Arlington Fairfax Chapter

of the

Izaak Walton League of America

Watershed Conservation Activities

Adopt A Stream Cleanup of Bull Run

March 10, 2012 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

On March 10th, 22 volunteers participated in a cleanup of the flood plain of Bull Run. The weather was windy and somewhat chilly in the parking lot but it seemed a bit warmer within the stream valley below. The bluebells are already starting to bloom almost a month earlier than usual.

The cleanup was scheduled to run for three hours but we had enough people to finish in a little over two hours.

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We filled 23 bags with styrofoam, plastic bottles, plastic bags, food wrappers and even a piece of carpeting. A number of large items were carried out including a boat ladder, a car tire, and a shopping cart from Target.

Sharp objects were also abundant, more than 30 pounds of broken glass was picked up. Volunteers also found a number of kitchen knives along the mile length of the stream that we were cleaning.

Total weight of the trash collected was 559 pounds.

Unrelated to our own effort, a Cub Scout Pack also came out to do their own cleanup of Bull Run upstream of the Route 28 Bridge and they carried out an additional 30 pounds of trash.

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