28th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup is April 16, 2016

The Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup has become a decisive catalyst for progress that ignites people throughout the watershed with the Alice Ferguson Foundation’s community spirit. The largest regional event of its kind, the Cleanup provides a transforming experience that engages citizens and community leaders and generates momentum for change.



2015 Final Cleanup Results:

Sites: 805 sites reporting from Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC.

Volunteers: 23,898 (+9132)

Trash Data:

1,203,543 pounds (+451,457)
Pounds per Volunteer: 36 (-3)
Beverage Containers: 251,100 (+40,100)
Cigarettes: 13,214 (-5386)
Plastic Bags: 17,594 (-18,006)
Tires: 1,328 (+40)

Variance from previous year in parenthesis


Thank you to our Trash Free Potomac Watershed Initiative Sponsors

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National Geographic FieldscopePepcoExxon Mobil

Additional Sponsors: Prince George’s County Department of the Environment, Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., ColorNet Printing, Safeway, Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation, SMECO, MGM National Harbor, Washington Gas, National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, Greater Prince George’s Business Roundtable.