‘Cleaning Up the Potomac’
courtesy of ‘mtngirl9999’
We love the Potomac, but let’s face it: the river has issues. This Saturday, you can make it better! The 21st Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup takes place at more than 400 sites throughout the area from 9 a.m. to noon.
Can’t come this weekend? You have until the beginning of May to join the Trash-A-Thon and raise money for the river while you clean. So get out your gloves and giant leaf bags and flex your biceps.
After all, it’s our drinking water out there. What are you, scared?
Don’t dump your trash anywhere! Use your storage room or even hire some services who can do it for you. You should not throw it along riversides.
Good point – and a lot of trash gets into the river from litter left on land, carried down by stormwater runoff. The Potomac Conservancy released an interesting report on this last fall: http://www.potomac.org/site/state-of-the-nations-river-2008/