This past weekend, Del. Scott Surovell held his fourth cleanup in the past 12 months of Little Hunting Creek in the Hybla Valley section of Fairfax County.
The cleanup, in coordination with Friends of Little Hunting Creek and the 25th Annual Alice Ferguson’s Foundations Annual Potomac Watershed Cleanup, was led by Surovell at three different sites: Janna Lee Avenue Bridge, Creekside Village Apartments and Mount Vernon Shopping Plaza behind the Shoppers Food Warehouse and U.S. Post Office.
Seventy-five volunteers helped remove the trash from the creek over an eight-hour period. The volunteers included students from Waynewood Elementary Schools, Carl Sandburg Middle School, Thomas Jefferson High School, West Potomac High School JROTC and the Junior Girl Scout Troop #128 (Waynewood and Stratford Landing).
Last Saturday’s cleanup netted nearly four tons of trash that included: 16 shopping carts, 125 bags of trash, 16 tires, a gun holster and bullet, car seat and child safety seat, four bikes, two dozen food delivery trays, a kitty litter container, a decorative arbor, purses, thousands of beverage containers, Hello Kitty toys, skateboards, a car battery, traffic cones, oil filters, headlights and car parts, mattresses and a yard waste bin.
Fort Hunt resident Robert O’Hanlon of Robert O’Hanlon Tree Service once again volunteered and brought out heavy service equipment to cut through fallen trees and pry out the debris from the soft creekbed.