Annual Patuxent Cleanup

ANNUAL PATUXENT RIVER TRASH CLEANUP! 

SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2017! 

RAIN DATE: SUNDAY, APRIL 2

Riverkeepers work on watershed problems, not just symptoms. But dumped trash, while a symptom, is one of the more unsightly and obvious signs of the decay of our waterways, especially in heavily used public access areas. Therefore the Patuxent Riverkeeper coordinates the only river-wide annual cleanup event each April. The Riverkeeper is joined by scores of other partners to provide supplies, site supervision, and promotional and other resources, in an effort to make each year’s cleanup bigger than the last. Our motto is: To clean up a river, somebody has to get dirty!

We also tally the yield of each cleanup in order to get a statistical record of annual growth of volunteerism and increases in the amount/tonnage of trash collected. Additionally, we help local groups recruit volunteers and advertise their own cleanups on our web site. The effort to remove more tonnage and engage more volunteers each year keeps the cleanup growing annually in scope and effectiveness.

We will be posting sites you can join on this page early in March. Questions or suggestions? email: info@cleanpatuxent.org

Patuxent Riverkeeper is seeking local business sponsors and donors to help us procure gloves, trash bags and other supplies. Sponsors will get recognition on this web site and other electronic outreach we conduct related to the cleanup. Sponsors will also get a poster to display in their place of business–that advertises and acknowleges their sponsorship support of the 2017 Cleanup. 

SITES:

Patuxent River Park

For flier click here 2017 River Clean Up Flyer

Contact: Greg Kearns, Greg.Kearns@pgparks.com

Upper Patuxent Watershed Clean-Up: IWLA-Chapter House, 26430 Mullinix Mill Road near Damascus

For flier click here, WAC cleanup_spring_17

Contact: Meo Curtis, meosotis58@verizon.net

Tailwater Below Brighton Dam

Contact: Nick Weber, heritagero@aol.com

Green Bridge Boat Launch 

Contact: Anne Thompson, 240-353-2407

Myrtle Point Park

Contact: Bob Boxwell, Executive Director
Cove Point Natural Heritage Trust
410-394-1300, bobboxwell@Hotmail.com

Queen Anne Canoe Launch downriver to Hills Bridge & Jackson’s Landing upriver to Hills Bridge

Contact: Ralph Heimlich, heimlichfamily@comcast.net and Chip Walsh

Patuxent River State Park 

Contact: Scott Knoche, scott.knoche@gmail.com, (517) 420-2664

Meeting Point: Parking – 39.250055, -77.065066

Between the Calvert County Watermen’s Association and Patuxent High School 

plan on meeting at 8:00 am at the Boat Ramp in Solomons

Contact: Rachel Dean, chesapeakefishing@juno.com

 

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