Keeping with AFF’s mission, the Trash Free Potomac Watershed Initiative works to foster environmental stewards through education. The Initiative recognizes that education is a crucial building block for trash free future as it has the ability to create desired behavior change, at the same time as empowering people to take care of their trash. Through our educational outreach, the Initiative hopes to create a trash smart populace, which in turn help lead to a lasting reduction of litter in our watershed.



Regional Litter Prevention Campaign: A public education effort to change littering behavior at both the jurisdiction and community levels.

Trash Free Schools: Educates and empowers the next generation of environmental leaders by engaging students through waste reduction efforts at their schools.

Annual Potomac Watershed Cleanup: The Cleanup has engaged over 150,000 volunteers and 500 partner organizations since its inception in 1989, leading to increased public awareness and education.