156 volunteers collected 4,000 pounds of trash at this year’s Occoquan River Cleanup on April 16.
The volunteers joined members of the Prince William County Parks and Recreation Department, Public Works, Prince William Trails and Streams Coalition, the Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District, Fairfax Water, Lake Jackson VFD, Lake Ridge OWL VFD, Buckhall VFD, Bradley Forest Recreation Association, the Lake Jackson Citizens Association, and four home owners associations for the cleanup effort, according to a release.
Volunteers came from as far as Pennsylvania to take part in the cleanup, according to a release.
More on the debris collected at the cleanup, from a release:
204 non-recyclable bags of trash, 4 recyclable bags of material, 25 Tires, 7 barrels, 1 steel cable, 1 surf board,1 bilge pump, 1 artificial Xmas tree, 1 large deck box, 1 wooden chair, misc. large and small pieces of Styrofoam, 2 trash bins,1 tarp,1 snow shovel, 1 bike, 1plastic table, 2 small propane tanks, 1 dock float drum, 6 broken plastic lawn chairs, 4– 5 gallon buckets, 1 plastic hose, 1 hockey stick, 1 ladder, 2 plastic drain pipes, 1 beach ball, 4 pieces of black conduit, syringes, several odd pieces of wood