The Rock Creek Conservancy will conduct its Fourth Annual Extreme Trash Clean-Up of the park area along North Portal Drive and along East Beach Drive from 9 a.m. to noon on April 14. Cleanup is to begin at North Portal and East Beach Drives, N.W. and is a way for students to earn community service hours and for neighbors to pitch in to help care for the environment.

Volunteers are advised to bring their own gloves and to wear long-sleeved shirts or a jacket and sturdy shoes. The event will be held rain-or-shine and refreshments will be served.

The Rock Creek Conservancy’s partner organizations include the District of Columbia Government, Montgomery County Government, the National Park Service, the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, the city of Rockville, and the Audubon Naturalist Society.

The Fenwick – Blair/Portal Tributary consists of several ground-level and underground streams that drain 1,200 acres in D.C., Silver Spring and Chevy Chase. The tributary is significant for the direct impact that it has on Rock Creek, the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay. Two of the largest above-ground streams run between North Portal & Portal Drives and East Beach and West Beach Drives close to East-West Highway, 16th Street, and Rock Creek Park.

To RSVP, visit For additional information, contact Clif Grandy at (202) 237-8866 or