Join Potomac and Occoquan Watershed Cleanups This Fall

Aug. 19, 2008

News Highlights 

  • Be a part of the 2008 International Coastal Cleanup in September and October.
  • Event co-sponsored by the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District.
  • Become a site captain or join an established cleanup location; call 703-324-1422, TTY 711.

More Information 

Fairfax County residents can help clean up the Potomac and Occoquan watersheds this fall. The cleanups will take place at locations across the county from September through October.

The Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District (NVSWCD) is partnering with the nonprofit Ocean Conservancy as part of the 2008 International Coastal Cleanup.

There are two ways to volunteer: become a site captain or help out at an already established cleanup site. More information about both options can be found at, or contact Dan Schwartz at the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District, 703-324-1422, TTY 711.

Last year, NVSWCD supported the International Coastal Cleanup, with neighborhood groups and individual residents cleaning up more than 20 sites across the county. 

Between 1988 and 2005, 28,400 volunteers across Virginia have collected more than 1.2 million pounds of trash.



Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
Contact: Merni Fitzgerald, Director of Public Affairs
703-324-3187, TTY 711, Fax 703-324-2010
Media Pager: 703-324-NEWS (6397)

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