Taking Out the Trash: FOTO’s 2006 Fall Clean-up of the Occoquan Watershed
PRINCEWILLIAMCOUNTY, VA: On Saturday October 14, 2006 the Friends of the Occoquan conducted their Fall Cleanup of the Occoquan Watershed. 156 volunteers combed the banks of the OccoquanRiver picking up trash and other debris. Collectively, 167 bags of trash, 10 lb. bag of cigarette stubs, tires, barrels, several car batteries and various other articles were retrieved and properly disposed. This is very significant since the Occoquan Reservoir is a major source of our drinking water here in Northern Virginia. There were four major sites for the cleanup: the Town of Occoquan, Lake Ridge Marina, FountainHeadRegionalPark and the Bull Run Marina. Other organizations that participated in this successful event were the Bull Run Rotary, LakeBraddockSecondary School, SouthCountySecondary School, OsborneParkHigh School, WoodbridgeHigh School and JROTC, Lake Braddock Crew Boosters, Prince William Soil & Water Conservation District, and the Girl Scouts of America. Other partners in this event included the Virginia Cheapeake Bay Restoration Fund, Fairfax Water Authority, Fairfax Clean Council, Prince William Clean Council, Occoquan Watershed Coalition and the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.
Contact: Betty Vanegas, Public Affairs Coordinator
FOTO’s Fall 2006 River Clean Up Roster
Lake Ridge Marina: Nathan LeValley, Kristin Humphreys, Tyler Humphreys, Amanda Humphreys, Brenda Butler, Brandis Butler, Hope Gravely, Justine Kraynak, Pam Kraynak, Pearl Morttey, John Morttey, Jackie Aparicio, Briyana Bryant, Liliana Indo, Maria Vermejo, Ryan Cox, Asa Peterson, Junn Hermano, Mark Flores, Timothy Talbot, Joseph Quarcoo, Ashley Hidalgo, Kate Godfrey, Robin Lafranchise, Jim Lafranchise, Victoria Lafranchise, Brian Lafranchise, Jessica Sales, Joe Gibbs, Kevin Velasquez, Tanya Hathaway, Dontrell Royal, Remi Thompson, Joe Vaughan, Tom Wheeler, Marco Lazate, Lara Ohanian, Jerry Manley, Kevin Manley, Cleveland Spruill, Daniel Arroyo, Kathy Burch, Chuck Burch, Rob Humphreys, Jennifer Valle, Johanna Valle, Princess McCorvey, Renate Vanegas, Estrella Vasilescu, Cito Vanegas, LT. Col. (R) Franklyn Mattews.
Town of Occoquan: Kenia Gutierrez, Alex Castro, Josh Watson, Jessica Arevalo, Annie Adjei, Brooke Taylor, Andrea Valverde, Kathy Fernandez, Alvaro Escobar, Chris Groover, Danny Gallardo, Cuang Ma, Anthony Friedman, Tyler Powell, Chelsea Queen, Roz Schaufele, Pedro Rodriguez, Tim Swann, Ashley Sayles, Julia Ganoe, Andrea Carlos, Carlos Zuniga, Christopher Tittle, David Fies, Zach Berowitz, Elizabeth Agnew, Jason Stephens, Karen Campbell, Maria Romero, Miguel A. Perez Castro, Carlos Robles Mariscal, SGM Joe L. Neely, Melissa McKeefer, Michael Grundy, Jackie Vanegas, Anthony Vanegas, Betty Vanegas.
Bull Run Marina: Jim Barnos, Buck Becker, Russell Becker, Gary Dehnnel, Cynda Tipple, Jennifer Leong, David Smith, Stryker Smith, Evelyn Kiley, Tom Kiley, Alex Vanegas, Nicole Herrick, Duane DeBruyne, Kent Taylor, Gail Kettlewell, Alex Kettlewell-Shiley, Lindsey Altman, Jim Nejfelt, Tania Leppert, Mark Leppert, Ben Haines, Elizabeth Martin, Lindsey Ralph, John Rothrock.
Fountain Head Regional Park & Marina: Danielle Wynne, Jessica Dang, Ken Tran, Becca Grady, Molly Dickerson, Terry Gwinnup, Dave Fellers, Jonathan Nampha, Hyunuoo Pann, Kate Julian, Alex Julian, Tyler Calendine, Peter Balint, John Hanley, Caitlin Betz, Jacki Gordon, Nitin Bhatia, Robby Spengler, Andrew O’Brien, Lauren Melim, Arianna McQuillen, Angela McQuillen, Amy Bain, Nicole Bain, Kaitlyn Wender, Steven Wagoner, Chris Brinkmann, Richard Klimp, Nader Zekria, Art Flak, Rachael Flak, Natasha A. Bridge, Michael Frierson, Kaya Berry, Jamie McAfee, Jens Faaborg, Laura Faaborg, Amy Weber, Danielle Loizou, Arun Sapkota, Deborah Buffington, Michael Smedley, Bill Cole.