Arlington Fairfax Chapter

of the

Izaak Walton League of America

Watershed Conservation Activities


Clean the Bay Day - Mason Neck State Park

June 5, 2010 - 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

The previous record of 56 volunteers at last years "Clean the Bay Day" at Mason Neck State Park was broken on June 5, 2010 when 67 people participated in the shoreline cleanup of the park as part of the 22nd annual "Clean the Bay Day" sponsored by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

Another first for the Arlington Fairfax Chapter of the IWLA was that there was not enough trash to keep all the participants occupied for the alloted time of 3 1/2 hours. By 11:30 am most of the volunteers had been dismissed.

Volunteers walk back to their canoes after cleaning the shoreline along Occoquan Bay.

A total of 30 bags and 4 tires were removed along with a piece of sodden polyurethane foam weighing 102 pounds. The total weight of trash collected was 786 pounds.

Greg Singleton picking up bags from the shoreline of Occoquan Bay.

Volunteers Ken and Janice Gigliello in a canoe

Volunteers Ken and Janice Gigliello returning from Sandy Point with a load of trash.

Acknowledgements

The Membership of the Arlington Fairfax Chapter of the Izaak Walton would like to thank all the volunteers who came out including our own Chapter members, the Fairlington United Methodist Church Green Team, the Arlington Regional Master Naturalist program as well as the Employees of Covance Laboratories.

We would also like to thank Chief Ranger Tim Smith, Park Manager Jess Lowry and the other Park Staff for their continuing support of our efforts and the loan of the Park's canoes.

Drinking water was provided by Colin Riley and Paul McDaniel.

The trash bags used for this event were provided by Alice Ferguson Foundation

Click on this link for information about our next scheduled cleanup at Mason Neck State Park.

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