22nd Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup to be Held April 10 - Southern Maryland Headline News

22nd Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup to be Held April 10

LA PLATA, Md. (March 30, 2010)—The Alice Ferguson Foundation's 22nd Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup will be held on Saturday, April 10, from 9 a.m. until noon.

The event is the largest single watershed cleanup in the area. Through a cooperative effort, federal, state, county, and city governments work with environmental and civic organizations, scout troops, school groups, and concerned citizens to clean up along the Potomac River and its tributaries in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

Volunteers are needed at numerous sites in Charles County for the event, which is held rain or shine. Officials are inviting individuals, families, and groups to volunteer at one of the cleanup sites that is convenient to their neighborhood. This is also an opportunity for high school students to earn community service hours.

Adopt-a-road and community clean-ups in the watershed are also encouraged.

Participants should wear boots or sturdy shoes and expect to get damp or dirty. Gloves and bags will be provided for participants, as well as trash removal.

Officials are also looking for new sites to add to the cleanup and welcome any suggestions from the community.

For more information about the cleanup and how to volunteer, or how to make your site part of the cleanup, please call the Charles County Department of Public Facilities at 301-932-3599 or 301-870-2778.

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