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Watershed Clean-up Day

  • Saturday, October 19, 2013
  • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Park Authority
Park Authority Seeking Volunteers
 
The Fairfax County Park Authority's annual Watershed Clean-up Day is slated forSaturday, October 19. Volunteers are needed to help comb the shores of local lakes, creeks, and streams for litter and other debris. Along with the normal haul of tires, cans, plastic bags, cigarette butts, and other illegally dumped trash, crews at clean-up sites will document how many balloons they find and share this data with Clean Virginia Waterways, a nonprofit organization affiliated with the Ocean Conservancy.
 
Event Details:
  
Saturday, October 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  
Please call one of the following participating sites to register:

 

Frying Pan Farm Park, 703-437-9101

Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 703-941-1065

Hidden Pond Nature Center, 703-451-9588

Huntley Meadows Park, 703-768-2525

Lake Accotink Park, 703-569-3464

Riverbend Visitor Center, 703-759-9018

Sully Historic Site, 703-437-1794

Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, 703-631-0013

 
Wearing boots, old clothes, and gloves are highly recommended. Trash bags will be provided.
 

The Park Authority's Watershed Clean-up Day is a great way for individuals, students, families, scouts, and other community groups to help make a difference in their local neighborhoods and prevent trash from flowing downstream to the Chesapeake Bay and beyond. According to Clean Virginia Waterways, 7,491 volunteers in Virginia removed more than 490,000 pounds of trash and litter from the commonwealth's rivers and beaches last fall.

 

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