The Fairfax County Park Authority is looking for volunteers to wade into creeks and streams to remove litter and other debris on Watershed Clean-Up Day, Saturday, March 17. From 9 to 11:30 a.m. teams will descend into stream valleys near six parks to remove detritus deposited by litterbugs, floodwaters, and illegal dumping.
Volunteers are advised to wear heavy-soled boots, old clothes, and work gloves. Trash bags will be provided, and debris will be hauled away by park staff.
To volunteer to help clean up Huntley Meadows Park, call
Dan Schwartz, a soil scientist with the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District, is coordinating the cleanup in unstaffed parks. To participate, contact him at 703-324-1422.