FIRST ANNUAL ST. MARY'S RIVER CLEAN UP A HUGE SUCCESS!
Blue skies and empty bags greeted the nearly 70 volunteers that participated in the first annual St. Mary's River Cleanup on Saturday, April 4, 2009. Within a few hours volunteers filled 36 bags with non-recyclable trash and 35 bags with recyclables from the St. Mary's College of Maryland campus, including the site of a recent reforestation project, and the St. Mary's River Water Trail. More than 500 cigarette butts and 125 plastic bags were collected. Also collected were 9 tires and approximately a half ton of loose trash, including a kitchen sink, car battery, and a vintage printer.
Members of the community, the St. Mary's River Watershed Association, St. Mary's College of Maryland students, including Tri-beta, St. Mary's River Project, Student Environmental Action Coalition, and the American Chestnut Land Trust participated in the event.
The St. Mary's River Cleanup was part of the Alice Ferguson Foundation 21st Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup. To view results visit www.PotomacCleanup.org.