Photo Monitoring

Help the Trash Team track the litter in the watershed using your camera or camera-phone. Submit photos of an area (any size) within the Potomac Watershed that you monitor quarterly. We will compile your submissions and use them to show impairment of the Potomac River Watershed.


How to Participate:

  • We would like all volunteers to commit to quarterly monitoring of their hot spot site.
  • Choose one or more hot spot site and regularly monitoring that site.
  • Take close-up as well as panoramic photos showing the extent of litter at the location
  • Try to take photos before and after a storm to show how much litter is deposited by rain water.
  • If possible, capture the trash alongside or in the water.


Submission Guidelines:


We need your help throughout the year. Help us keep the Potomac Watershed Trash Free – send us your photographs today.