Trash Free Potomac Network - Connecting for a Trash Free Watershed

Friends of Holmes Run cleanup (Upper Holmes Run)
Cleanup Event

This Cleanup is part of the Potomac River Watershed Cleanup

April 18, 2020, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Rain Date: April 25, 2020, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

This effort is part of the Friends of Holmes Run network of clean-up events. Please spread the word to friends and neighbors!

For more information, see

Upper Holmes Run
Also known as 'Jefferson District Park'

Site Type

Run/Creek/Stream (Active since 2013)


County: Fairfax

State: Virginia

Zip: 22043

Nearest City: Falls Church

GPS Coordinates: 38.8762652, -77.2177565


Directions: Jefferson District Park is located just inside 495 off of Lee Hwy; the address is:

7900 Lee Hwy, Falls Church, VA 22042

When entering the park, bear to the left and park in the lot adjacent to Lee Hwy and the basketball/tennis courts. We will meet at the turnaround in front of the maintenance area. If you arrive late, please head down to the stream and find the site leader to sign in.

Watershed Lower Potomac
Sub Watershed Holmes Run/Cameron Run

Parking Capacity: 50

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

Volunteers will meet at 9:30am at the Jefferson District Park maintenance building (just downhill from the miniature golf and basketball courts). We will break up into groups and conduct cleanup in and along Holmes Run, the pedestrian trail, and around the pond. A separate group will meet upstream and work their way down from Shreve Road.

In the event of light rain, the cleanup will continue; however, if there is dangerous weather or high water, the alternate date is Saturday, 25 April.

Please wear appropriate attire: long pants, long sleeved shirts, and sturdy shoes that you don't mind getting dirty. Individuals will assess their level of comfort on the stream bank; all participants will work in pairs or groups. Safety is the priority.

Please bring gloves, water, and appropriate tools: garden rakes or curved implements can be very helpful picking up litter and keeping you dry. The cleanup site leader will provide trash bags via the Ferguson Foundation.

Thank you for your time and consideration!


What To Expect


This site is open to the public

RSVP is Required

Maximum Volunteers: 50

Contact Info.

Joe Knecht