Time to Get Dirty…and Clean up the Patuxent!

Volunteers Needed to Help Rid This Vital River of Trash and Debris

| Media Advisory

OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel – April 9, 2013: The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) is calling on volunteers to help pull trash and debris from the Patuxent River on Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to noon. The Patuxent River provides drinking water to WSSC customers and is also a major tributary to the Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the United States.

Special Note: Saturday’s clean-up event is eligible for student service hours. WSSC will provide gloves and bags. Volunteers may wish to bring water to keep hydrated.

Photo Opportunity: Close to 100 volunteers are already signed up for the Triadelphia location. This event will provide great visuals with families rolling up their sleeves and getting dirty for a good cause.

WHO:
WSSC Staff and Community Volunteers

WHEN:
9 a.m. – Noon, Saturday, April 13

WHERE:
Triadelphia Recreation Area, 2800 Triadelphia Lake Road, Brookeville, MD 20833 
AND
Scott’s Cove, 10972 Harding Road, Laurel, MD 20723

Additional Patuxent River clean-up locations on Saturday include: Greenbridge Recreation Area, 2800 Greenbridge Road, Brookeville; Pig Tail Recreation Area at 5600 Green Bridge Road, Dayton and Big Branch Recreation Area, 14810 Triadelphia Mill Road, Dayton.

Saturday’s clean-up is part of a series of Earth Month events hosted by WSSC, underscoring the agency’s commitment to environmental stewardship. Check our website for additional volunteer and learning opportunities in April.

For more information, contact Kimberley Knox (301) 206-8100, or kknox@wsscwater.com

For 100 years, WSSC has proudly served the citizens of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties – providing drinking water that has always met strict Safe Drinking Water Act standards and protecting the environment through vital water resource recovery services. Our vision is to be THE world-class water utility, where excellent products and services are always on tap.

 

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