Members of the Trash Free Potomac Network are seeking volunteers for the Annual Potomac Watershed Cleanup, to be held Saturday.

Volunteers may help organizations with cleanup at multiple Frederick County locations.

The Mason Dixon Canoe Cruisers will clean a tow path that leads to the Potomac River. The group will meet at 19112 Keep Tryst Road in Knoxville at 9 a.m. Volunteers should bring gloves, hiking boots, water, a snack and their cellphones. The event will be held rain or shine.

In Washington County, volunteers will collect trash at Antietam National Battlefield from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday. Volunteers will meet at the Visitor Center at 5831 Dunker Church Road in Sharpsburg.

The Science National Honor Society will hold a cleanup event in Urbana at Little Bennett Creek from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Volunteers should meet at Urbana High School at 3741 Campus Drive in Ijamsville.

The Alice Ferguson Foundation will stage a cleanup event at the Lander Lock House on Lander Road near Point of Rocks. Volunteers will split up and head to two sites: the Point of Rocks boat ramp and the Monocacy Aqueduct. The event will run from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

A group of volunteers will meet April 26 from 8:30 a.m. to noon to clean up trash on Mountaindale Road on the southeast side of Frederick Municipal Forest. Those who are interested in this event should call the Common Market at 301-663-3416 to reserve a spot. Food and drinks will be provided. 

The events are generally not suitable for children under the age of 7, the elderly or the disabled. Volunteers should wear weather-appropriate clothing and bring water to drink. For details, visit

— Sylvia Carignan

Details: Marcel Aillery, 301-874-2652

(This story has been updated to correct the event at the Common Market.)

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