Potomac Watershed Cleanup

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Help Volunteer at Greenbelt Park.
1- Call 301-344-3944 and get on the Potomac Watershed Volunteer List
2- Bring tick repellant, water bottle, and good sturdy shoes.
3- Wear proper clothes and shoes for picking up trash.
4- Have fun and know you are making a difference for Still Creek, Anacostia River, Potomac River, and the Chesapeake Bay.
5- Fill out Volunteer Application when you arrive.
All participants will meet at the Sweetgum Picnic Area.


Join us for the Potomac Watershed Cleanup 2017 on Saturday April 8 from 8:45 a.m. to 12 Noon.
Raindate is Saturday April 15.

The Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup has become a decisive catalyst for progress that ignites people throughout the watershed with the Alice Ferguson Foundation's community spirit. The largest regional event of its kind,the Cleanup provides a transforming experience that engages citizens and community leaders and generates momentum for change

Two volunteers picking up trash in a Cleanup
a map of the Potomac Watershed Cleanup
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Alice Ferguson Foundation

What is a Watershed?

A watershed is an area of land that drains into a body of water. When rain falls it lands on trees, grass, homes, roads, farms, parking lots, gardens, schools and more. Natural surfaces absorb that water, but paved surfaces, buildings, and landscaped plots send most of the water flowing over land, downhill to nearby streams. We call that water runoff, and it carries with it anything that's on the land –soil, fertilizer, trash and more. In our region, all of those streams eventually meet the Potomac River. You live in the Potomac Watershed and what you do on land affects the river!


Last updated: April 20, 2017

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6565 Greenbelt Road
Greenbelt, MD 20770


(301) 344-3944

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