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Oxon Cove Earth Day 2023 River Cleanup

April 22 @ 9:00 AM 2:30 PM

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Join Potomac Riverkeeper Network and our partners as we bring our communities together to celebrate Earth Day by giving back!

In celebration of Earth Day and Celebrate Trails Day, Potomac Riverkeeper Network once again is aiming to provide the hands and bodies to remove trash and debris from the recreational and natural areas along the Oxon Cove shoreline. Last year during our Earth Day River Cleanup at Oxon Cove, our 191 volunteers removed 281 bags of trash which included the removal of over 7000 plastic bottles, 17 car tires, and 5 shopping carts! This year our volunteers will return to clean up the park and model environmental stewardship, in order to protect public lands and create a safer place for the community to gather.

We welcome volunteers of all ages to help remove single-use plastics and trash that has accumulated along the shoreline of Oxon Cove and Oxon Run. Please be prepared and dress accordingly. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting a little wet and muddy, (If you have knee-high rubber boots or waders we recommend wearing them so you can help us tackle the trash below the shoreline!) and be sure to bring a snack and a reusable water bottle!

In order to not over-crowd our volunteers, our event will be running in two shifts. One from 9am – 11:30am and the other from 12pm – 2:30pm. There will be access points on both the DC and the Maryland sides of the Cove.

Register to Volunteer with us this Earth Day!