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From a press release:
“The seventh annual Rock Creek Extreme Cleanup will take place on Saturday, April 11, from 9 am to 12 pm. Rock Creek Conservancy is seeking volunteers to remove trash and debris at 70+ locations along Rock Creek in Washington, DC, and Montgomery County, MD. The three-hour cleanup will bring together kids, families, and adults of all ages to pick up litter from the creek and woodlands.
As part of the 125th Anniversary of Rock Creek Park, the Conservancy is seeking to engage and inspire everyone to find themselves in Rock Creek. “People love Rock Creek and are really eager to be involved,” according to Conservancy Executive Director, Matthew Fleischer. “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 six years, volunteers have fanned out in parks bordering the 33-mile length of Rock Creek and collected over 14,600 bags of litter, 69 tons of junk, 867 tires, and 37,350 plastic bags. During the Rock Creek Extreme Cleanup, volunteers carrying colorful trash bags can be seen for miles in Rock Creek parks.”