Upcoming Opportunities 

 

​Date Place​ More Info​ Call​

​March 21        9 a.m. - noon

Marumsco Creek Clean Up, ​Veteran's Park, 14300 Featherstone Road in Woodbridge

education@pwswcd.org 571-379-5471 ​
​March 28        9 a.m. - noon ​Neabsco Creek Clean Up, meet at Neabsco Eagles Park, Woodbridge silverstrand@prodigy.net ​703-670-7288

​March 28        8 a.m. - noon

​Annual Park Clean Up Day at Bristoe Station Battlefield, Bristow, VA www.pwcgov.org/history ​703-366-3049

​April 11          9 a.m.-2 p.m. 

​Occoquan River Clean Up, 9 locations along 25 mile project www.pwtsc.org ​703-791-6158
​April 12 ​Blue Bell Festival at Merrimac Farms www.pwconserve.org ​703-499-4954
​April 18 ​Route 1 Clean Sweep, part of Keep America Beautiful's Great American Cleanup Campaign www.kpwb.org ​571-285-3772

​April 18        10 a.m.-3 p.m.

​Saturday at the Park, Manassas National Battlefield ​contact juana_aguilar@nps.gov
​April 25        10 a.m-2 p.m. ​Compost Awareness Day at the Balls Ford Road Composting Facility

www.pwcgov.org    go to trash and recycling       

​703-792-4670

​April 25     8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

​Comcast Cares and Leadership Prince William community project in Manassas Park leadershipprincewilliam.org 571-765-7568
​May 9             9 a.m.-1 p.m. ​Community Paper Shred at the Landfill and Balls Ford Road www.pwcgov.org   go to trash and recycling ​703-792-4670
 

 

April is Litter Awareness Month

Keep Prince William Beautiful (KPWB) is preparing for the kickoff of Litter Awareness Month.  The month of April, or Prince William County's Litter Awareness Month, gives KPWB the opportunity to raise litter awareness, the laws associated with litter, and the social and environmental effects that littering has on our community.  Some of KPWB’s highlights during Litter Awareness Month include events tailored to providing educational outreach on these topics as well as opportunities to keep Prince William clear of unsightly trash and recyclables.
Special Events to Celebrate and Protect Our Planet:
  • Earth Day Celebration at Historic Haymarket on April 11th, giving local vendors and businesses a chance to bring
  • Prince William-Manassas regional science fair
  • Earth Day Celebration at the Plaza on April 22
  • Compost Awareness Day on April 25th
  • KPWB’s penultimate event is The Annual Route 1 Clean-Sweep, held on April 18th, 2015.  The goal of the Clean-Sweep is to revive areas of Prince William County, with the help and support of our many dedicated volunteers. 
KPWB is not the only organization to celebrate Litter Awareness Month.  During the month of April, police officers will also have increased concentration on litter laws, illegal dumping and unsecured truck load legislation through increased ticketing and prosecution for litter-related discrepancies.  In addition to the events mentioned, the KPWB website has a comprehensive list of the educational activities and services available during the month of April.  Visit http://kpwb.org/litter-awareness-month-campaign/ or email our Environmental Programs Manager Damir Grljevic for more information at dgrljevic@kpwb.org

Volunteers Needed!  

There is hope if people will begin to awaken that spiritual part of themselves, that heartfelt knowledge that we are caretakers of this planet. ~Brooke Medicine Eagle 

To truly see improvement, every citizen of the Prince William County needs to commit and participate as caretakers of our part of this planet. We hope you will join us in our effort to bring the community together.  

When one tugs at a single thing in nature he finds it attached to the rest of the world. ~John Muir 

As we begin to nurture and protect one aspect of our natural world it helps to improve other parts of the environment. Improvements continue to build upon one another until we realize a real benefit to our community and the planet.   Read more about the difference volunteers are making in our community.    

Maintain and construct trails

  • Potomac Appalachian Trail Club works on trails in Prince William Forest Park and along the Appalachian Trail in the region.  Their website is www.patc.net.  Click on Calendar of Activities for a list of projects, work trips and hikes. 
  • Prince William Trails and Streams Coalition - 703-785-5785 or visit the website. The coalition offers monthly volunteer opportunities on projects to help support trails and streams. It also offers fun family events along the many trails and streams in our community!
  • Prince William Park Authority - 703-792-7060 - www.pwcparks.org
  • Adopt-A-Trail with the Bull Run Mountains Conservancy - 703-753-2631 or http://www.brmconservancy.org/. Take responsibility for one of the trails at the conservancy for the year. Your team of volunteers will keep the trail clear of fallen trees and branches pick up litter and notify the BRMC managers of any issues. 
 
Clean, Protect and Restore Streams
  • Adopt-a-stream cleanups coordinated by the Prince William Soil & Water Conservation District at 571-379-7514.
  • Save Our Streams monitoring program. Call 703-792-7747 for information.
  • Stream Clean Up Projects with the Prince William Service Authority at 703-335-7900.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

  • Start a Recycling Program at your school or business, call the Prince William County Public Works (Solid Waste Division) at 703-792-4670
  • Invite a guest speaker to share information about recycling at your next meeting, call Keep Prince William Beautiful (formerly Clean Community Council) at http://kpwb.org/

Check out other opportunities online!  

  • Volunteer Prince William (Voluntary Action Center - a variety of opportunities and ideas) www.volunteerprincewilliam.org - 703-369-5292
  • National Trails Day and National Public Lands Day at Prince William Forest Park
    Volunteers are needed to spruce up the park buildings and trails. Come out ready to work and get your hands dirty to help protect this beautiful park! For details call 703-221-7181 or visit www.nps.gov/prwi.
  • Take part in organized events and programs to pick up litter, spruce up an area and remove trash from our community, visit http://kpwb.org/.    
  • Volunteer with Bull Run Mountains Conservancy - 703-753-2631 or http://www.brmconservancy.org/.
  • The Prince William Conservation Alliance offers families a variety of opportunities to explore Merrimac Farm Wildlife Management Area and other local natural areas. PWCA activities include family-friendly nature tours youth workshops wildlife surveys and a monthly speaker series on local nature. For more information call 703-499-4954 or check online at www.pwconserve.org
  • Volunteer Opportunities to work with students or in the field with the Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District.  Call 571-379-7514, e-mail pwswcd@pwswcd.org or visit http://www.pwswcd.org.