Clean the Potomac River!
Time & Location
About The Event
The Potomac River is one of the largest rivers that flows into the Chesapeake Bay, and is the source of up to 75% of the drinking and washing water in the region. Littering, runoff, and trash contribute to a widespread problem that affects everyone. In addition to the impact litter has on the local environment, it ultimately makes its way to the ocean and can cause severe damage to ocean plant and wildlife in its existing state and as it breaks down over time. It is critical that we do our part to PREVENT trash from getting into the Potomac river and ultimately the ocean.
On 9/22 from 12:30PM-4:30PM, we will be picking up litter at Great Falls Park (9200 Old Dominion Dr. McLean, VA 22102). Great Falls Park will provide trash bags, gloves, trash pickers, etc. Barbera Foundation will provide water and snacks to all the volunteers. All you need to do is bring yourself, your friends, your kids and get ready to pick up some trash! This is a big effort, and there is a lot of trash that needs to be picked up, so we will need about 50-60 people.
Once at the park, please park in the lower parking lot: From the entrance station make a immediate right turn into the parking lot area. A Great Falls Park Ranger named Andrew, and/or I (Kevin Barbera) will be there with the equipment!
For every straw, plastic bag, flip flop, or candy wrapper that you pick up, you can know that you are making a huge impact on our environment which will help to keep our Potomac River clean and safe for all of us to enjoy!
One more thing.. Great Falls Park notified me that every volunteer will receive a FREE one time admission to any other national park for helping out with this event!
Can't make it to this event, but still want to support this effort? Please feel free to make a donation by clicking this link!
All proceeds will go towards supporting our volunteers with food and water along with promoting this event online.
Thanks and I hope to see you there!