The Alliance kicked off its 18th season of our Project Clean Stream program on Friday, April 1st. Since then, with the help of our fantastic volunteer leaders, we’ve hosted 69 clean-up events in Maryland, D.C, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

We want to shout out our partners at ShoreRivers, Irvine Nature Center, and Baltimore City Recreation and Parks for helping distribute our clean-up supplies and host their own events. We appreciate your help and could not expand our efforts if it weren’t for you! We’d also like to take a moment to give thanks to our partners at Green Towson Alliance, who brought in six clean-up events, and Alice Ferguson Foundation who we were able to collaborate and learn from their excellent educational resources. We could not accomplish this work without our sponsors and lastly, of course, we owe so much to our wonderful Site Captains who take the lead in organizing the events and the hundreds of volunteers who came out rain or shine and spent their free time picking up trash!

Of the 69 events we hosted, 39 got back to us with their results. Based on the results submitted by our site captains, we removed roughly 68,834 pounds of trash from entering our waterway with the help of 1,095 volunteers. With that said, of the 30 events of results that were not recorded- we can estimate that over 100,000 pounds of trash were removed this PCS season. That’s almost twice as much as last year!

Some of the strangest items found include; a toilet, a “shoe within a shoe,” a fedora, a sterling silver spoon,  a full can of whipped cream, a creepy doll, and an 8-track cassette player.

Thanks again to everyone who helped make a difference this spring. There is still time to register an event for this Summer, and we will kick off our Fall season on September 9th, 2022.

Are you interested in learning more about the Project Clean Stream program? Click here. To learn more about how to become a site captain, Click here.