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Volunteer for the 29th Annual Potomac Watershed Cleanup | News Release | City of Alexandria

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Volunteer for the 29th Annual Potomac Watershed Cleanup
Save the Date:  Saturday, April 8 from 9 – 11 a.m.

Screen Shot 2017-03-06 at 1.58.06 PMThe City’s Department of Transportation and Environmental Services (T&ES), Stormwater Management Division and Resource Recovery Division in conjunction with the Alice Ferguson Foundation, will host two cleanup sites in the City.  Storm drains are connected directly to our local streams and waterways.  That means that litter thrown on roads and parking lots can wash down storm drains to our local streams and the Potomac River.  Around the region, families, scouts, students, retirees, and thousands of other concerned residents and citizens will hit the shorelines, neighborhood parks, community streets, and schoolyards to clean local streams in the Potomac River Watershed.

The Alice Ferguson Foundation created the Potomac River Watershed Cleanup in 1989 and has overseen the collection of over 5 million pounds of trash.

The City is hosting two sites this year, both in Four Mile Run Park:

  • Site 1: At 4125 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Site 2: At the end of 3700 Commonwealth Avenue

Volunteers interested in the above sites must RSVP to Sara DeGroot at sara.degroot@alexandriava.gov.

For more cleanup sites in Alexandria and the region, visit the Potomac River Watershed Cleanup.

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