Eight (8) cleanup spots were chosen for this year’s event along Route 1 and Prince William Parkway; an increase of four (4) spots from last year. These roadways typically experience high traffic volume, thus making them susceptible to litter.
KPWB recruited volunteers as site captains to provide litter and recycling education, as well as safety training at each location. Our site captains were Aundreya Batson, Brian Beltran, Jillian Brooks, Sara Hodja, Pauline Hunter, Aliyah Jameer, Yingwei Wang, and Kathy Wright.
Volunteer give-a-ways and cleanup supplies such as gloves, trash bags, vests, and grabbers along with snacks and refreshments were provided.
Our list of exceptional volunteer groups included: Target Corporation, Woodbridge Potomac Communities Civic Association, Dale City Chapter- Top Ladies of Distinction, Jack and Jill Foundation, Woodbridge Woman's Club, Quantico Marine Base (Marines/Sailors), Brownie Troop 761, Boy Scout Troop 74, Potomac HS Ecology Club, Journey Youth Group, and the NOVA Geo-caching Org/Group.
With approximately twenty (20) volunteers at each site, spending 432 volunteer hours, we collected one thousand eighty pounds (1,080 lbs) of litter, debris, and recyclables covering a nine (9) mile radius in Prince William County!
KPWB thanks all groups, families, individual volunteers, site captains, and the Prince William County litter control crew for their efforts and contributions to the success of this annual event.
KPWB hopes to see you at next year’s Route 1 Clean Sweep event for we always welcome and encourage efforts from current and new volunteers. For more information, please visit our program page at http://kpwb.org/programs/community-cleanups.