Friends of Accotink Creek
Stream Cleanups Project

The Friends of Accotink Creek have adopted 12 separate points along Accotink Creek under the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation's Adopt-A-Stream program. Our pledge under this program is to conduct twice-annual volunteer cleanups along each one of the adopted lengths of the creek.

Each year, hundreds of volunteers join Team Accotink to get the trash out of our watershed. Each spring and fall watch our calendar for weekend opportunities to become part of the effort.

See the Accotink Logbook for inspiring tales and photos of past cleanups.

Friends of Accotink Creek stream cleanups are part of larger efforts to clean our waterways, the Potomac Watershed Cleanup, and the International Coastal Cleanup, made possible by the Alice Ferguson Foundation, Project Clean Stream, and Clean Virginia Waterways.

Would you be interested in being an organizer for one or more spots? Or perhaps you have in mind a different spot along Accotink Creek or its tributaries? Contact us to discuss the possibilities.

Trash in our streams is fed mainly by litter running off streets and parking lots, into storm drains. The Friends of Accotink Creek conduct public education and storm drain marking events to address this chronic problem at the source.

Sadly, the plug was pulled on Adopt-A-Stream during a period of budget belt tightening by the Commonwealth of Virginia. We still continue with cleanup work regardless.

Look for the blue and white Adopt-A-Stream signs at these points:

Chain Bridge Road bridge Fairfax Blvd. bridge
Old Lee Highway bridge Pickett Road bridge
Barkley Drive bridge Woodburn Road bridge
King Arthur Road bridge Little River Turnpike bridge
Braddock Road bridge Franconia-Springfield Parkway bridge
Fullerton Road bridge Telegraph Road bridge

Other spots along Accotink Creek have also been adopted by Boy Scout Troop 1853, Little Run Elementary SACC, HDR Engineering, George Washington Community School, and Lake Accotink Park.

Accotink Creek Watershed Cleanup Locations