Trash Free Potomac Network - Connecting for a Trash Free Watershed

2019 Extreme Cleanup -- Melvin Hazen West
Cleanup Event

This Cleanup is part of the Potomac River Watershed Cleanup

April 13, 2019, 10:00 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 30th Potomac River Watershed Cleanup!

What: Volunteers will help clean trash and litter from the Melvin Hazen section of Rock Creek Park

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

Where: Volunteers will meet at Melvin Hazen West on Sedgwick. Limited parking is available. The site is a 5-minute walk from metro stations, Cleveland Park or Van Ness-UDC (red line).

Leader Contact: This is one of our 2019 mini-oasis sites and is still in need of a leader. If you are interested in hosting here, please contact

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

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.

Melvin Hazen West

Site Type



County: District of Columbia

State: District of Columbia

Zip: 20008

Nearest City: Washington

GPS Coordinates: 38.938541, -77.062693


Directions: We will meet at the Melvin Hazen West trailhead located at the intersection of Rodman Street NW and Quebec Place NW. On-street parking is available, but limited.

Watershed Rock Creek
Sub Watershed

Parking Capacity: 15

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: 50

Contact Info.