PRKN works to mitigate illegal dumping and littering in the Potomac River and its tributaries. To achieve this we host trash cleanups across our watershed and write comments and testify to elected officials in support of trash-reduction legislation.
Every Earth Day, hundreds of volunteers join together to make an impact on trash pollution in Oxon Cove at Oxon Hill Farm. Past cleanups at this location have yielded thousands of plastic bottles and dozens of large pieces of debris which may have been dumped decades ago. This year, our 186 volunteers filled 100 bags of trash and recovered 2,297 PET plastic bottles, as well as several shopping carts and tires. Our video was filmed and edited by Marissa Woods from American University’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking.