Arlington Fairfax Chapter

of the

Izaak Walton League of America

Watershed Conservation Activities

Adopt-A-Stream Cleanup of Cub Run

September 12, 2009 9:00am to 12:00 noon

Location : Compton Road to the powerline right of way

Chapter Volunteers head into a heavily wooded area next to Cub Run

Significant progress was made in cleaning the Chapter's adopted section of Cub Run on September 12th. 8 volunteers removed almost 600 pounds of floodborne trash from a half mile of shoreline of the stream. Participants included Chapter members Vinnie Caporale, Jim Lauver, Josh Massey, Chuck Overpeck, and Bob Muzzio as well as David and Michael Schneeman from Boyscout Troop 1137. The weather was cloudy and somewhat cool for this time of year creating perfect conditions for the physically demanding effort.

Most of debris that was collected were the usual plastic bags,sheet plastic, bits of styrofoam, and beverage containers. Enough in fact to fill 27 trash bags. Additional bulk items carried out were two automobile tires, a car battery, a compressor and pieces of what appeared to be a standing freezer.

Jim Lauver removes plastic trash from a storm drain outlet along Route 66

Jim Lauver removes plastic trash from a storm drain outlet along Route 66

Virtually all the trash that is picked up from Cub Run originates from the storm drains of local roads such as Route 29 and Route 66 where stormwater washes it into the stream.

This event was part of Stewardship Virginia, a semiannual initiative of the Commonwealth of Virginia to encourage State Residents to participate in events and projects which preserve and protect the natural and cultural resources of Virginia.

Click on this link for information about our next scheduled Adopt-A-Stream cleanup of Cub Run.

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