An energetic clean up crew from Bloomberg joined Potomac Conservancy on Saturday, April 26 for a day of trash removal at the Fletcher's Cove in Washington, DC. Peter and his colleagues helped remove litter and debris along the shores of the Potomac in the C&O Canal National Historical Park.
Let’s see what Peter had to say about his day of volunteer service:
Q: How did you hear about the event today?
Peter: We had a wonderful event this past Monday with Potomac Conservancy, when their President came to talk to our office about all the great initiatives that the Potomac Conservancy is doing. I was really excited to come help.
Q: What’s your favorite activity to do on or near the Potomac?
Peter: I really like taking a book and sitting on a park bench as the boats go by. You see the Georgetown crew team rowing. Just sitting on a dock and being in nature. You have no idea you're five miles away from the US Capitol.
Q: Why do you think it’s important to keep the Potomac clean?
Peter: All the ancient civilizations revolved around water, and that’s so true for us today. Our drinking water comes from the Potomac, the water we shower with, but also when it comes to preserving land, keeping the temperature regulated, it's about quality of life. We don’t want to have dirty, polluted drinking water. It’s like the Native American TV commercial, where the guy cries at the end, we can’t have those types of rivers, we need clean rivers.
Q: If you could do one thing to help the Potomac what would it be?
Peter: Don't use styrofoam
Q: What would you ask the next volunteer we interview?
Peter: What's the one thing we don't have on the Potomac that you would like to see on the Potomac?
Get Your Hands Dirty for Clean Water
Potomac Conservancy would love to see you out on the shores of the Potomac. Find an upcoming opportunity to get outside for a cleanup by visiting our calendar of Upcoming Events >