Yes, the Spring cleanup will take place today, Saturday, April 9, 2011. See you there!
Saturday, April 9, 2011, will be the Spring Cleanup Day
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Occoquan River Clean Up DayFriends of the Occoquan (FOTO) Tel.(703) 624-7124 Email: email@example.com Web Site: www.friendsoftheoccoquan.org FCWA You can make a difference. Help preserve one of our region’s most important natural resources! The Occoquan River! WHO: Everyone is welcome WHAT: Occoquan River Spring Cleanup WHEN: Saturday, April 9, 2011 9:00 am to 12:00 pm WHERE: Five sites in Northern Virginia 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 Renate G. Vanegas Tel. (703) 674-6659 Map Town of Occoquan— 314 Mill Street, Occoquan, VA 22125 Claudia A. Cruise Tel. (703) 491-1918, Ext. 11 Map Occoquan Regional Park— 9751 Ox Road, Lorton, VA 22079 Alex Vanegas Tel. (703) 674-7847 Map Bull Run Marina—12619 Old Yates Ford Rd., Clifton, VA 20124 John Rothrock Tel. (703) 887-1124 Map Fountainhead Park—10875 Hampton Rd., Fairfax Station, VA 22039 Bob Lerch (703) 489-0127 Map In case of inclement weather please check our website at 6:00 am for cancellation RAIN DATE: SUNDAY, April 10, 2011
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Spring 2011 Cleanup
On Saturday, April 9, 2011, the Friends of the Occoquan conducted their 23rd Cleanup of the Occoquan Watershed at four-park locations and the Town of Occoquan. The four park sites for the cleanup were the Lake Ridge Marina, Fountain Head Regional Park, Occoquan Regional Park and the Bull Run Marina. Despite inclement weather, attendance sheets placed the total count of volunteers to 158 people. These individuals combed the banks of the Occoquan River picking up various articles of trash and recyclables. Some volunteers used pontoons, jon boats and kayaks while others walked along the river and reservoir to participate. Collectively, 220 large bags of trash, 18 bags of recyclables, 17 tires, oil barrels, 4 recycling bins, several paint buckets, 6 pieces of scrap iron, plastic lawn furniture and various other items were pulled from the river and properly disposed.Removing this debris is very vital to the eco-system and important to the population of Northern Virginia since the Occoquan Reservoir is a major source of our drinking water. Several public and private organizations participated in this successful event.Special thanks go out all the volunteers as well as Virginia American Water, Lake Braddock High School and Crew Boosters, South County Secondary School, Osborne Park High School, Woodbridge High School and JROTC, George Mason University and their Environmental & Kayak Classes, Boy & Girl Scouts, Prince William Soil & Water Conservation District, Prince William Park Authority, Northern Virginia Community College, Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, Virginia Paving Company, the USGC Auxiliary and the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America. Also, FOTO would like to thank local community leaders. Other partners in this event included the Occoquan Water Trail League, the Town of Occoquan, the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Fairfax County Water Authority, the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Advisory Committee (Virginia Save the Chesapeake Bay License Plates) and Longwood University’s Coastal Cleanup Program.