Trash Free Potomac Network - Connecting for a Trash Free Watershed

Potomac/Anacostia River Watersheds Cleanup at Watts Branch!
Cleanup Event

This Cleanup is part of the Potomac River Watershed Cleanup

April 13, 2019, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Join the University of Miami Alumni of Washington, D.C. (D.C. 'Canes), friends, and neighbors in cleaning-up our shared backyard this April 13th! Watts Branch is a beautiful stream stemming from the Anacostia River that has suffered from significant trash build-up. Be part of the team making the stream and surrounding park land safe, healthy, and clear of waste for people and wildlife to enjoy and live in. This event is hosted in conjunction with the University of Miami's Alumni Day of Service, but all are welcome to attend! Hope to see you there!

Kenilworth Park - Watts Branch

Site Type

Run/Creek/Stream (Active since 2019)


County: District of Columbia

State: District of Columbia


Nearest City: Washington

GPS Coordinates: 385418.3, 765652.7


Directions: Park Entrance: Intersection of Kenilworth Terrace NE & Duane Avenue NE

Follow Duane Avenue NE into the park. On the left, just off the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail, there is a picnic pavilion which will serve as the registration site. Parking is available a little further down the road, past the pavilion.

Watershed Anacostia
Sub Watershed

Parking Capacity: 0

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

The site is along a shallow creek with steep sides. It may be muddy and slippery, so caution needs to be exercised navigating the edge. There is also significant underbrush with potentially sharp branches and thorns that could snag clothes or skin, so long sleeves and pants are required.


What To Expect


This site is open to the public

RSVP is Required

Maximum Volunteers: 50

Contact Info.

Pierre Gaunaurd



Closed toed shoes, long pants, and long sleeved shirts are required due to significant underbrush and slippery/muddy conditions.

Water and snacks will be available, but please bring a reusable water bottle to refill on-site.

Information will also be available to take home about local greening programs like Riversmart Homes.