Rock Creek Conservancy

2019 Melvin Hazen West Extreme Cleanup

Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Event Details

Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Melvin Hazen West at 3031 Sedgewick St NW
Washington, District of Columbia, 20008
This is a free event!
Rock Creek Conservancy
(301) 579-3105 (301) 579-3105

Join Rock Creek Conservancy and the National Park Service for our 11th Annual Rock Creek Extreme Cleanup. Volunteers will clean-up the lands, banks, tributaries, and waters of Rock Creek throughout Maryland and D.C.

Our goal is total stream cleanup of Rock Creek and its tributaries, the parks connected to Rock Creek, and the neighborhoods near Rock Creek where trash originates. We work closely with the National Park Service and Montgomery County Parks and are happy to be joining the Alice Ferguson Foundation as part of their 31st Potomac River Watershed Cleanup.

Also, the western section of Melvin Hazen is one of our five "mini-oases". In 2019, the Conservancy is focusing its restoration efforts on five "mini-oases" in Rock Creek Park in addition to the normal volunteer locations throughout the Rock Creek Watershed.

We hope to see you there!

You MUST register for this event: see registration link above

Volunteer Activity: Volunteers will help remove trash from the western section of Melvin Hazen before it ends up in Rock Creek.

When: Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM. 

Where: Volunteers will meet across the street from 3031 Sedgewick St NW. There is limited street parking, so volunteers are encouraged to carpool or use public transportation. MetroRail access is available from the Red Line at the Cleveland Park Metro Stop (5-minute walk) and Van-Ness/UDC Metro Stop (10-minute walk).

What to Wear: Please dress appropriately for the weather.  Wear sturdy boots or sneakers, no sandals. We recommend long pants and sleeves to prevent contact with poison ivy. Volunteers are encouraged to wear a hat.

What to Bring: Bring water. Tools and gloves will be provided. Feel free to bring your own tools and gloves if you have them. If you have trash grabbers or nets, please bring them. Students can earn SSL hours, but please bring needed forms. 

Leader Contact Information: Emily Starobin,

Weather/Cancellation Policy: All participants will be notified via email at least 12 hours before the event start time if an event is canceled due to inclement weather. If you do not hear from us you should assume the event will occur as scheduled. Please check the Extreme Cleanup webpage if you are unsure.

Cost and Tickets

Cost & Tickets

This is a free event!

Rock Creek Conservancy

Phone: (301) 579-3105 (301) 579-3105
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Melvin Hazen West

3031 Sedgewick St NW
Washington, District of Columbia,
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