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Volunteers Needed for Jones Point Marsh Cleanup April 21

Help Support the Health of the Potomac River

Boy cleaning the lake from garbage
Jones Point Marsh Clean Up is April 21, 2024. (Photo: Anna Stills)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Potomac Riverkeeper Network, in collaboration with Alexandria Community Rowing and The National Park Service, needs your help this Earth Day.

The collaborating organizations are asking the community to please help clean up the “marsh madness” at Jones Point Park. All are welcome to participate. “We hope that our fellow Potomac River users, groups, and lovers will make an effort to join us,” says the event signup page.  “Come out to meet your neighbors and support the health of our Potomac River. Spread the word and sign up to get your free RSVP ticket! (Per the NPS, we’re limited to recruiting 75 volunteers. Sign up before the slots get swept up!)”

Old white building on the water
Jones Point Lighthouse at Jones Point Park. (Photo: Wikipedia Commons)

Sunday, April 21st. 10 am to 2 pm

Meet representatives at the Jones Point Lighthouse to check-in and to collect your supplies, starting at 10 am.

They will provide:

  • Trash bags
  • Grabbers
  • Hand sanitizer

They recommend that you bring:

  • Water (Re-useable bottles preferred. Please don’t add to the marsh madness!)
  • Any additional supplies that you think would make you feel comfortable

They recommend that you wear:

  • Wellies or closed-toed shoes
  • Breathable layers that you are comfortable bending in, that you don’t mind getting wet or a little dirty
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses

People are welcome to volunteer anytime between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Any time and effort makes a significant difference. Please make sure to sign the waiver form at check in. If you would like to have this sent to you ahead of time, or have any questions, please send an email to [email protected]. If you are using this event for community service hours, please bring your form with you and find Ashley Smith or Morgan Bench to verify your hours.


Find out more about the organizations: @potomac_riverkeeper_network @alexandriacommunityrowing @nationalparkservice

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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