Our Work

Annual Creek Cleanup

Photo: ©Philip Bogdan

Thank you to all our volunteers for a great 2024 cleanup!

2024 Cleanup Sites

Please join volunteers and neighbors at the following sites:

  • Colonel John Byers Park. 2213 Collingwood Rd. (between Candlewood Dr. and Karl Rd, on the south side of Collingwood.) Meet at the playground area of the park and proceed along the creek to the beaver dam and beyond. Contact: Greg Crider
  • Fort Hunt Elementary School on Linton Lane. Meet near the tennis courts. Contact: Donna Stauffer
  • Gum Springs. Meet at the Shaw Park Court cul-de-sac (nearest address: 3200 Shaw Park Court) to help clean up wooded parkland and marsh along the creek, and at Napper Road and Richmond Highway. Contact: Bryan Birch, 571-201-2802
  • Harmony Place. Meet at 3433 Anker Street, here. Contact: Renee Grebe or 703-261-4668 on the day of.

Join Senator Scott Surovell and Delegate Paul Krizek to help clean up three of the trashiest spots on Little Hunting Creek!

Please RSVP for any of the following cleanup events by following this link.

  • Janna Lee Avenue bridge. Meet here.
  • Mount Vernon Shopping Plaza. Meet near the Sherwin Williams Paint Store, 7644 Fordson, here.
  • Audubon Estates. Meet on Grackle Court, here.

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 plastic bags.

  • Community credit hours are provided for students who bring their forms.

We’ve had some pretty spectacular cleanups over the years.

Just how much trash did we collect?

Click the button below to see the results of our most impressive efforts.

Photo: ©Philip Bogdan

Join Us!

Friends of Little Hunting Creek is a grassroots, volunteer-led organization that began as a group of genuinely concerned neighbors living near the creek. We need your help to protect this beautiful place – join us today!

Our vision is a beautiful, healthy creek that supports wildlife live in it and along its shores, and provides recreation and respite to humans that live nearby. We envision a shared sense of community responsibility for the health of the Little Hunting Creek watershed and appreciation for its beauty.

Photo: ©Phil Bogdan