Find a Cleanup Near You!
Join Friends of Holmes Run as we clean up our watershed from the headwaters to the Potomac River. Each spring, we support multiple site cleanups along Holmes Run in coordination with local site leaders and community groups. Interested in scheduling a cleanup at another time of year? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
. Please check this page frequently for the most up-to-date information. Unless otherwise noted, all cleanups are public and all ages (with parent oversight for children under 12). Gloves and bags will be provided. All local requirements for Covid safety will be observed.
Fri., Oct. 20, 2023
Sat., Oct. 21, 2023
Volunteer for a Cleanup
Your watershed needs you!
Most trash in our streams started out as litter in streets, trails, sidewalks and parking lots. Wind and rain sweep the litter into storm drains, which feed into the creeks.
Volunteers are encouraged to dress appropriately for walking in the woods, with long sleeves, long pants, and sturdy footwear. If you have them, wading gear, grab sticks, and rakes also help, since much of the trash is in the water. We will supply bags and gloves.
Although it is not always necessary to pre-register as a volunteer, we appreciate advance notice when possible, to ensure adequate supplies. Contact the site leader directly, indicate how many volunteers you will be bringing, and if you are an FCPS student seeking service hours. Questions? Contact: email@example.com
Host a Cleanup Site
Know of another site along Holmes Run watershed that could really use some litter control? Consider organizing a site cleanup!
Site Leaders receive support from Friends of Holmes Run and Fairfax County Park Authority, with optional assistance from Alice Ferguson Foundation. We can help you obtain any necessary permissions, volunteers, training and free supplies.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.