The International Coastal Cleanup is a great opportunity for volunteers to help make waterways safer and cleaner, and to collect valuable data that are critical for reducing the amount of litter and debris in our water. The International Coastal Cleanup is the world's largest volunteer effort to collect data on litter and trash in the aquatic environment! ICC events are held on the coasts, AND inland, since inland litter often ends up in our oceans.
Teddy Roosevelt Island, Natl Park Service in Arlington
Date of Cleanup: September 17, 2005, 9 A.M. to 12 Noon
Contact: Dana Dierkes, National Park Service, Daytime Phone: 703-289-2552, Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: Parking at this site is very limited, so volunteers are encouraged to either take the Metro from Rosslyn and walk to TR Island, arrive by bike, or... you can participate at one of the other sites along the Potomac River including: Daingerfield Island Park and Marina (between National Airport and Old Town Alexandria on the GW Parkway); Belle Haven/Dyke Marsh (South of Alexandria, off the GW Parkway), or Riverside Park (South of Alexandria near Mt. Vernon, off the GW Parkway). Map can be found on the NPS web site. All volunteers at this cleanup site must sign a NPS waiver. The waiver for children must be signed by their parents or legal guardian. Volunteers with canoes or kayaks needed. If you want to participate at this site with your canoe or kayak, please contact email@example.com
Daingerfield Island Park & Marina, Natl Park Service. This park is located on an island in the Potomac River, and is between Reagan National Airport and Old Town Alexandria, off of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. So, to reach this ICC cleanup site, you must be in Northern Virginia, on the George Washington Memorial Parkway. You can turn into this park's driveway and parking lot no matter if you are driving north or south on the Parkway. Map can be found on the NPS web site. Plenty of parking and trash! This event co-sponsored by the US Coast Guard.
The ICC is sponsored globally by The Ocean Conservancy, and in Virginia it is coordinated by Clean Virginia Waterways, which is affiliated with Longwood University. More than 5000 Virginians are expected to participate in 2005, collecting more than 80 tons of litter.
The complete list of cleanup sites are posted on the Clean Virginia Waterways website.
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