PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VA:On Saturday October 20, 2007 the Friends of the Occoquan conducted their Fall Cleanup of the Occoquan Watershed. Due to draught conditions, the receded water created an opening with an average width of 100 feet on each side of the river. Since we were unable to launch boats, volunteers had to walk along the open area, which was muddy due to Friday night’s rain. Pictures show devoted volunteers with wet and mud covered pants and shoes. Over 205 volunteers combed the banks of the Occoquan River picking up trash and other debris.
Bull Run-- 37 volunteers 60 bags 1 metal barrel 1 shovel 1 A/C unit Lake Ridge-- 84 volunteers 85 bags 1 motorbike 1 car hood 1 weed whacker 2 wood doors 2 filled 5 gal of paint 5 tires Fountainhead--30 volunteers 15 bags 8 tires 3 pieces of metal 1 metal barrel 1 plastic can Occoquan Regional--54 volunteers 50 bags 2 barrels 1 tire 3 pipes 3 large metal frames
Volunteers will receive a certificate of appreciation from Governor Tim Kaine
You can make a difference.
Help preserve one of our region’s most important natural resources!
The Occoquan River
Everyone is welcome, bring your boat
Occoquan River Fall Clean-Up
Saturday, October 20, 2007, 9:00am―12:00pm
Four sites in Northern Virginia
ð Refreshments will be provided ï
Come meet your neighbors & other citizen based organizations as we clean up the Occoquan River
Lake Ridge Marina -12350 Cotton Mill Drive, Lake Ridge, VA 22192 Michele McCarthy Tel. 703-494-5564 Occoquan Regional Park– 9751 Ox Road, Lorton, VA 22079 Tanya Amrhein Tel. 703-324-5500 Bull Run Marina -12619 Old Yates Ford Rd., Clifton, VA 20124 John Rothrock Tel. 703-887-1124 Fountainhead Park -10875 Hampton Rd., Fairfax Station, VA 22039 Danielle Wynne Tel. 703-324-5616
In case of inclement weather check our website at 6:00 am for cancellation. RAIN DATE: SATURDAY, October 27, 2007 Town of Occoquan– Cleanup for the Town of Occoquan will be at a later date to be determined in coordination with Town officials. Please bring gloves and wear pants/sturdy shoes.