Saturday, October 15, 2011 was a beautiful day. No worries about rain or other storms that we have endured during the past cleanups. This was our 24th cleanup and there were many new volunteers: Glenn Richman and his pontoon boat, ferrying volunteers around the Lake Ridge Marina; Beatrice Laureano, SEA Chair, Students for Environmental Awareness NOVA-Manassas Campus; Chip Dibling-Moore, APES & Biology Teacher, West Potomac High School, Alexandria; Chris of Carefreeboats, provided a boat at the Town of Occoquan. Some of our regular volunteers could not make it for reasons beyond their control. Debborah, South County HS was out of town; Bob, our Fountainhead coordinator, and family were out of the country, and last we heard were traveling from Monaco to Greece; Woodbridge Junior ROTC, were drilling for their Homecoming celebration and Scout Troop 1369 were on a rock climbing mission. We hope that all of our volunteers will be back for the 2012 spring cleanup on Saturday, April 14, 2012. There were 140 volunteers who collected 70 bags, radios, Styrofoam, tires, cans and miscellaneous items.