It’s Patuxent Cleanup Day

Volunteers Needed This Weekend To Help Safeguard The River

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel – April 10, 2014: WSSC needs volunteers to help clean along the Patuxent River at five locations on Saturday, April 12 from 9 am to Noon and another location on Sunday, April 13. We will pull trash and other debris out of culverts to protect the Patuxent River and keep our water clean.

Students can earn community service learning hours while helping to maintain one of our beautiful natural assets! Keeping the Patuxent River clean also impacts the Chesapeake Bay, the nation’s largest estuary and a national treasure.

The cleanup locations on Saturday, April 12 are:

  • Brown’s Bridge, 2220 Ednor Road, Silver Spring
  • Greenbridge Recreation Area, 2800 Greenbridge Road, Brookeville
  • Pig Tail Recreation Area, 5600 Green Bridge Road, Dayton
  • Big Branch Recreation Area, 14810 Triadelphia Mill Road, Dayton
  • Scott’s Cove, 10972 Harding Road, Laurel

The cleanup location on Sunday, April 13 is the Triadelphia Recreation Area, 2800 Triadelphia Lake Road, Brookeville.  

Gloves and bags will be provided.  Volunteers are asked to bring drinking water. To volunteer or for more information, contact Susan Dorsey at 301-206-8240.

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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