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Annual Watershed Clean-Up Day Returns on Oct. 13

Volunteers will remove debris from local parks as part of an international day of clean-up.

In two weeks, several Fairfax County Park Authority parks will participate in the International Coastal Clean-Up Day, or the Annual Watershed Clean-Up Day.

The Park Authority invites volunteers of all ages to help clean the watersheds in the community on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Families, girls and boys scouts and other community groups are also encouraged to attend.

Participating parks in the Annandale area include:

  • Hidden Oaks Nature Center (Roundtree Park – Holmes Run), 703-941-1065
  • Hidden Pond Nature Center (Pohick Creek), 703-451-9588
  • Lake Accotink Park, 703-569-3464

Debris such as tires, bottles, cans and more are often removed from local waterways. Volunteers are encouraged to wear boots, gloves and old clothes o clean. The parks will provide bags.

To help, residents can call one of the above parks to reserve a section of the watershed to clean on Oct. 13.

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