Trash Free Potomac Network - Connecting for a Trash Free Watershed

2019 Extreme Cleanup - Portal Branch
Cleanup Event

This Cleanup is part of the Potomac River Watershed Cleanup

April 13, 2019, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Rock Creek Park a natural oasis of more than 1700 acres of parkland in the middle of Washington, DC. Trash is one of the biggest issues plaguing this urban park. Join Rock Creek Conservancy and the National Park Service as we remove litter from Portal Branch.

Volunteer Activity: Volunteers will help cleanup up trash from Portal Branch.

When: Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Where: Portal Branch. Volunteers will meet at the intersection of Portal Dr NW & E Beach Dr NW. There is limited street parking, so volunteers are encouraged to carpool or use public transportation.

What to Wear: Please dress appropriately for the weather. Wear sturdy boots or sneakers. We recommend long pants and sleeves to prevent contact with poison ivy.

What to Bring: Bring water. Tools and gloves will be provided. Feel free to bring your own gloves if you have them. Students can earn SSL hours, but please bring needed forms.

Adopt-A-Stream Leader Contact Information: Erick Torres,

Weather/Cancellation Policy: If there is inclement weather we will email you directly to let you know the event has been cancelled. If you do not hear from us you should assume the event will occur as scheduled. All cancellations will be updated and announced on the event calendar listing. Please check back if you are unsure.

Please register here:

Portal Branch

Site Type



County: District of Columbia

State: District of Columbia


Nearest City:

GPS Coordinates: 38.992493, -77.039939


Directions: We will meet at the park at the intersection of 16th Street, and North Portal Drive, N.W. (across the street from 1601 North Portal Drive, N.W. Washington DC 20012). Accessible through Silver Spring Metro Station.

Watershed Rock Creek
Sub Watershed

Parking Capacity:

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


What To Expect


This site is open to the public

RSVP is Required

Maximum Volunteers: 20

Contact Info.

Erick Torres



Volunteers can register for this event here: