Site Leader Center

All events need to be registered on the Trash Network.

Step 1: create a SITE (the location) ** Returning Site Leaders** Please note that if you registered a site in years past, you will not need to create a new site. You only need to create an event.

Step 2: create an EVENT (date and details)

Register your site and event on the Trash Network.

Call Hannah at 202-417-3524 with any questions!

 

To register your site, visit the Trash Free Potomac Network

Welcome to the Site Leader Center!
Potomac Cleanup Site Leaders coordinate local cleanup events with support from Alice Ferguson Foundation. Please go through each tab in entirety. This is your toolbox to help organize a successful event. Below you will find a quick overview check list of responsibilities.

Choose location for cleanup
A cleanup can be at a local park, city block, or on the shoreline, essentially anywhere where there is litter. Please follow the safety protocols found in the training manual when choosing a location.

  • Approval to be on land
  • Arrange disposal/pick up
  • Register your event
  • Pick up supplies and review Training materials
  • Day of the event: Give safety speech, have fun, and pick up trash!
  • Submit your results on the Trash Network

 

Do you have permission by the land owner to cleanup at your chosen location?

  • If you are in Charles County please contact Frances Sherman: Phone: 301-932-3569, Email: [email protected]
  • If you are in Montgomery County Parks please contact Henry Coppola: Phone: 301-495-2476, Email: [email protected] When emailing, please include PRWC in the subject line.
  • If you are in Fairfax County please contact Dan Schwartz: Phone: 703-324-1422, Email: [email protected]
  • If you are in Prince George’s County please contact Udoma Ohiri: Phone: 301-883-5829 Email: [email protected] or contact Alfred Titus-Glover: Phone: 301-883-7164 [email protected]
  • If you are in Prince William County please contact Jeannie Heflin Phone: 571-379-7514, Email: [email protected]
  • If you are in Rock Creek Park please contact John Maleri Phone: 301.579.3105, Email: [email protected]
  • If you are in the District of Columbia please contact Eddie Sanders III and Jerry Stanback: Phone: 301-699-6204 x109, Email: [email protected], [email protected]
  • If you are registering a site in the C&O National Historic Park please contact Becky Curtis: Phone: 301-745-8888, Email: [email protected]
  • If you are registering a site in the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park please contact Samantha Zurbuch: Phone: 304-535-5017, Email: [email protected]
  • If you are on National Park land please call the headquarters of the individual park you are cleaning up.You will also need an NPS Volunteer Service Agreement 

 
Have you arranged trash pick up?

The Site Leader is responsible for coordinating trash pick up. Please note: The Alice Ferguson Foundation does not pick up the trash.  

  • Usually the person who gives permission to be on the land will also be able to assist in trash pick up.

 

More helpful hints:

 

Site Leader Training Workshops

 

For detailed information, a cleanup planning checklist, and a sample cleanup schedule, please download the Site Leader Planning Guide here: Site Leader Planning Guide.

Site Leader Safety Training Video

 


Site Leader Resources

 

Cleanup Supply Info

Supplies Info

Thanks to our sponsors, the Alice Ferguson Foundation is able to provide 33 gallon trash bags and gloves to all Potomac Cleanup volunteers. We provide blue bags (for recyclables) and yellow bags (for trash). We also provide latex coated cotton gloves. 

Supply amounts are based on site registration information. Supplies are NOT guaranteed to site leaders after the registration deadline.

Supply Pick-up

 

Main Distribution: Alice Ferguson Foundation – Accokeek, Maryland

Regional Pick-up Stations –  A list of distribution sites are below. You must select that you need supplies and your preferred pick-up location during registration to insure delivery of your supplies to your pick-up location. Supplies will be delivered to distribution points in late March.

