Alice Ferguson Foundation
Connecting people to the natural world, sustainable agricultural practices and the cultural heritage of their local watershed through education, stewardship and advocacy.
The South Branch Science Consortium is organizing a canoe-based river cleanup near Green Spring in northern Hampshire County from Blue Ford to Indian Rock fishermen’s access areas (along Arnold Stickley Road) on Saturday, April 8. This is part of a larger collection of Potomac River cleanups supported by The Alice Ferguson Foundation and Project Clean Stream.
Volunteers will provide canoeists who arrive at the Indian Rock Fishermen’s Access before noon with a shuttle to the upstream launch point, so participants only need a single vehicle. There is no rain date. We can often help with a shuttle any day someone wanted to do a canoe-based cleanup on this somewhat isolated stretch of the South Branch.)
Paddlers, especially, can reach some tough spots where trash accumulates in our otherwise beautiful creeks and rivers.
There are tall cliffs on the northern side of each meander of the South Branch near Indian Rock, so this is among the prettiest stretches of the river; but the flood plains opposite the cliffs also collect significant flood debris from upstream.
To take advantage of the shuttle, arrive at Indian Rock between 9am and noon, and contact Jim@SouthBranchPotomoc.org to make special arrangements.
Contact Jim@SouthBranchPotomac.org. Register here for supplies (Bags, gloves, etc.): https://bit.ly/SouthBranchCleanup