Welcome to the Stream & Park Cleanups Page
No matter where you are in Montgomery County, you are part of a watershed. A watershed is an area of land that drains to a creek, stream, river, and ocean. Trash and litter found in Montgomery Parks can find their way to the Potomac, Chesapeake Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean. Volunteers help protect our local environment, wildlife, watersheds, and the oceans from litter pollution! Help by becoming a volunteer.
You Can Organize a Group Cleanup
Scout troops, corporate groups, student groups, and community organizations can schedule a group cleanup day at a park or stream year-round! Cleanups are open to all ages, but group leaders must be 18+ to register.
- Register your group here (we ask for a two week’s notice)
- We will send you a Group Leaders info packet
- Confirm your cleanup details and pick up your cleanup kit
- Have a fun, safe cleanup
- Send us your Sign-in sheet and the Cleanup Results
Cleanups for Individual Volunteers
Individuals and families can join a cleanup hosted by Montgomery Parks staff or volunteer leaders.
Click here to register for the next cleanup.
- If a cleanup is not listed, the event is full.
- New volunteers must create a volunteer/family volunteer account (takes about 5 minutes)
The Potomac Conservancy is hosting several cleanups in Montgomery Parks this season!
All cleanups are from 9-11 am.
Click on the links below to sign up!
For questions contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrating National Public Lands Day!
Find a Watershed Group near you
Looking for more ways to get involved? Several local watershed organizations host cleanups, restoration projects, and events in Montgomery County.
Watershed Groups in Montgomery County:
- Friends of Cabin John Creek
- Friends of Sligo Creek
- Little Falls Watershed Alliance
- Muddy Branch Alliance
- Neighbors of Northwest Branch
- Seneca Creek Watershed Partners
- Watts Branch Watershed Alliance
Watershed/Nature Organizations in the DC area:
- Anacostia Riverkeepers
- Anacostia Watershed Society
- Audubon Naturalist Society
- Potomac Conservancy
- Rock Creek Conservancy
Storm Drain Mural Projects
Congratulations to Pamela G., Tarah C. and Saatchi B. — winners of the 2021 Clean Waterways Art Contest! Check out their designs here.
Illegal Dumping in Parks
Have you spotted illegal dumping in parks?
- Leave the trash
- Note the exact location and park name
- Call the Park Police at 301-949-8010 to report
Dumping of trash bags, furniture, tires, car parts, etc. often occur at parks and they affect our communities and environment. Contacting Park Police is the best way to address the problem quickly.
Watershed Cleanups Volunteer Program Coordinator