Find a pick-up location in your region:

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Rock Creek National Park, Nature Center
Contact: Maggie Zadorozny
Phone: 202-895-6225
Email: [email protected] 
Address: 5200 Glover Road, Washington, D.C. 20015
Date & Time for Pick-up: Contact Maggie
Instructions: Follow signs in the Park to the Nature Center. Check in at the front desk or call ahead.
* Servicing NW DC and Rock Creek Sites Only

 

VIRGINIA

City of Alexandria 
Contact: Sara DeGroot
Phone: o. 703-746-4127, c. 571-289-1297
Email: [email protected]
Address: 2900 Business Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22314
Instructions: Please call ahead to schedule pick up between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday  Friday.
* Servicing Alexandria and Northern Virginia locations

Fairfax County Government Center 
Contact: Dan Schwartz
Phone: 703-324-1422
Email: [email protected]
Address: 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 905, Fairfax, VA 22035
Instructions: Call and request a date & time to pick up supplies.
Date & Time for Pick-up: Supply pick up available during business hours.
* Servicing Fairfax County and Northern Virginia locations

Office of Mason District Supervisor Penny Gross 
Contact: Charles Barkhimer
Phone: (703) 256-7717
Email: [email protected]
Fax: (703) 354-8419
Address: 6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA. 22003
Instructions: Please call ahead – 8:30am-4:30pm
* In Eastern Fairfax

Office of Mount Vernon District Supervisor Gerry Hyland 
Contact: Donna Slaymaker

Phone: 703-780-7518
Email: [email protected]
Address: 2511 Parkers Lane, Alexandria, VA 22306
*southern Fairfax County

Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District
Contact: Jeannie Heflin
Phone: 571-379-7514
Email: [email protected]
Address: 8850 Rixlew Lane, VA 20109
Instructions: Call or e-mail to request date and time for pickup
Date & Time: 8:00am-4:30pm

Reston Association 
Contact: Nicki Bellezza, Watershed Manager
703-435-6560
Email: [email protected]
Address: 12250 Sunset Hills Road, Reston, VA 20190
Instructions: Call ahead to request date and time for pickup.
* In Northern Fairfax

 

NORTHERN MARYLAND

ICPRB 
Contact: Curtis Dalpra
Phone: 301.274.8107
Email: [email protected]
Address: 30 W. Gude Drive, Suite 450, Rockville, MD 20850
Date & Time for Pick-up: Call ahead to make arrangements.
Instructions: Call or email ahead of time to schedule a time for pickup.
* Servicing Rockville & Frederick, MD locations

Montgomery County Parks and Planning
Contact: Henry Coppola
Phone: 301-495-2476
Email: [email protected]
Instructions: Contact at least two days in advance to schedule pick-up times. Pick-ups can be scheduled between 8:30am-5:00pm.
Directions: 495 (Beltway) to Georgia Avenue Exit. Go North on Georgia Avenue. Take a quick right on Forest Glen Road. A little under a mile, take a right on Sligo Creek Parkway. After passing golf course on left side, look for Brunett Avenue, take left. First road on left is driveway up hill to Parkside Headquarters. Go up hill, and park anywhere in lot. If picking up large quantity of supplies, make prior arrangements to drive directly to shed behind building (reserved parking only). Address is 9500 Brunett Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20901.
* Servicing Silver Spring and Montgomery County locations

 

CENTRAL MARYLAND

Alice Ferguson Foundation 
Phone: 301-292-5665
Email: [email protected]
Address: 2001 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek, MD 20607
Date & Time for Pick-up: Please contact

Prince George’s County Government Center 
Contact: Udomah Ohiri
Phone: 301 883-5829
Email: [email protected] 
Address: 1220 Caraway Court, Suite 1050, Largo, Maryland 20774
Check back for instructions
* Servicing Prince George’s County

Greenbelt
Contact: Erin Josephitis
Phone: (240) 542-2168.
Email: [email protected]
Address: 555 Crescent Rd, Greenbelt, MD 20770
Instructions: Please call ahead to schedule a pick up. 

 

SOUTHERN MARYLAND

Charles County – Department of Public Works 
Contact: Frances ‘Frankie’ Sherman
Phone: 301-932-3569
Email: [email protected]
Address: 1001 Radio Station Road, La Plata, Maryland 20646
Date & Time for Pick-up: Supplies will be available April 6 – 10, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Charles County’s Public Works Administration Building, 10420 Audie Lane, La Plata, MD 20646.
Instructions: Contact Frankie if a different pick-up date or time is needed.
* Servicing Charles County, St. Mary’s County & King George, VA

 

WEST VIRGINIA

C&O Canal Trust 
Contact: Becky Curtis
Phone: 301.745.8889
Email:  [email protected]
Address: 1850 Dual Highway, Suite 100, Hagerstown, MD 21740
* For C&O Canal Sites