Trash Free Potomac Network - Connecting for a Trash Free Watershed


2020 Big Spring Annual Occoquan River Cleanup
Cleanup Event

This Cleanup is part of the Potomac River Watershed Cleanup

April 18, 2020, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM


Volunteers Needed to Clean the Occoquan River – the water supply for most of the Eastern Part of Prince William & Fairfax Counties.

2020 -Friends of the Occoquan (FOTO) partnering with Prince William Trials and Streams Coalition (PWTSC) for Plastic Pollution Awareness in the Potomac Watershed

On Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. , Prince William Trails and Streams Coalition (PWTSC), a 501(c)3 organization and Friends of the Occoquan (FOTO) will have a big annual clean-up of the Occoquan River from different sites along +30 miles stretch of the Occoquan River. This clean-up will run from Cedar Run/Broad Run, through Lake Jackson, and from the base of Lake Jackson Dam through Hooes Run and Lake Ridge Marina (FOTO's base) to the Belmont Bay ( Belmont Bay Paddlers)
County stormwater ponds are also included for cleanup on-land serving as appropriate sites for community volunteers, students and scout troops.

This Annual Cleanup will be having Prince William Trails and Streams, Friends of the Occoquan, Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District, Prince William County Parks and Recreation, Prince William County Public Works, and a number of home owners associations, civic associations, businesses, and volunteer groups.

Last year (2019) PWTSC had 298 volunteers (76 on-water and 222 volunteers on land) who pulled out over 11067 pounds of trash, 59 tires among others items out of the Occoquan River. This year we hope to get more volunteers for more plastic pollution and water quality awareness in Northern Virginia.

Experienced kayakers, canoeists, jon boaters, and pontoon boaters are need to sign up for this big annual event.. Some kayaks and canoes will be available for loan provided by Penguin Paddling (at Hooes Run) and the Prince William County Parks and Recreation Department (at Lake Ridge Marina).

To Register for this event , please visit:
www.pwtsc.org OR www.friendsoftheoccoquan.org

Cleanup supplies and trash haul support will be provided to individuals or groups regardless of location.

For more information or questions to be part of this great fun event in Prince William County/Fairfax, please contact: Veronica Tangiri at waterquality@pwswcd.org or call 571 379 8213.

2020 Big Annual Spring Occoquan River Cleanup Event


Site Type

Run/Creek/Stream (Active since 2009)

Location

County: Prince William

State: Virginia

Zip: 20109

Nearest City: Manassas

GPS Coordinates: 38.71924, -77.336605

Directions

Directions: Several cleanup locations

Watershed Middle Potomac
Sub Watershed
Facilities

Parking Capacity: 1000

Restrooms are available.

This site is suitable for children under seven.

This site is suitable for the elderly.

This site is suitable for the disabled.

Notes & Special Issues

Volunteers Needed to Clean the Occoquan River – the water supply for most of the Eastern Part of Prince William & Fairfax Counties.

2020 -Friends of the Occoquan (FOTO) partnering with Prince William Trials and Streams Coalition (PWTSC) for Plastic Pollution Awareness in the Potomac Watershed

On Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. , Prince William Trails and Streams Coalition (PWTSC), a 501(c)3 organization and Friends of the Occoquan (FOTO) will have a big annual clean-up of the Occoquan River, from different sites along a +30 miles stretch of the Occoquan River. This clean-up will run from Cedar Run/Broad Run, through Lake Jackson, and from the base of Lake Jackson Dam through Hooes Run and Lake Ridge Marina (FOTO's base) to the Belmont Bay ( Belmont Bay Paddlers)
County stormwater ponds are also included for cleanup on-land; appropriate sites for community volunteers, students and scout troops.

This Annual Cleanup will be having PWTSC is partnering, Friends of the Occoquan, Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District, Prince William County Parks and Recreation, Prince William County Public Works, and a number of home owners associations, civic associations, businesses, and volunteer groups all partnering to accomplish this major 30+-mile river clean-up.
Last year (2019) PWTSC had 298 volunteers (76 on-water and 222 volunteers on land) who pulled out over 11067 pounds of trash, over 60 tires among others items out of the Occoquan River. This year we hope to get more volunteers to reduce trash in this waterway especially with the partnership of FOTO for more water quality awareness in Prince William County.

Experienced kayakers, canoeists, jon boaters, and pontoon boaters are need to sign up for this big annual event.. Some kayaks and canoes will be available for loan provided by Penguin Paddling (at Hooes Run) and the Prince William County Parks and Recreation Department (at Lake Ridge Marina).

To Register for this event , please visit:
www.pwtsc.org OR www.friendsoftheoccoquan.org

Cleanup supplies and trash haul support will be provided to individuals or groups regardless of location.

For more information or questions to be part of this great fun event in Prince William County/Fairfax, please contact: Veronica Tangiri at waterquality@pwswcd.org or call 571 379 8213.

Map

What To Expect


Details

This site is open to the public

RSVP is Required

Maximum Volunteers: 500

Contact Info.

Any citizen who likes to promote water quality awareness and to save water for the future generation

waterquality@pwswcd.org

Website

http://www.pwtsc.org

Suggestions

PWTSC will give out Free t-shirts and Light refreshment to volunteers.

Volunteers for Land Cleanup: Select Lake Ridge Marina for cleanup station ( carpool maybe needed to stormwater ponds and water ways sites on land).

Volunteers for on Water Cleanup: Kayaks are available. Boats are welcome (Specify during registration)