Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Scott, Zachary, and Clayton


Scott and sons, Zachary and Clayton, left their warm house on a brisk Saturday morning to help Potomac Conservancy clean the lands surrounding Cabin John Creek. Scott and his family participated in the 2014 national Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, joining two dozen fellow volunteers at sites in Maryland and Washington, DC. The family took a moment to put down their trash bags and reflect on their volunteer service and the importance of the lands they helped to beautify.

See what they had to say:

Q: Why did you come out to volunteer with Potomac Conservancy today?

Zachary: Well, I needed Student Service Learning hours.
Scott: And this was a perfect fit! We spend a lot of time on the C&O Canal, all the way from Riley’s Lock and into DC!

Q: What is your favorite activity to do on or near the Potomac?

Clayton: Canoeing!
Scott: And biking, running, hiking… we love it all!

Q: Why do you think it’s important to keep the Potomac clean?

Scott: So that we can enjoy this beautiful, natural environment even more without the distraction of trash and litter.


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