Experienced kayakers, canoers and boaters can help clear the Occoquan River of trash this weekend.
Prince William Trails and Streams Coalition (PWTSC) is seeking volunteers for its ninth annual upper Occoquan River cleanup on Saturday.
PWTSC and volunteers will remove litter from Cedar Run-Broad Run to south of Lake Ridge Marina between 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to a release from Prince William County.
Last year, 225 volunteers took out 405 bags, 26 tires and four oil barrels from the river.
“Volunteer efforts significantly extend county resources, help the environment and save taxpayers money,” Public Works Department Environmental Services Division Chief Marc Aveni said in a release.
The rain date for the cleanup is April 28.
Those interested in volunteering can sign up on Saturday at Lake Ridge Marina, Occoquan’s Town Hall, Bull Run Marina, and Fountain Head Park, according to the Friends of the Occoquan.
For more information, call 703-624-7124.
To register and learn more about where boats can be put in or taken out of the river, visit the PWTSC’s website.
The coalition is also working with the county’s Public Works and Parks and Recreation departments for a Marumsco Creek cleanup, according to a release. The creek is located at Jefferson Park in Woodbridge.
The event, which is part of the Potomac Watershed cleanup, begins at 9 a.m.
Volunteers should wear boots and clothes that can get dirty. Free t-shirts are also available for cleanup participants.
Community members can register by visiting http://www.pwtsc.org/.
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