Despite COVID19, with precautions in place—a successful Occoquan River Cleanup
Colorful October has arrived, and with it, at 6 ft. apart, no long signup lanes, the Friends of the Occoquan (FOTO) conducted their fall cleanup. One hundred and thirty-two masked volunteers arrived to join us on October 10th at the Lake Ridge Park/Marina and the Town of Occoquan. Then, on October 17th at the Fountainhead Park/Marina, and the Occoquan Regional Park. Volunteers filled up 35 recyclable and 41 trash bags. Boy and Girl Scouts came out in full force, Bear Den 1353, Pack 1373 with 22 members, Troop 1369, and Kristin Saul with her 4H Club, and High School students from different schools to fulfill their community service hours, and the Young Professionals. Since we were not permitted to have boats at the Lake Ridge Marina, a few larger items could not be reached and were left behind. Many couples came and parents with their children to make a difference. A big Thank You and kudos go out to all of our volunteers!
We are also thankful for our supporters, the Fairfax County Water Authority, American Water, the Chesapeake Bay conservation Fund, Clean Virginia Waterways, the Northern Virginia Park Authority, and the Town of Occoquan.