"To clean up a river, somebody has to get dirty!" ~ Patuxent Riverkeeper
As part of Earth Month, the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission and the Patuxent Riverkeeper are encouraging residents to join with their watershed neighbors, scout troops and school groups to help pick up trash along Maryland’s longest river, the Patuxent River on Saturday, April 2 from 9 a.m. to Noon.
The Patuxent River is home to more than 100 species of fish, including bass, catfish, chain pickerel, and bluefish. The Patuxent sustains nesting and over wintering bald eagles and a large extended habitat for indigenous wildlife. Among overall Bay tributaries, the Patuxent ranks seventh in fresh water flow into the Chesapeake Bay.
There are many spots to choose from for this cleanup, including Supplee Lane Recreation Area. To participate, meet at the parking lot at 16904 Supplee Lane Road, Laurel or Brown’s Bridge Recreation Area, 2220 Ednor Road, Silver Spring.
Wear old clothes and sturdy shoes. WSSC will provide plastic bags and gloves.
For a complete list of all cleanup sites, download this pdf file: Annual Patuxent River Spring Cleanup