OCTOBER 23, 2004 CLEANUP WAS A SUCCESS. MORE THAN 250 VOLUNTEER SHOWED UP!
Welcome to Osbourn Park High School, Lake Braddock High School, PW Group Home for Girls, RobinsonHigh School, Boy Scout Troop 994 and Girl Scout Troops 1504 and 1006 who joined us for the first time.
TOWN OF OCCOQUAN. Claudia Cruise and Betty Vanegas were in charge to help the 65 volunteers collect about 70 bags of trash and other debris. There were 50 ROTC cadets, six OsbournHigh School students and nine other volunteers.
LAKE RIDGE MARINA. Renate Vanegas coordinated 65 volunteers who picked up 60 bags of trash, bicycles and miscellaneous items. 16 ROTC cadets, 11 Girl Scouts, 26 OsbournHigh School students, and 12 other volunteers worked from 9am to 12 noon to collect trash along the river.
In addition to cleaning up the river along Cannon Bluff, Chuck Burch transported the trash collected in the town of Occoquan to its final dumpster.
BULL RUN MARINA. John Rothrock, assisted by Bud Kraft and Alex Vanegas, coordinated the 51 volunteers that picked up about 50 bags of trash, tires and other refuse. Four Osbourn HS students, eight Lake Braddock Crew Boosters, nine PW Group Home volunteers, 11 Bull Run Rotarians, and 19 other volunteers joined in the efforts to clean up the area.
FOUNTAINHEAD MARINA. Laura Grape, assisted by Bill Olson, Dave Fellers and Bob Lerch, directed the 69 volunteers that picked up 100 bags of trash, 80 tires and many other items. Bill Cole, Occoquan Watershed Coalition, Laura Grape, Bill Olson, Bob Lerch, Lake Braddock Crew Booster and others recruited all the volunteers, among them, 45 Lake Braddock High School students, five Robinson High School students, 11 Boy Scout Troop 994 and eight other volunteers who took part in cleaning up this area along the river.
In addition to the above, FOTO extend their thanks to: Kathy Burch, our Supply Manager; PW Clean Community Council; Prince William Park Authority; Northern Virginia Park Authority; Virginia Department of Transportation, Lake Ridge Division; LTC Franklyn Matthews, Director of the Woodbridge HS ROTC Program; Jug Jagodnik and Steve Horvath, Lake Braddock Crew; Claudia Cruise, Clerk, Town of Occoquan; and the other FOTO members who assisted in the preparation of this clean up event.
VOLUNTEERS.In addition to the below listed volunteers who signed in, there were many others who had not registered, but participated in the clean up. Click here to see names.
The Fairfax County Water Authority sent this Letter
Volunteers from around the area spent the morning ofSaturday, April 17 2004, hauling well over 2 tons of trash from the Occoquan Watershed. With the help of Bill Olson, Laura and Rob Grape, and other volunteers we were able to cleanup Fountainhead Marina. The Lake Braddock Buster, MESH of Manassas, John Rothrock and other volunteers cleaned up the Bull Run Marina. Alex Vanegas and Claudia Cruise joined other volunteers to pick up litter in the Town of Occoquan. Bud Craft and Renate Vanegas organized the clean up at the Lake ridge Marina. Several people were involved in planning this event: Kathy and Chuck Burch were in charge of supplies; Bonnie Nahas, PW Clean Community Council; LTC Mathews, ROTC Program Director; Helga Perrin; Chesapeake Bay Conservation Fund; Prince William Park Authority and FOTO members.
Mohammad Ahmed, Danny Beavers, Birkett Becker, Russell Becker, James Bigos, Seanta Brundage, A Clark, Nicole Coppock, Erika Cruz, Duane Debruyne, Dave Fellers, Stephanie Feulner, Jug Jagodnik, Anthony Johnson, Evelyn Kiley, Joy Lavigne, Ed Leggett, Amber Naef, David and Ron Nix, Caitlin Ray, Bill Reap, John, Nikki and Patti Rothrock, Jerry Sherman, Lisa Troyer, Whitney Worley, Germán Vanegas.
Danielle Darwin, Laura and Rob Grape, Bob Lerch, Brooks Noble, Erika Waxbam, Bill Olson.
Kelli Brosnan, Kathy and Chuck Burch, Joshua and John Chandler, Janis Cook, Maryellen Daniels, Megan Daniels, Taylor Day, Duane Dupon, Whitney Hurlbrink, Becky Kaska, Bud and Janet Kraft, Mark Mckenzie, Dora and Michelle Morrisey, Stanley Sequeira, Anthony and Betty Vanegas, Jackie and Renate Vanegas, Cito Vanegas.
Barbara Albuquerque, Sarah and Judy Chang, Claudia Cruise, Carl and Robert Harper, James Jones, Tatjana Lyons, James O’Connor, Doug and Nalini Rhea, Donna and Meghan Venturini, Alex Vanegas.
LTC Franklyn Matthews, SGM Joe Neely, SFC Fred Elliott, Carroll Alexander, Francis Allen, Miguel Batista, Keila Beaman, Jill and Juliel Bechtel, Jesus Berrios, Christina Bierbaum, Angel Bonilla, Patrick Carlton, Felicia Cavender, Eric Davis, Andrew Driggers, Amanda Dyson, Jenny Ecal, Shawna Fellers, Monica Gibson, Andrea Gill, Mayra Gomez, Steven Gonzalez, Brittany Griffie, Danielle Harris, Alissah Hickman, Christin Johnson, Robert Keller, Alex Landivar, Christopher Martin, Kari McCaslin, William Moon, Lashanta Moore, Matthew Novak, Tina Perez, Ryan Perry, Marco Quiroga, Michelle Rodriguez, Stephen Rose, Jessica Seles, David Santacruz, Cynthia Santiago, Joseph Selkow, Casey Sherman, Kameyo Shuler, Tanika Skipper, Nicole Suthard, Justin Swithenbank, Brandon Talbot, Francis Tan, Christa Teague, Brandilyn Thompson, Gilberto Treviňo, Ashley Vasquez, Louis Veney III, Chalissia Ward, Sarah Webb, Tamiquia Wood.