Many thanks to all who helped with the cleanup today! Final stats: 20 people participated via land and water to collect 22.75 bags of garbage and 10.5 bags of recycling, including 103 plastic shopping bags, 1134 cigarette butts, and 1 tire. Not to mention a lot of styrofoam food containers, plastic flatware, beer can/bottles, and plastic water bottles. Great work team! Special thanks to the Alice Ferguson Foundation for the trash bags and gloves, to John for organizing the site and compiling the data, to Kim and Eve for printing and posting fliers, and to Bill and Laura for the awesome trash-picking-up claw-thingies!
Check out our Flickr stream for photos from the cleanup:
Gangplank Potomac River Watershed Cleanup, a set on Flickr.