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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.
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.
Individuals and families can join a cleanup hosted by Montgomery Parks staff or volunteer leaders.
Click here to register for the next cleanup.
Looking for more ways to get involved? Several local watershed organizations host cleanups, restoration projects, and events in Montgomery County.
Watershed Organization Map (pdf)
Watershed Groups in Montgomery County
Watershed/Nature Organizations in the DC area:
Watershed Cleanups Volunteer Program Coordinator
Email Volunteer Cleanups