The Nature Conservancy Virginia - Fairfax County Watershed Cleanup

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Please RSVP or direct questions to Jen Dalke at or 540-335-1302.

Join The Nature Conservancy and Fairfax County Park Authority to clean up your watershed! Help keep trash and debris out of waterways that flow into the Chesapeake Bay.

We need 1,000 volunteers to help us cover 21 parks! This event is ideal for families, service groups, Scouts and individuals.

Dates and locations are subject to change. Registration for our 4th annual cleanup event will open on March 1, 2019.

APRIL 5, 2019
  • Providence RECenter, Falls Church
APRIL 6, 2019
  • Accotink Stream Valley Park, Annandale
  • Cub Run RECenter, Chantilly
  • Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, Chantilly
  • George Washington RECenter grounds, Alexandria
  • Hidden Oaks Nature Center at Roundtree Park, Falls Church
  • Hidden Pond Nature Center, Springfield
  • Huntley Meadows Park, Alexandria
  • Lake Accotink Park, Springfield
  • Lake Fairfax Park, Reston
  • Lemon Road Park, Falls Church
  • Middleridge Park, Fairfax
  • Ossian Hall Park, Annandale
  • Pine Ridge Park, Annandale
  • Royal Lake Park, Fairfax
  • Sully Historic Site, Chantilly
  • Woodglen Lake Park, Fairfax
APRIL 13, 2019
  • Riverbend Park, Great Falls
  • Scott’s Run Nature Preserve, McLean
APRIL 20, 2019
  • Arrowbrook Park, Herndon
  • Dulles Rock Hill Park, Chantilly
  • Merrybrook Run Stream Valley Park, Fairfax

This spring cleaning will remove tires, plastic bottles, cans and other debris from local waterways, preventing trash from reaching the nation’s largest estuary, the Chesapeake Bay.

Volunteers and staff came out in force in 2018 despite frigid temperatures and a threat of snow. 647 volunteers gave more than 1,700 hours of service at 10 different parks, cleaned 39 miles of stream, shoreline and trails, and collected an estimated 5.6 tons of trash - including a plastic pink flamingo and 1950’s vintage oven.

The volunteer effort provides a healthy checkup for local waterways and Fairfax County and, by recording what you remove, you’ll be helping scientists, ecologists and environmental organizations in their efforts to improve our environment.

Snacks, give-a-ways and other free, fun activities like historic house tours and educational opportunities will take place at the work sites.

Registration will open March 1.

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Fri Apr 05, 2019 - Sat Apr 20, 2019
09:30 AM - 11:30 AM


Various LocationFairfax, VA 22035







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