Making a Difference: FOTO’s 2007 Spring Cleanup of the Occoquan Watershed
PRINCEWILLIAMCOUNTY, VA: On Saturday April 14, 2007 the Friends of the Occoquan conducted their Spring Cleanup of the Occoquan Watershed. Over 199 volunteers combed the banks of the OccoquanRiver picking up 5,500 pounds (2.8 Tons) of trash and other debris. There were a total of 56 tires collected, including 37 collected at the Occoquan Regional Park/Marina. Following is a detail of attendance and debris collected. The Old Bridge Observer Newspaper published the following cleanup article. Click here
Bull Run39 volunteers1,020 lbs.
4 (Four) 50gals barrels 1 battery 5 tires 1 metal chair 1 trash can 1 large piece fiberglass foam 1 lawn mower 1 6” metal pipe 1 30/lbs propane gas tank 30 trash bags
Boats: One pontoon and three motorized boats
Lake Ridge92 volunteers1,300 lbs
4 tires Several pieces of wood and other materials 70 trash bags
Boats: One pontoon boat
Fountainhead 50 volunteers 1,800 lbs 60 orange bags 20 blue recyclable bags 10 tires, three barrels lawn chair barrel of oil
Boats: 2 motorized and several canoes. Occoquan Regional 18 volunteers 1,400 lbs 32 orange bags 16 blue (recycling) bags Loose trash, including 37 tires, 15 balls of various types, three trash cans and some lumber. Odd items: life vest, record player, and an old baseball with plant growing out of it.