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Volunteers Needed for Clean-Up Day at Area Parks

Teams will work Saturday from 9-11:20 a.m.

Volunteers are needed to help wade into creeks and streams to remove litter as part of Watershed Clean Up Day on Saturday.

Teams will work from 9 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. at several nature centers in Fairfax County for the project, sponsored by the Fairfax County Park Authority. Participants can count the clean-up activity toward community service hours for school requirements.

It is recommended that volunteers wear heavy-soled boots, old clothes and work gloves. Trash bags will be provided.

Staff will be at the following parks:

  • , Chantilly (703) 437-1794
  • , Centreville (703) 631-0013
  • , Annandale (703) 941-1065
  • , Springfield (703) 451-9588
  • , Alexandria (703) 768-2525
  • Riverbend Visitor Center, Great Falls (703) 759-9018
  • Dan Schwartz, a soil scientist with the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District, is coordinating the cleanup in unstaffed parks. To participate, please contact him at 703-324-1422.

Leaders at each cleanup site will keep detailed logs of what types of debris is removed. The logs will be shared with the Alice Ferguson Foundation and included in the results from its 24th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup Day, which is held in April.

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