Trash Free Potomac Network - Connecting for a Trash Free Watershed

2019 Extreme Cleanup - Peirce Mill
Cleanup Event

This Cleanup is part of the Potomac River Watershed Cleanup

April 14, 2019, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Join Blue Planet Scuba and 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!

Volunteer Activity: Volunteers will clean up trash near Peirce Mill before it enters Rock Creek.

When: Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Where: Volunteers will meet at Picnic Area #1 near the intersection of Tilden St NW and Shoemaker Street NW, Washington, DC 20015. Limited parking is available in the lot or on the street in the surrounding area. The site is a 15 to 20-minute walk from metro stations, Cleveland Park or Van Ness-UDC (red line).

Leader Contact: Blue Planet Scuba, or Rock Creek Conservancy,

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.

Peirce Mill

Site Type



County: District of Columbia

State: District of Columbia

Zip: 20008

Nearest City: Washington

GPS Coordinates: 38.940201, -77.052473


Directions: We will meet in the parking lot across from Pierce Mill along Spring of Freedom Rd NW.

Watershed Rock Creek
Sub Watershed

Parking Capacity: 20

Restrooms are 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

This site is cared for by the Blue Planet Scuba Stream Team. Please contact us directly at or 202-527-9419 if you would like to join our team.


What To Expect


This site is open to the public

RSVP is Required

Maximum Volunteers: 150

Contact Info.

Blue Planet Scuba



Volunteers can register for this public event here: