“Make a Difference,” that’s what the 138 dedicated volunteers did at the FOTO River cleanup on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at five sites along the Occoquan Watershed.
Together with Boy Scout Troop 1369, Girl Scout Troops 718 and 1054, Southside Little League, students from Woodbridge HS’s JROTC, South County and Colgan High schools and members of the Rotary & Optimist Clubs, American Water Company and Sev1Tec and many families with their children, they removed 120 large bags of debris and 28 bags of recycled material. Foam and plastic pieces, garden hoses, lumbar, a baby carriage, shoes, balls, fishing gear, cigarette lighters, and lots of glass and plastic bottles and beverage cans were removed and properly disposed of.
At the Lake Ridge Park and Marina, Helga Perrin gave a demonstration of FOTO’s water conservation program.
FOTO’s commitment to a trash-free Occoquan river and reservoir is an ongoing effort which we could not achieve without the support of our sponsors and volunteers. Please see our webpage www.friendsoftheOccoquan.org, or our Friends of the Occoquan FB page.