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Alexandria Coast Guard Auxiliarists Pick Up 75 Pounds of Litter in Four Mile Run Park

Effort prevents trash from polluting Four Mile Run stream and eventually harming the Potomac River.

Flotilla 25 08 Marine Safety staff officer John Milkiewicz cleans stream bank at Four Mile Run Park 1 June 2019 (Photo by USCG Auxiliary John Stevens)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Besides assisting the U.S. Coast Guard in encouraging Recreational Boating Safety, volunteer Coast Guard Auxiliarists support many other Coast Guard functions including environmental protection.

On Saturday, June 1, 2019, Auxiliarists from Flotilla 25-08 (Mount Vernon), in cooperation with the non-profit Four Mile Run Conservatory Foundation, cleared litter from Four Mile Run Park in Alexandria, Virginia. They removed nearly 75 pounds of trash, much of it plastic, from the park’s shore lines, natural areas and playing fields, preventing it from polluting Four Mile Run stream and eventually harming the Potomac River.

Coast Guard activities in support of maritime safety are inseparable from those that protect the marine environment and economic waterways. Flotilla 25-08’s efforts at Four Mile Run Park contributed to that holistic approach.

Learn more about the Coast Guard Auxiliary at Consider volunteering a few hours a month to participate in various activities that benefit our community and country. Contact Flotilla 25-08’s Vice Flotilla Commander Tudorel “Ted” Caliga at [email protected] to discuss joining the Auxiliary. Coast Guard Auxiliary Photo by John Stevens.

Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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