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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Veronica Tangiri at email@example.com (571-379-7514).
For cleanup supplies, data sheets to report cleanup data and to share pictures contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (571-379-7514).