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Results – trash cleanup at Neabsco Creek, March 13, 2021

Thanks to the volunteers who participated in the cleanup, removing about 150 bags of trash, 30 tires, and a number of other large items from the watershed. The majority of the trash was plastic bottles and containers. Other items picked up were three 55-gallon plastic barrels, plastic buckets, two electric motorized children’s vehicles, and a piece of furniture.

The work of individual volunteers, families, and groups who participated is greatly appreciated. Thanks to Boy Scout Troops 295 and 501; and the Northern Virginia GeoCache group.

The cleanup is sponsored by:

  • PW Soil and Water Conservation District
  • PW Trails and Steams Coalition
  • Woodbridge Potomac Communities Civic Association
  • PW County Dept of Parks, Recreation and Tourism

Trash cleanup – Neabsco Creek, Saturday March 13, 2021

We’re planning another cleanup of Neabsco Creek and Neabsco Eagles Park on Saturday, March 13, 2021 – (9:00 am to noon). Thanks to all who have registered for the cleanup. Registration is now closed.   For those who have registered, please remember to complete this waiver form for each participant, and bring them with you.

Safety guidelines will be enforced for everyone’s protection, including wearing a face mask and maintaining physical distancing from other participants outside their household. All participants will also need to complete an online waiver before participating. No walk-ins at this time. Registration & participation will be limited.

Partners for this event are the Woodbridge Potomac Communities Civic Association, the PW Soil & Water Conservation District, and the PWC Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism.

The location is:

  • Neabsco Eagles Park, 15801 NEABSCO RD, WOODBRIDGE, VA 22191

Contact for more information.

Here are some photos of the trash in the cleanup area.

Tanyard Hill Park Trail Available for Use!

The following is Mayer Earnie Porta’s report on the trail work day, from his Mayor’s E-Newsletter Update dated September 28, 2020.

Tanyard Hill Park Trail Available for Use!

This past Saturday’s trail work day was so successful that the Town of Occoquan now has a usable trail on our Tanyard Hill Park property at the corner of Old Bridge and Tanyard Hill Roads! Guided by the experienced trail hands of the 501(c)(3) Prince William Trails and Streams Coalition (PWTSC), more than a dozen volunteers, including Town residents, showed up in the damp conditions of Saturday morning to mark and clear the trail and pick up trash. The result far exceeded expectations. While there is substantial finishing work to do over the coming months, the trail route is now identifiable and suitable for use by walkers, hikers, and runners.

The 17-acre Tanyard Hill property was purchased by the Town in 2014 and placed in a conservation easement to preserve it from development.

The new trail, with a length of just over half a mile, winds through the wooded parcel and includes several easy stream crossings and several changes in elevation. Stay tuned for more information in the coming months as we sponsor trail walks and additional work days.

In the meantime, thank you to everyone who came out to help make the envisioned trail a reality!