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  • Fletcher's Boathouse 4940 Canal Rd NW Washington, DC, 20007 United States (map)

REGISTRATION CLOSED: Celebrate National Trails Day with Potomac Conservancy! 

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. The cleanup site has reached maximum capacity for volunteer sign ups.

Please check back at for future cleanup opportunities. Thank you!

Help honor National Trails Day — the nation's largest celebration of trails  by joining Potomac Conservancy and our partners at the National Park Conservation Association and the National Park Service for a river cleanup along the C&O Canal at Fletcher’s Cove! 

What we have: Trash bags, gloves, snacks, reusable bottles, drinking water, and vouchers for a free canoe, kayak, or bicycle rental to get out and explore the Potomac River and C&O Canal National Historical Park for EVERY volunteer.

What we need: YOU! We need enthusiastic River Warriors to restore the scenic shorelines and protect important habitat by removing litter from the shores of the Potomac River — the Nation’s River. If that sounds like you, sign up! All volunteers are welcome but space is limited so sign up today! 

Important details:

Space is limited so sign up today!

Volunteer sign in will take place in the lower parking lot at Fletcher’s Cove between 8:40 and 9:00. 

This is a family-friendly event, and kids are welcome. However, all participants under 18 must have a waiver signed by an adult and participants under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Waivers will be provided on-site.

Please remember to dress appropriately for the weather (rain or shine) and wear clothes you won't mind getting dirty. Long pants are recommended.


Ed Stierli | 202-454-3339 | 


Katie Blackman | 301-608-1188 x213 |

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