Rock Creek Conservancy Seeks Volunteers for Extreme Cleanup on April 6

by Prince Of Petworth April 2, 2013 at 3:15 pm 4 Comments

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From a press release:

The fifth annual Rock Creek Extreme Cleanup will take place on Saturday, April 6, from 9 am to 12 pm. Rock Creek Conservancy is seeking volunteers to remove trash and debris at over 70 locations along Rock Creek in Washington, DC, and Montgomery County, MD. Click here for a map of cleanup locations and signup information.

The three-hour cleanup will bring together kids, families, and adults of all ages to pick up litter from the creek and woodlands.

“People love Rock Creek and are really eager to be involved,” according to Conservancy Executive Director, Beth Mullin. “They can make a difference right here, and it’s a fun way for kids and adults to be outside and give back to their community. Our parks are now visibly and measurably cleaner, but they still need a spring cleaning.”

People interested in volunteering can find a cleanup location and sign up at the Rock Creek Conservancy website, rockcreekconservancy.org.

During each of the past four years, volunteers have fanned out in parks bordering the 33-mile length of Rock Creek and collected over 2,500 bags of litter and tons of assorted junk, including a Canadian flag on a flagpole, a parking meter full of coins, and a Vespa motorbike. During the Rock Creek Extreme Cleanup, volunteers carrying colorful trash bags can be seen for miles in Rock Creek parks.

  • Gordon Shumway

    Will I have to haul out any deer carcasses. Those thing are heavy!

    • Anonymous

      Exactly. I have heard there are too many deer in Rock Creek Park. I am ready for extreme cleanup operations.

  • Mike

    It’s insane all the garbage that piles up in that little creek. Bottles, bags, and sporting goods of all kinds. Kudos to all the volunteers that are going out there to pick up our collective garbage. Not easy work.

  • Jules

    A quick update on the cleanup– 1,200 volunteers at 60 locations up the Rock Creek watershed picked up over 4 tons of trash last Saturday! I volunteered with one of the Piney Branch crews and the results were pretty incredible given the number of hands we had working together. Great event, great org!


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