Volunteers Needed for the 9th Annual Upper Occoquan River Cleanup


Cause Areas

When

Sat Apr 21, 2018 09:00 AM - Sat Apr 28, 2018 02:00 PM

Where

Upper Occoquan River (Several locations)IWLA, Lake Jackson, Riverview Est, Lake Ridge MarManassas, VA 20109
Volunteers treating one of NOVA's drinking sources.

About

On Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. (Raiindate, April 28 ), Prince William Trails and Streams Coalition (PWTSC), a 501(c)3 organization, is conducting its 7th annual clean-up of the upper Occoquan River, from nine different sites along 25+ miles of the Occoquan River.

The clean-up ranges from Cedar Run/Broad Run, through Lake Jackson, and from the base of Lake Jackson Dam to Hooes Run (south of Lake Ridge Marina). This cleanup is part of the Alice Ferguson Foundation’s (www.fergusonfoundation.org) Potomac River Watershed Cleanup. Friends of the Occoquan (www.friendsoftheoccoquan.org) will also be holding a cleanup at different shoreline parks along the Occoquan River. Cleanup areas will be both on land ( dry stormwater ponds) and on water.

PWTSC is partnering with the Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District, Prince William County Parks and Recreation and Prince William County Public Works along with a number of home owners associations, civic associations, businesses, and volunteer groups to accomplish this major 25+-mile river clean-up. During last year’s clean-up, 225 volunteers (70 on water) pulled 405 of trash bags, 26 tires, 4 barrels and different debris was pulled out of the Occoquan River and this year we hope to get more help to remove even more!

PWTSC needs experienced kayakers, canoeists, jon boaters, and pontoon boaters to sign up for this major on-the-water conservation effort. Some kayaks and canoes will be available for loan provided by Penguin Paddling (at Hooes Run) and the Prince William County Parks and Recreation Department (at Lake Ridge Marina).
All land cleanup volunteers should register with the Lake Ridge station.

To register, visit: www.pwtsc.org

Please visit www.pwtsc.org for more information or contact Ed Dandar at efdandar@verizon.net or 703-487-0269.

Skills

  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Swimming
  • Water Recreation

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 12
  • Volunteers will be using boats, kayaks, canoes.
  • Experienced kayakers, canoeists, jon boaters, and ponton boaters are needed!

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