Trash Free Potomac Network - Connecting for a Trash Free Watershed

2019 Extreme Cleanup - National Zoo East
Cleanup Event

This Cleanup is part of the Potomac River Watershed Cleanup

April 13, 2019, 9:00 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 31st Potomac River Watershed Cleanup. We hope to see you there!

Date and Time: Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Volunteer Activity: Volunteers will help clean trash and litter from this section of Rock Creek Park.

Where: Volunteers will meet at the Amazonia Exhibit in the National Zoo. There is limited street parking available. Volunteers are encouraged to use public transportation, bike or carpool.

Leader Contact: Hilary Colton,, and Mary Deinlein,

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, no sandals. We also encourage volunteers to wear a hat.

What to Bring: Trash bags and gloves will be provided. Feel free to bring your own tools and gloves if you have them. If you have trash grabbers or nets, please bring them. Students can earn SSL hours, but please bring needed forms. Bring water and any snacks that you may want.

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.

National Zoo

Site Type



County: District of Columbia

State: District of Columbia

Zip: 20008

Nearest City: Washington

GPS Coordinates: 38.929519, -77.04905


Directions: We will meet at the National Zoo, between the bridges that go over Rock Creek, near the Rock Creek entrance (Harvard Streets and Beach Drive entrances). There is a fee to park.

Watershed Rock Creek
Sub Watershed

Parking Capacity: 15

Restrooms are available.

This site is NOT suitable for children under seven.

This site is NOT suitable for the elderly.

This site is NOT suitable for the disabled.

Notes & Special Issues


What To Expect


This site is not open to the public

RSVP Not Required

Maximum Volunteers: 20

Contact Info.