Trash Free Potomac Network - Connecting for a Trash Free Watershed

Sahouri Cleanup at Potomac Heritage Trail (American Legion Bridge)
Cleanup Event

This Cleanup is part of the Potomac River Watershed Cleanup

April 15, 2020, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Rain Date: April 16, 2020, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Sahouri Insurance in conjunction with WMCCAI cleanup underneath the American Legion Bridge on the Potomac Heritage Trail

WMCCAI- Potomac Heritage Trail @ American Legion Bridge

Site Type

River (Active since 2019)


County: Fairfax

State: Virginia

Zip: 22101

Nearest City: Mclean

GPS Coordinates: 38.967817, -77.179429


Directions: Plentiful parking on both sides of live oak drive. Use Langley Swim & Tennis Club address for directions to the street. (728 Live Oak Drive, Mclean, VA 22101). The trail head and path to access the cleanup sight is at the end of live oak drive (dead end cul-de-sac).

Watershed Lower Potomac
Sub Watershed

Parking Capacity: 40

Restrooms are available.

This site is NOT suitable for children under seven.

This site is suitable for the elderly.

This site is NOT suitable for the disabled.

Notes & Special Issues

The 'hike' from the end of 'live oak drive, mclean, va 22101) aka the 'access point' to the cleanup sight (under and around the american legion bridge overpass) does require a short 400yd walk down a 25* sloped, quasi-maintained trail made up mostly of rock.


What To Expect


This site is open to the public

RSVP is Required

Maximum Volunteers: 20

Contact Info.

Allen Hudson



We are asking that our volunteers commit to at least one (preferably 2) cleanup periods. There are three periods or shifts-
8-10am- Site Prep/Analysis. Strategy. Early trash collection.
10am-12pm- Trash collection, bagging/sorting and securing.
12pm-2pm- Final site cleanup and removal of bagged trash (heavier lifting and a mild (.25 mile) uphill 'hike'.)

Appropriate hand protection as well as trash bags and cleanup tools will be provided. Cleanup is almost entirely light/dry 'litter'. Cans, bottles, boxes and bags. Nothing unusual.

Please DO wear pants, a long sleeve shirt and appropriate foot protection. Athletic shoes with rubber soles a minimum, ideal (although not required) would be mid-high ankle trail shoes or work boots that can be laced above the ankle. The trail IS well-maintained but it is unpaved and footing awareness is important. There are alot of large rocks beneath the bridge (for erosion protection).