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April 23: Potomac Watershed Cleanup in Annandale Park

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The Northern Virginia Conservation Trust is sponsoring a trash cleanup in Annandale Community Park on Sunday, April 23, 9 a.m. to noon, at 4030 Hummer Road. For ages 14 to adult, with ages 7 to 13 if a parent is present.  Click here for waiver form.

Gloves and supplies will be provided, and refreshments available. Bring shoes and clothes appropriate for dirty work in the park, and water, sunscreen, and bug spray. Bring boots or waders if you want to clean in the stream, a shallow stem of Accotink Creek. Event is rain or shine, as long as there is no thunder or lightning.

Please email dsaltzberg@nvct.org to let us know if you’re coming for a preliminary headcount, but last-minute attendees are welcome.

Directions: Enter Annandale Community Park from Hummer Road (just off Little River Turnpike), and bear left toward the basketball courts. Meet at the picnic shelter at 9 a.m.

This is the second annual cleanup in partnership with the Alice Ferguson Foundation. NVCT’s event last year removed some 30 bags of trash weighing about 1,000 pounds from the Potomac watershed.

Contact Daniel Saltzberg, dsaltzberg@nvct.org, 703-354-5093.

(The event will be held rain or shine. In the event of extreme weather, any scheduling changes will be posted here on this Volunteer page by 7am on Sunday.)

 

Volunteer opportunities throughout the year

a 2016 stream cleanup All are welcome to volunteer their time, energy and enthusiasm in restoring habitats in Northern Virginia. NVCT holds numerous volunteer events each year, including invasive plant removals, tree plantings, trash removals, and much more.

Removing harmful invasive plants from the ecosystem, picking up litter, and planting trees helps keep our communities beautiful and healthy places to live. The Trust provides gloves, equipment, and any necessary training. No experience required!