River Cleanups

31st Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup at Chapel Point State Park

PTRC had a very successful shoreline cleanup at Chapel Point Park as part of the 31st Annual Potomac River Cleanup sponsored by our friends at the Alice Ferguson Foundation. Thanks so much to all of the volunteers who helped, including Boy Scouts from Troop 424, volunteers from Charles County Dive Rescue who picked up the bags of trash gathered along the shore and transported them by boat back to the central pickup point, a happy group from CMI General Contractors, including CEO Chuck McPherson with his wife and daughter, and many more.

Dates for additional cleanups in 2019

All cleanups will take place at Chapel Point State Park, 8160 Pisces Rd., Port Tobacco MD 20677. Meet us at the parking lot for the boat launch area, where we will provide bags, gloves, water, and snacks. Come out to enjoy the park and help make our river more beautiful.

This will be our first summer since Charles County Parks has taken over management of the shoreline area. Their efforts have made a big difference, so this year we are focusing our efforts on cleaning up after periods of likely heavy use. We are also scheduling the times of the cleanup to avoid high tide.

  • Saturday, June 1, 9-11 am
  • Saturday, July 6, 12-2 pm
  • Saturday, August 3, 12-2 pm
  • Saturday, September 14, 9-11 am

Contact us at (301) 934-2025 or ptrc@porttobaccoriver.org for more information.