Volunteer

A group of volunteers jumping in the air in front of the trash they collected during the cleanup
Volunteers in the park with bags full of trash and recycling.

Photo courtesy of Rock Creek Conservancy.

Thank you for joining us for our 11th Annual Extreme Cleanup!

We would like to thank all our volunteers and partners that helped make the park a cleaner and greener place this past weekend. So far, we had 1085 volunteers who cleaned up 629 bags (9437 lbs) of trash and 339 bags (5085 lbs) of recycling with more data still coming in and more clean-up events happening in April! Special thanks to Rock Creek Conservancy and Alice Ferguson Foundation for working alongside park staff and volunteers to manage the annual Extreme Cleanup and Potomac River Watershed Cleanup. Last year, 4,000 pounds of trash was picked up--equivalent to the weight of the average car. How many pounds of trash do you think was picked up during the Extreme Cleanup this year?

The Extreme Cleanup is part of the Alice Ferguson Foundation’s annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup, which occurs in four states and the District of Columbia in April. We do our part for a trash-free Potomac River by cleaning up Rock Creek, which flows into the Potomac near the Watergate Complex and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.

Updated April 23, 2019.

 

 
Individual and Group Volunteering

Individual and Group Volunteering

Learn about volunteer opportunities at Rock Creek Park.

Volunteer Events

Volunteer Events

Volunteer at one of our annual events.

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Recognition

We appreciate all our volunteer do!

Safety

Safety

Important safety info for volunteering in the park.

Resources

Resources

Forms, Guidance, & Volunteer References

For more information about the Rock Creek Park Volunteer Program, contact the Rock Creek Park Volunteer Coordinator.

Last updated: April 25, 2019

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Mailing Address:

5200 Glover Rd, NW
Washington, DC 20015

Phone:

(202) 895-6000
Rock Creek Park administrative offices can be reached at 202-895-6000. For general information call 202-895-6070 Wednesday - Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and dial 0.

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