|photo from PWSWC|
On-River volunteers with canoes, kayaks or jon boats are needed for the annual Occoquan River clean up. On Saturday September 11, 2021 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. (rain date September 18, 2021), is the 12th 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.
During last year’s clean-up (2020), Over 109 Volunteers (57 on-water) (56 on-land) collected 130 trash bags, 7 tires and other items. Over 3,140 pounds of trash was collected. Volunteers cleaned up debris on the water, one storm water retention pond, and other land sites.
This Occoquan River cleanup happens every year and is the
combined effort of the Prince William Trails and Streams Coalition, Trash Free
Potomac Watershed, Penguin Paddling, Prince William County Parks and Recreation
Department and the Prince
William Soil and Water Conservation District . Come on out and help
our community. Trash bags, gloves, water and refreshments will be provided to
all participants. This is a true on the river cleanup and is done primarily by
Experienced kayakers, canoeists, jon boaters, and pontoon boaters are needed. 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). As in previous years, the cleanup will be staged from multiple sites along the river, from the canoe/kayak launch area below Lake Jackson dam, down to Lake Ridge / Hooes Run.
Please visit www.pwtsc.org for more information and to register for this event or contact Bill McCarty at firstname.lastname@example.org or Veronica Tangiri at email@example.com (571-379-7514) . The signup has all the launch and take-out locations.