Community Cleanups Return!

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Provided by Keep Prince William Beautiful (KPWB)

KPWB is re-introducing Community Cleanups! Cleanups are largely an individual effort taking place outdoors, KPWB feels that it is safe to hold these important community events.  There will be some changes to the way cleanups are conducted to make sure it is safe for volunteers. These changes include staggered check-in times, increased sanitizing of supplies, and a cap on the number of volunteers for each cleanup.

KPWB is are partnering with the Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Boulevard, Woodbridge (Map).
The cleanup will take place on Saturday, July 25 from 10:00 a.m.to 1:00 p.m., and 10:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m. Each timeslot is capped at 10 volunteers to maximize safety precautions.  A third time slot may be added if there is enough interest.

All cleanup supplies will be provided clean and sanitized for each individual:

  • trash bags
  • gloves
  • litter pickers
  • safety vests
  • a special thank-you gift for your hard work

To sign up, head on over to this link.  When you go to sign up, you’ll see a drop-down menu with two options, one for 10:00 a.m. and one for 10:30 a.m.  Each time slot has room for 10 volunteers, so pick the time that works for you. Make sure you’re accounting for all volunteers you’ll be bringing.  KPWB looks forward to getting back to keeping PWC clean and beautiful!

Plastic-Free July

If you’re anything like the average American, you may mindlessly purchasing items, most of them encased in some sort of plastic.  It has become an accepted part of our lives to constantly purchase and discard items.  KPWB encourages everyone to consume carefully, and be considerate of what you’re purchasing and where the packaging ends up.  As Environmental Activist Julia Butterfly Hill once said, “When you throw something away, where is ‘away’?  There is no such thing.”

Here’s our challenge: Plastic-Free July.  KPWB challenges every single one of you to pursue completing this challenge (with what’s left of the month, of course).  You may participate in this challenge in whatever capacity feels achievable to you. For example, go without using single-use plastic items for a day, week, or the rest of the month.  If you successfully complete this challenge, please email us for special recognition page on the website (coming soon).

Adopt a Spot

Some heavily littered spots in the area would benefit from having a devoted adopter to help keep them free from litter.  Click on each road name to see a map of the area:

  1. Featherstone/Blackburn Road
  2. Olympic Lane
  3. Sanders Lane

Please consider adopting one of these locations.  For the Adopt-a-Spot program, adopters need to complete and report four cleanups per year.  In exchange, you get a sign (example below) with your or your group’s name on it.

KPWB, adopt a spot

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