The Rock Creek Conservancy is holding its sixth annual Rock Creek Extreme Cleanup the morning of Saturday, April 5th. As in past years, a few of the cleanup locations are in or near Forest Hills: Peirce Mill, Soapstone Valley the Broad Branch tributary, and Melvin Hazen East and West. At some cleanups you’ll be picking up trash; at others, clearing invasive species like English ivy.
If you’d like to work on another section of the park, use the map below to find more cleanup crews to join. Young children are welcome at some cleanups, but not all. Check with each cleanup’s leader if you’re not sure.
View 2014 Rock Creek Extreme Cleanup Map in a larger map
Each spring, Rock Creek Conservancy organizes and promotes the Rock Creek Extreme Cleanup with trash cleanups at over 50 locations along the 33-mile length of Rock Creek. Our goal is a total stream cleanup of Rock Creek and its tributaries, the parks connected to Rock Creek, and the neighborhoods near Rock Creek where trash originates. We work closely with the National Park Service and Montgomery County Parks to coordinate cleanups in both Washington, DC, and Montgomery County, MD.
This will be the sixth annual cleanup, and we need your help to make it the best ever. The Rock Creek Extreme Cleanup is part of the Alice Ferguson Foundation’s Potomac River Watershed Cleanup that takes place across four states and the District of Columbia. When we do our part for Rock Creek, we are helping to keep trash out of the Potomac River, the Chesapeake Bay, and our oceans.