Potomac Watershed Clean Up Initiative

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Help Us Keep the Potomac Trash-Free

Join us at National Harbor or Alexandria Waterfront!

From April to October, we have clean up events – the second Saturday of the month at National Harbor and the third Sunday of the month at Oronoco Park at the Alexandria Waterfront.

River Cleanup Volunteers


For National Harbor – 2nd Saturday of the month

Sign in starts at 8:30 p.m. at the National Harbor Carousel Lot. We will meet at the Carousel at National Harbor (not far from the Capital Wheel, GPS Coordinates are 38.7862097, -77.0164488).
All volunteers will receive vouchers for complimentary parking in any of the National Harbor Garages or Carousel Lot (excluding the Gaylord Hotel and street meters), courtesy of our friends at National Harbor.

For Oronoco Park at Alexandria Waterfront – 3rd Sunday of the month

Sign in starts at 10:30 a.m. at Oronoco Park. Parking is available at the end of Madison Street, and additional parking is available around the park. Parking is free on Sundays.

These events are basic to our mission of enhancing public use and enjoyment of local rivers. Please join PRKN staff for a fun and productive morning on the beautiful Potomac.

Gloves and bags will be provided. Participants should bring drinking water and wear clothes they don’t mind getting dirty. Volunteers must complete a safety waiver and we encourage folks to do this in advance. Please bring a signed waiver to the event; waivers can be downloaded here.

Hope to see you out on the river!