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Make Plans Now to Help in 2017

Check back often as new events will be listed as they are planned.  Thank you for your willingness to help your community!

​Event​Date​Who to call to help and for details
​Powell's Creek Clean Up​February 25, 2017 (snow date:  March 4)​Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District, 571-379-7514
​Upper Occoquan River Clean Up​April 22, 2017 (Earth Day)​​Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District, 571-379-7514 in partnership with Prince William Trails and Streams Coalition
​Great American Clean Up​April 22, 2017​Keep Prince William Beautiful, (571) 285-3772
​Prince William Compost Day​April 29, 2017​Prince William County Public Works, Solid Waste Division, 703-792-4670


Mark your calendars!  The second week of June is Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week.  Watch for special events around the region.  If you cannot attend an event, take time to pick up litter in your neighborhood to keep it from entering our streams and eventually the Chesapeake Bay. 


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  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 -
  • Adopt-A-Trail with the Bull Run Mountains Conservancy - 703-753-2631 or 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

Check out other opportunities online!  

  • Volunteer Prince William (Voluntary Action Center - a variety of opportunities and ideas) - 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
  • Take part in organized events and programs to pick up litter, spruce up an area and remove trash from our community, visit    
  • Volunteer with Bull Run Mountains Conservancy - 703-753-2631 or
  • 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
  • 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 or visit


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