Trash Free DC!

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

Trash Free DC!

Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, 10:30 a.m.

Are we drinking our bath water?! Did you know that 80% of the people in the region get their drinking water from the Potomac River? This means that the yucky litter found in our watershed is in the same water that eventually comes out of your faucet.

For instance, in April 2010, a cleanup of the Potomac River found*:
  • 503,800 pounds of trash
  • 21,597 plastic bags
  • 14,802 cigarette butts
Join us in welcoming the Trash Free Potomac Watershed Initiative team at this interactive program where we will learn all about what we can do to help our community stay clean and thrive!

Recommended for children and their families.