On the July 28, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Leesylvania State Park will be hosting a cleanup of its northern shoreline.
Volunteers getting ready to go pick up trash!
The event is designed to get people outdoors and help restore the Potomac River to its original pristine state. This cleanup will also help with preserving the history and wildlife of Leesylvania for future generations. Everyday park staff work to keep Leesylvania clean but we are facing a big challenge from pollution sources outside the park. The park’s northern shoreline gets the worst of the trash swept downriver and brought in by the tide.
Let's grab some gloves and trash bags to pick up the North Shore!
What I hope people get out of this event is the desire to really get involved in their community. As stewards of our environment we need to protect the natural spaces that we all enjoy so much from pollution by doing our part to help out. Lending a hand cleaning up the shore will allow the park to continue to give patrons a safe, wonderful place for recreation. So grab your sneakers, water and sunscreen and meet us at the visitor center for a rewarding experience at Leesylvania State Park. We hope you can come out and help out on the 28th!