This Saturday, Delegate Scott Surovell will have a Little Hunt Creek Cleanup from noon to 4 p.m. in coordination with Mount Vernon Girl Scout Troop 922. This cleanup will be the third organized by Surovell.
The previous two cleanups have resulted in the removal of two tons of trash and 96 shopping carts, according to press release recently provided by Surovell’s office. Weeks after the last cleanup in May, Surovell reviewed the cleanup site to find more bottles, plastic bags and shopping carts.
In 2005, Little Hunt Creek was named the “trashiest Stream in Fairfax County” for what was “one of the toughest stream cleanups in county history.” Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality has also called Little Hunting Creek as impaired due to E. coli bacterial impairments and polychlorinated biphenyls.
There is also little to no life currently in the stream, which is a part of the Potomac Watershed.
"Little Hunt Creek has been repeatedly identified as one of the most distressed and heavily littered streams in all of northern Virginia," said Surovell. "I think it's important, not only to keep the creek clean and free flowing, but to raise awareness in the community about the problems with litter in the Route 1 corridor."
Gloves and bags will be provided for the cleanup at the creek, and volunteers are advised to wear appropriate clothing and waterproof shoes. The staging location for the cleanup is 7950 Seven Woods Dr., Alexandria, VA 22306.
If interested in participating in the Little Hunt Creek Cleanup, RSVP here.