Potomac Watershed Trash Summit
October 18, 2013
2013 Potomac Champion Awards were presented to:
Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School: In recognition of exceptional implementation of the Trash Free Schools Project, a program designed to foster environmental stewardship through waste reduction and litter prevention.
Woodbridge Potomac Communities Civic Association: In recognition of their leadership in implementing the Litter Prevention Campaign at a grassroots level in Woodbridge, VA.
Sam’s Car Wash: In recognition of his work to address the issue of litter in their community including posting litter prevention signs, installing and maintaining litter cans in their community, and donating litter cans to other community groups.
Perry Roots: In recognition of his dedications in leading cleanups in his community for over 30 years, improving public safety, and talking to people about the issue of litter.
Ned Stone: In recognition of his leadership and dedication to watershed stewardship and improving the experience for people visiting Dyke Marsh.
Friends of Sligo Creek: In recognition of twelve years of building awareness, engaging communities, and leading cleanups.
The City of Alexandria: In recognition of thier commitment to litter enforcement.
Trash Summit Background
The Potomac Watershed Trash Summit is a gathering of key stakeholders to educate, dialogue, plan and take action on strategies that lead to a Trash Free Potomac Watershed. This event provides a venue for elected officials, citizens and youth leadership to collaborate on strategies to eliminate trash from our waterways, communities, streets and public lands – including regional public policy, model Best Management Practices, business actions, and public education.
The Alice Ferguson Foundation (AFF) is coordinating this effort to address our serious regional trash problem from a watershed-wide approach in collaboration with a diverse network of key leaders and decision makers on federal, state, local and non-governmental They collectively showed support and commitment to work together to address this important issue.
Read the Summary of the 2012 Trash Summit here.
Thank you to our 2013 sponsors:
Additional Sponsors: Starbucks Foundation; J.P. Morgan;DC Water; Washington Metropolitan Area Corporate Counsel Association; Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company; adn Kohl’s.