Arlington Fairfax Chapter

of the

Izaak Walton League of America

Watershed Conservation Activities


Adopt-A-Stream Cleanup of Cub Run

March 20, 2010 9:00am to 12:00 noon

Location : Cub Run upstream from Rocky Run

The Chapter's adopted section of Cub Run extends from the Compton Road crossing upstream to the confluence of Rocky Run. A distance of 0.71 miles. I have been considering the whether or not to add to our adopted section of Cub Run, the stretch between Rocky Run upstream to Route 29. To judge the feasibility of this, our cleanup efforts this time were focused on the area along Cub Run upstream of Rocky Run.

Group Photograph of March 20, 2010 Adopt A Stream Cleanup

From Left to Right Volunteers; Walt Ivanjack, John Chorovich, Tim Ashmore, Lynn Ashmore, Spencer Ashmore, J.D. McCarthy

Map of cleanup route

We had seven volunteers including myself. It was a twenty minute walk from the parking area to the stream crossing near route 29. There we split into two groups.

Tim Ashmore and his children stayed on the west side of Cub Run with a game cart that I had brought to haul the trash while the rest of us crossed to the east side. Picking up trash along the way both groups worked their way downstream to rendezvous at the stream crossing by Rocky Run. A distance of about 0.34 miles. For the group on the east side of Cub Run, it took more than an hour to travel the distance through the rocky wooded terrain.

Volunteers carrying out the collected trash

Among the items removed from the banks of Cub Run were a large truck tire, a small gas engine and a desk chair. We also filled 7 bags with beverage containers, styrofoam, plastic bags and other trash scattered among the rocks.
Total weight collected was 271 pounds.

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