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Cleanup results – Marumsco Creek / Veteran’s Park – April 2, 2022

Many thanks to the hard-working volunteers who participated in the Marumsco Creek & wetland cleanup. About 50 volunteers picked up 119 bags of trash, 15 tires, and various other items, including:

road construction barrel
office chair
trash bin on wheels
several stacks of 5 gallon buckets
plastic car bumper

The work of these volunteers significantly reduced the amount of plastic pollution in this natural resource. The PWC Dept of Parks, Recreation and Tourism provided staff and vehicles to haul away the trash that was collected.

Cleanup results – Neabsco Creek and Boardwalk – March 5, 2022

Thanks to the many volunteers who participated in the cleanup on Saturday morning, and removed a huge amount of trash from the watershed. The tally at Neabsco Boardwalk was:

  • 85 trash bags
  • 37 tires
  • 2 fire extinguishers
  • 2 large barrels

In addition, about 30 bags of trash, two tires, and one construction barrel were gathered near the stream and collected at Neabsco Eagles Park.

We appreciate the participation of the groups listed below, and all of the individuals and families who helped to remove trash from this scenic natural resource and recreation area:

  • Northern Virginia GeoCaching Organization (NoVAGO)
  • Hylton HS AF Junior ROTC
  • Freedom HS AF Junior ROTC
  • Freedom HS Center for Environmental and Natural Sciences (CENS)
  • Girl Scout Troop 4578
  • Pearlettes, Amicettes and Archonettes
  • ZETA Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
  • Omicron Theta Zeta Chapter

Here are some photos of the volunteers and cleanup results at the Neabsco Boardwalk.

Photos of the volunteers and cleanup results at Neabsco Eagles Park:

Litter trap on Neabsco Creek is … trapping litter!

The litter trap on Neabsco Creek has been in operation since Nov 2021 (see the news release by PWC).

On January 26, representatives from PWC Public Works, PW Soil & Water Conservation District, and volunteer organizations (PWTSC, Woodbridge-Potomac Communities Civic Association) cleared out the litter trap and tallied the trash that had accumulated since the last collection. About 80 lbs of trash was removed, including 150 plastic bottles and the long list of items below. The litter trap is located a short distance downstream from Rt 1, and is capturing trash before it is deposited in the floodplain, or near the Neabsco Boardwalk, or carried further out into the watershed.

Broken skate board
Broken ice chest cooler
Three cardboard boxes
1 large 3’x3’ styrofoam cube
47 McDonalds plastic balls
8 Plastic cups
5 Plastic to go bowls
6 Plastic bags
3 Gallon jugs
17 large pieces Styrofoam
54 Small pieces styrofoam
3 Styrofoam plates
18 Styrofoam cups
15 Aluminum cans
1 beverage sachets
Food wrapper
50 Various plastic pieces
Fishing lure
2 ziploc bag
Plastic storage bag small