Join us April 15, 2023!
Lend a hand at our flagship cleanup event along the shoreline of Piscataway Park located in Accokeek, Maryland.
Take action for clean land, safe water, and healthy lives.
Learn how the Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup began and its remarkable impact below.
This annual event has grown from a small shoreline cleanup at Piscataway National Park to a watershed wide network that encompasses the length of the Potomac River, which flows 338 miles, from the Allegheny Mountains to the Chesapeake Bay.
Thank You Volunteers
The Cleanup wouldn’t be possible without our incredible site leaders and volunteers throughout the Potomac River Watershed. For more than three decades 150,000+ volunteers have prevented over 8 million pounds of trash from entering the Potomac River.
Momentum For Change
The data collected through the Cleanup is used to inform and evaluate policies in the local region, and has been instrumental in proving the efficacy of programs like Washington DC’s The Anacostia River Clean Up and Protection Act of 2009, commonly known as the “Bag Law,” (the first in the country) and encouraging other jurisdictions to follow suit nation-wide.