On the first Saturday of April each year, dozens of volunteers turn out to help clean streams across the city.
Clean-up days are a good time for
If you would like more information on the stream cleanup events, contact Tiffany Wright, the City’s Watershed Manager at 301-809-3043.
Clean-up Day Details
Now that you have decided to join us for the stream cleanup, thank you! You may be wondering how the day will go and what you will need to bring, wear, and do. It is a very easy process. This page has all the information you will need to know, but feel free to call 301-809-3043 or email Watershed Manager Tiffany Wright, if you have any questions.
What to wear:
Because you may be working in the woods, on rugged terrain and near/in streams, we recommend boots or sturdy shoes that can get wet. Because of the vegetation along the stream channels, long sleeves and long pants are recommended as well.
We provide all supplies you will need -- gloves, bags, and hand sanitizer. We also usually have a small number of trash grabbers that are available.
What to bring:
- Release form - You must bring the release form with you. Without the release form, we cannot allow you to participate. Minors must have a parent's or guardian's signature. You can download the release form here. If you forget to bring it that morning, extra forms will be available at your site.
- Student Service Learning (SSL) form - If you or someone you are bringing needs student service learning hours through the Prince George's County School System, please bring a completed copy of the most updated form with you. The leader or staff member at the site will sign the form before you leave.
- Other items - Volunteers have found that bug spray, water, hats, and snacks have been helpful.