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Trash cleanup at Neabsco Boardwalk – November 5, 2022

On Saturday, November 5, 2022 (9:00 am) we will be conducting a trash cleanup at the Neabsco Boardwalk in Woodbridge.  Meeting point and parking is at Neabsco Regional Park, 15125 Blackburn Rd, Woodbridge, VA 22191.  Please join us in cleaning up one of our local waterways.

Please click here to register for the cleanup – when you register, we can let you know if the event is rescheduled due to bad weather, and we have a better idea of how many people to expect. Please let us know if you have any questions or problems with the form.

Sponsors of the cleanup are:

  • PWC Dept of Parks, Recreation and Tourism
  • REI
  • PW Trails & Streams Coalition
  • PW Soil & Water Conservation District

Contact (email):  secretary@pwtsc.org

Results – Occoquan cleanup on September 24, 2022

Many thanks to the volunteers who came out and removed trash from the Occoquan on Saturday morning. Here’s a preliminary tally of the trash collected at the different locations:

Location Bags of trashTiresBarrelsPlastic BucketsOther items
Hooes Run25223trash can, utility box cover
Riverview Estates1010252 chairs, large kids toy
stormwater pond (near Tacketts Mill commuter lot)20*2 TVs
Occoquan Forest121
(*includes 2 bags collected at Lake Ridge Marina)

13 Annual Upper Occoquan River Cleanup – September 24, 2022

Volunteers Needed to Clean Occoquan River –  The water supply for most of Eastern Prince William & Fairfax Counties  

On Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. (rain date October 1, 2022), Prince William Trails and Streams Coalition (PWTSC), a 501(c)3 organization, is conducting its 13th annual clean-up of the upper Occoquan River, from nine different sites along 25+ miles of the Occoquan River. The cleanup 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).  

Interested participants should register for any new information and cancellation updates. 

Click here to register for the water cleanup

Click here to register for the cleanup on land

During the 2021 cleanup, 253 Volunteers on both water and land collected 234 bags of trash, many tires and over 2,000 pounds of trash.     

Homeowners associations, civic associations, and businesses are encouraged to come out to help in this effort. 

Experienced kayakers, canoeists, Jon boaters, and pontoon boaters are also requested for the on-the-water portion of this conservation effort.  Boaters will have to coordinate put-ins and pickups between themselves.    

Attached is a map showing the general water and land clean-up areas for planning purposes. 

Clean-up points of contact are Bill McCarty (wmccarty@manassaslawyers.com) and Veronica Tangiri at waterquality@pwswcd.org (571-379-7514).  

 For cleanup supplies, data sheets to report cleanup data and to share pictures contact: waterquality@pwswcd.org  (571-379-7514).