Prince William residents and non-profit Keep Prince William Beautiful (KPWB) have put together an impressive lineup of events to celebrate Earth Day weekend, April 22 and 23.
On April 22, KPWB is hosting their annual ‘Great Prince William Clean Up’ on Route 1, from Occoquan to Quantico, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
According to a release, volunteers are needed to pick up litter and debris along Route 1 for the cleanup.
“The Great Prince William Clean Up is a wonderful volunteer opportunity for church groups, civic associations, businesses and neighborhood groups along the Route 1 corridor, as well as families and concerned citizens,” stated a release.
Volunteers involved in the cleanup will be provided with refreshments, a picnic following the cleanup, and a special t-shirt. To volunteer for the cleanup, contact Jen Medina at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And on April 23, KPWB is hosting the ‘Ready. Set. Grow!’ 5K run in the Town of Occoquan.
The 5K will begin at Davis Park at 8:30 a.m. Check out the race map here.
Following the run, there will be vendors, children’s activities and a food truck on site, according to a release. The race costs $20 per person and individuals can register here.
“Runners receive a complimentary t-shirt and proceeds benefit Keep Prince William Beautiful’s educational outreach programs,” stated a release.
“We are delighted to lead hundreds of volunteers in cleaning up Route 1 for our annual clean up, and to celebrate with a 5k race in the beautiful and historic town of Occoquan. These events will kick off Keep Prince William Beautiful Week, and our weeklong celebration running through Arbor Day,” stated KPWB Executive Director Jason Parsons in a release.
Below, is a video of the event.