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14th Annual Upper Occoquan River Cleanup – Postponed to Saturday, September 30

We have postponed the cleanup until Saturday, September 30 due to the weather.  The forecast indicates that there is a very good chance of rain and wind on Sep 23.

We’ll be conducting the annual Upper Occoquan trash cleanup on Saturday September 23, 2023 September 30, 2023. As in past years, there will be several water access points where volunteers can get out on the river in canoes, kayaks and jon boats to gather trash from the shoreline.  In addition to public launch points, our HOA partners along the river make their boat launches available to volunteers for the trash cleanup.

Click here to register for the cleanup on water.

Trail improvements on the Occoquan Greenway

On Saturday, June 17, volunteers completed more work on the planned route of the Occoquan Greenway Trail in the vicinity of Hooes Run. The short re-alignment as shown on the map below was finished; this route takes more a more gradual climb up the slope, avoiding a steep incline.

New bridge for hikers and bicyclists, Occoquan Greenway Trail

A new 110-foot bridge was installed by the PWC Dept of Parks, Recreation and Tourism (DPRT) on the Occoquan Greenway Trail in Lake Ridge on May 19, 2023. The bridge is in Segment 3 of the trail, between Hedges Run Drive and Mohican Road (location shown on map below). This new bridge and the re-aligned trail bypass three stream crossings in the route of the old trail (which followed the sewer line corridor).

Although the new bridge is in place, there is still work to do at the site. The bridge and new trail are expected to be open by mid to late June.

See the PWC press release on this project here. A video of the bridge installation is posted here.