Guess what we found during the 2011 Potomac River Watershed Cleanup? In addition to the food related items, we also found tires, cigarette butts, shopping carts and sharps (needles, syringes). How do we address the prevalence of these odd and dangerous items in the watershed? At the 2011 Potomac Watershed Trash Summit, we had several presenters share their unique challenges and the solutions that will also help us identify ways that stakeholders can make a difference.
2011 Trash Summit Notes and Presentations
- John Long, President, Clean Bread and Cheese Creek – Shopping Carts in Historic Bread and Cheese Creek
- Kathy Gold, Volunteer, Coalition for Safe Needle Disposal – Safe Needle Disposal
- Clifton Curtis, Director, Varda, Inc. – Cigarette Butts: The Environmental Case
- Steve Coe, VA Dept of Environmental Quality, Division of Land Protection and Revitalization – Tires in the Environment
- Roundtable Notes