Monthly Archives: May 2019

Results of the Occoquan cleanup – April 20, 2019

As part of the Occoquan cleanup on April 20, twenty volunteers worked from the LRPRA boat ramp on Hooes Run, paddling out to gather trash along the shore line, or walking the trail to clean up.  Another eight volunteers gathered trash from a site further upstream, along Old Bridge Road.  Thirty-five bags of trash, seven large dock floats, three tires and other items were collected at the boat ramp.  Another twenty bags of trash were collected by the group working upstream, near Old Bridge Road.  The bulk of the trash is plastic – bottles and other items.  Thanks to the volunteers who worked to remove some of the plastic pollution from the reservoir and Occoquan watershed. More information with results from the other cleanup sites on the Occoquan will be added soon.