The Prince William Trails and Streams Coalition (PWTSC) is cleaning up the Occoquan River on April 22, and they need your help.
According to a release, PWTSC is hosting their eighth annual river cleanup from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and is covering “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).”
The organization is partnering with the Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District, Prince William County Parks, Recreation, Prince William County Public Works, and a number of home owners associations, civic associations, businesses, and volunteer groups to complete the cleanup along a more than 25 mile stretch, stated a release.
The cleanup effort is part of the Alice Ferguson Foundation’s Potomac River Watershed Cleanup, according to a release.
The rain date is scheduled for April 29.
More information on volunteering:
PWTSC needs experienced kayakers, canoeists, jon boaters, and pontoon boaters to sign up for this major on-the-water conservation effort. Some kayaks and canoes will be available for loan provided by Penguin Paddling (at Hooes Run) and the Prince William County Parks and Recreation Department (at Lake Ridge Marina). Please visit www.pwtsc.org for more information and to register for this event or contact Ed Dandar at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-791-6158.