Little Hunting Creek Cleanups
April 8, 2017, is the next Little Hunting Creek cleanup, held as part of of the Potomac River Watershed Cleanup sponsored by Alice Ferguson Foundation.
(Senator Scott Surovell's cleanup will be held May 13 this year. More info to follow.)
Community credit hours are provided for students who bring their forms.
April 8 Cleanup Sites
Please join volunteers and neighbors at sites in the neighborhoods that bound the creek. Some sites offer the rare opportunity to canoe or kayak on beautiful Little Hunting Creek. Don't miss the chance!
Colonel John Byers Park, 2213 Collingwood Rd, 9 a.m. to noon. (between Candlewood Dr. and Karl Rd, on the south side of Collingwood.) We will meet at the playground area of the park and proceed along the creek to the beaver dam and beyond. Contact.
Gum Springs, 9 to noon. Meet at 3200 Shaw Park Court to help clean up wooded parkland and marsh along the creek, west of Gum Springs. Spring beauty, a native wildflower, will be blooming. Contact.
3101 Waterside Lane, 9 to noon. Bring your canoe or kayak to pick up trash from the creek. Contact.
3102 McGeorge Terrace, 9 to noon. Meet here to pick up trash in woods along a short, established trail through parkland along the creek. Contact.
3035 Battersea Lane, 9 to noon. Contact.
3102 Little Creek Lane, 9 to noon.
2611 Childs Lane. We will meet at 10 a.m. to take advantage of the falling tide to scour the litter deposited onshore. Contact.
8610 Stockton Pkwy, 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will pick up litter in the Northern Virginia Conservation Trust property, at the intersection of Stockton and Londonderry. Contact.
What to Wear and Bring
Sturdy waterproof shoes or rubber boots or old sneakers (most sites are muddy).
Long pants and long sleeves (some sites have poison ivy).
Water, and a hat or sun protection (some sites are exposed).
We supply gloves and sturdy plastic bags.