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10th annual clean-up of the upper Occoquan River – April 20, 2019

Registration is now open for the 10th annual PWTSC clean-up of the upper Occoquan River.

To participate on the water using canoe, kayak, or jon boat, click here

To participate at a cleanup site on land, click here

On Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. (rain date April 27, 2019), Prince William Trails and Streams Coalition (PWTSC), a 501(c)3 organization, is conducting its 10th 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 Potomac River Watershed Cleanup.

PWTSC is partnering with the Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District, Prince William County Parks and Recreation, Prince William County Public Works, and a number of  home owners associations, civic associations, businesses, and volunteer groups to accomplish this major 25+-mile river clean-up.

Volunteers with canoes, kayaks or jon boats are especially needed to help with the annual cleanup on the water.

Neabsco Creek – Neabsco Eagles Park cleanup – March 2, 2019

We’re planning another cleanup of Neabsco Creek and Neabsco Eagles Park on Saturday, March 2, 2019.    Please click here to register.

Partners for this event are the Woodbridge Potomac Communities Civic Association and the PW Soil & Water Conservation District.

Meet at Neabsco Eagles Park, 15801 NEABSCO RD, WOODBRIDGE, VA 22191

Rain date is March 9, 2019. Contact for more information.

Cleanup results – Jefferson Park – November 17, 2018

About twenty-five volunteers came out on Saturday and removed trash from Jefferson Park, off Route 1 in Woodbridge.  Jefferson Park is a wooded parcel in the PWC Parks Dept inventory, currently undeveloped and with no established entry point.  Marumsco Creek flows through the parcel; storm water carries some trash into the area, other trash has accumulated over time.  PWC County Public Works provided a dumpster and a truck, and disposed of the collected trash.  The 30-yard dumpster was about 2/3 full, and the truck hauled away 23 tires, a propane tank, and miscellaneous large metal items.

Thanks to the volunteers who participated, ranging through the park to gather up and remove trash from this part of our community.  Thanks to the Garrett Companies for allowing us to stage the cleanup from their property.