Saturday, March 30, 2013

Little Hunting Creek Cleanup 2013!

It's 2013 and it's time again!  On Saturday, April 6, 2013, the Alice Ferguson Foundation is hosting it's 25th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup!


Once again, we are back to Little Hunting Creek and this time we are back in force!  My preliminary investigation of the creek has located at least a dozen shopping carts and thousands of bottles, cans and bags along with the usual assortment of bike and other trash. Last year we over 90 volunteers cleared the following from just 1/2 mile of creek:
  • 139 Shopping Carts
  • 120 bags of trash
  • Nearly two dozen tires
  • Over a Dozen Bikes
  • A Tractor Tire, Mattress, Barbells, stereos, paint cans, car bumpers, statues, picnic tables, animal houses, chairs, wheelbarrows, DVD's, vacuums, tools
  • Thousands of pieces of styrofoam and plastic food containers, plastic bags and beverage containers

I even made a video you can watch here:

This year we are expanding to three different locations between Fordson Road and the Janna Lee Bridge - basically behind most of Hybla Valley's retail areas. 

Please join us at one of the following locations:
  • Janna Lee Ave Bridge: From Route 1, turn west on Buckman Rd, Right on Janna Lee Ave., to the bridge over little Hunting Creek (just before the Creekside Village Apartments) (Click here for Janna Lee Location)
  • Creekside Village Location: Take Janna Lee Avenue all the way through Creekside Village Apartments, until terminates at the end of the parking lot (Click here for Creekside Villeage Location)
  • At Mount Vernon Shopping Plaza: Meet on Fordson Rd., beside the Duron Store at the northeast corner of Mount Vernon Plaza. Parking is available behind Shopper's Food Warehouse and the post office, or on Cyrene Drive in South Meadows Condos. DO NOT park in the limited parking in front of Duron and neighboring stores. Be sure to wear rubber boots- the easiest access is to walk in the channel. (Click Here for Mt. Vernon Plaza/South Meadows Location)
Young kids love to pick up the trash and it's a great way to raise awareness among children. Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and any other group is more than welcome to join us. If you are interested in attending RSVP below so we can bring enough supplies.

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