Fall 2012 NNWB Clean the Stream
Cap off your summer by helping to clean up the Northwest Branch! Please see the site map below, which is still expanding as more leaders step up to clean a section of the stream. So check back here in a few days and see what other choices you have.
Please be sure to bring drinking water and wear appropriate clothes to protect from sun, thorns, and insects. Wear shoes that can get muddy. Gloves and bags will be provided. Light rain will not deter us. But heavy rain will.
Please RSVP to the leader indicated for each site so that person will know how many gloves and bags are needed. And have fun while helping to make our stream healthier both for us and wildlife--not to mention a lot prettier.
If you or your civic association would like to clean up a tributary or section of the Northwest Branch, please email Anne Ambler so we can put your cleanup on the map.
Map of Cleanup Sites
Listing, from north to south:
Burnt Mills: 9:30am-noon, Sat, Oct 20 Meet at former WSSC facility, south side of Colesville Rd. (Rt. 29)(Trader Joe side), where it crosses the Northwest Branch. Leader: Larry Hush. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org. Area to be addressed: stream valley on both sides of Colesville Rd. and both sides of NWB. Student SSL credits will be available.
Northwest Branch, below the Northwest Park apartments: 10am-noon, Sat, Oct 20 Meet at the end of Ames Rd. , which is off Southhampton Dr within the apartment complex. The complex is accessible from New Hampshire Ave. Leader: David Keely. RSVP Linda Keely at email@example.com. Parking is severely limited. Please arrange to be dropped off. You will be working with the Blair H.S. Crew Team on this cleanup. Area to be addressed: up and down stream, east side only, and adjacent hillside.
W. Hyattsville Metro: 9:30am-noon, Sat, Oct 27 2700 Hamilton Street Hyattsville, MD 20782. Meet in back corner of parking lot adjacent to NW Branch. Leaders: Eric Rogner and Elliot Rule. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org. Area to be addressed: Up and down stream, both sides.