12th Annual Potomac Watershed Trash Summit


October 16, 2018

The 12th Annual Trash Summit


The 2018 Trash Summit brought together hundreds of community members, business leaders, elected officials, non-profit partners and municipal staff to explore private sector leadership on issues of plastic pollution prevention. This one-day event featured presentations from experts, topical panels, networking with local leaders, discussion roundtables, best practices, information sharing, and more. Please click below for a summary of the day, Jurisdictional Reports, and speaker videos.







Conrad MacKerron
As You Sow

Mary M. Cheh
Council of the District of Columbia

Scott Surovell
Virginia State Senate

Lori Arguelles
Alice Ferguson Foundation

Michael Berger
Elevation Burger

Denise Naguib
Marriott International

Dan Simons

Farmers Restaurant Group

Dann Sklarew

George Mason University

Thomas Sprehe

KCI Technologies

Adam Ortiz

Prince George’s County Department of the Environment

Tommy Wells

District Department of Energy & Environment

Patrice M. Bubar

Montgomery County Dept. of Environmental Protection

Andy Shallal

Busboys and Poets

Christopher Shorter

DC Department of Public Works






George Mason University Founders Hall

3351 Fairfax
Arlington, VA 22201



More Than 10 Years of Impact

Since 2006, the Alice Ferguson Foundation’s Trash Summit has brought together elected officials, business leaders, community activists, and municipal managers to explore local and regional policies and efforts to reduce trash in communities along the Potomac River Watershed, particularly the Anacostia River.



Thank You to George Mason University and George Mason University Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center for supporting this event.





This event was made possible with the generous support from our sponsors.




For more information or sponsorship opportunities, please contact [email protected]n.org