rosslyn Metro station. From the station, walk toward the Key Bridge. A short connecting trail leads downhill from the downstream side of the bridge, across the parkway, and into the parking lot at Theodore Roosevelt Island.

On Foot or by Bicycle
The northern terminus of the Mount Vernon Trail is at Theodore Roosevelt Island. A short connecting trail leads downhill from the downstream side of the Key Bridge in Virginia, across the parkway, and into the parking lot at Theodore Roosevelt Island.

Bicycles are not allowed on the island. Bicycle racks are located near the footbridge.

On Foot
The Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail passes by Theodore Roosevelt Island.

Watershed Middle Potomac
Sub Watershed
Facilities

Parking Capacity: 50

Restrooms are available.

This site is suitable for children under seven.

This site is suitable for the elderly.

This site is NOT suitable for the disabled.

Notes & Special Issues

Parking can be tricky as the lot fills up quickly. We recommend volunteers consider taking the Metro to the Rosslyn Station and walking. Please see the directions.

Map

What To Expect


Details

This site is open to the public

RSVP is Required

Maximum Volunteers: 100

Contact Info.

Kyaira Ware

ware@potomac.org

Website

https://potomac.org/pc-events/2019/4/13/potomac-cleanup-and-5k-at-theodore-roosevelt-island

Suggestions

Details:

8:45 AM - 10:00 AM
5K run/walk throughout the island

Participants should walk south of the Memorial Plaza to get onto the main bridge that will lead to our meeting place on the island

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Trash cleanup on the island

What to bring:
A reusable water bottle
Layered clothing and close-toed shoes you don’t mind getting dirty