Last year, more than 14,000 volunteers across five states hauled 262 tons of trash out of the Potomac River watershed during the annual Rock Creek Extreme Cleanup, Tom Smerling of the Rock Creek Conservancy posted on Patch.
This year, there will be volunteers at more than 40 sites along Rock Creek (see the map at Rock Creek Conservancy) picking up trash on Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Join them at one of two places year you, Smerling posted on Patch:
- Meadowbrook Park (gather by the activity building)
- Ray's Meadow Park (north of East-West Highway, gather by the playground)
Click on a site—Meadowbrook or Ray's—to see the registration page, which includes directions, parking and additional details.
Walk-ins are welcome, but registering in advance helps everything go more smoothly on clean-up day.
Supervised children and pets are welcome. Student Service Learning credits are available. At Ray's Meadow, some volunteers will pick up trash while others will pull garlic mustard, a noxious alien invasive plant. No experience is necessary, Smerling added.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.