Trash Free Potomac Network - Connecting for a Trash Free Watershed

2019 Extreme Cleanup - Picnic Area 22
Cleanup Event

This Cleanup is part of the Potomac River Watershed Cleanup

April 14, 2019, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Join Rock Creek Conservancy for our 11th Annual Rock Creek Extreme Cleanup. Volunteers will clean-up the lands, banks, tributaries, and waters of Rock Creek throughout Maryland and D.C. Our goal is total stream cleanup of Rock Creek and its tributaries, the parks connected to Rock Creek, and the neighborhoods near Rock Creek where trash originates. We work closely with the National Park Service and Montgomery County Parks and are happy to be joining the Alice Ferguson Foundation as part of their 31st Potomac River Watershed Cleanup. We hope to see you there!

What: Volunteers will help clean Picnic Area #22 and the surrounding parks and water by the Rock Creek Park Police station.

Date and Time: Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Where: Volunteers will meet near the parking lot for Picnic Area 22 on the corner of Ross Dr. and Joyce Road which is accessible either via Beach Dr. or Military Road.

Leader Contact: Jesse Meiller,

What to Wear: Please dress appropriately for the weather. It may be chilly so dress warmly and in layers if necessary. Wear sturdy boots or sneakers. We encourage volunteers to wear a hat.

What to Bring: Trash bags and gloves will be provided. Feel free to bring your own tools and gloves if you have them. If you have trash grabbers or nets, please bring them. Students can earn SSL hours, but please bring needed forms. Bring water and any snacks that you may want.

Weather/Cancellation Policy: All participants will be notified via email at least 12 hours before the event start time if an event is canceled due to inclement weather. 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 as well. Please check back if you are unsure.

Please register here:

Picnic Area 22 (Ross Dr. & Joyce Rd.)
Also known as 'Ross Dr. & Joyce Rd. Picnic Area 22'

Site Type



County: District of Columbia

State: District of Columbia


Nearest City: Washington

GPS Coordinates: 38.960009, -77.043686


Directions: We will meet near the parking lot for Picnic Area 22 on the corner of Ross Dr. and Joyce Road which is accessible either via Beach Dr. or Military Road. There is only enough parking for 5 cars in the lot but there are other lots near by from which we can shuttle if need be. We will be canvasing both sides of Rock Creek south of the parking lot.

Watershed Rock Creek
Sub Watershed

Parking Capacity: 5

Restrooms are NOT 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


What To Expect


This site is open to the public

RSVP is Required

Maximum Volunteers: 30

Contact Info.

Jesse Meiller



Volunteers can register for the event here: