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65 Clean Up Trash

volunteers NPS ranger Miguel Roberson gave volunteers their "marching orders." FODMer Larry Grewelle helped at the Haul Road station.

On April 13, 2019, 65 enthusiastic volunteers of all ages tackled trash in Dyke Marsh and along the Potomac River shoreline, as part of the annual Ferguson Foundation trash cleanup.  The Friends of Dyke Marsh had check-in stations at Belle Haven Park and at the Haul Road trail entrance.  Among the volunteers were Boy Scout Troop 1107 from St. John’s Lutheran Church, a group of boys from Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Loyola University alumni, Notre Dame alumni and many other eager trash collectors.

Dorothy and DixieDorothy McManus and Dixie Sommers staffed the Dyke Marsh Haul Road check-in station. Spring violetsSpring violets brightened the woodlands.
volunteersVolunteers from Good Shepherd Catholic Church: Traci Leonard, Ryan Morris, Matthew Leonardo, James Cicero and Colin Kasprsyk. David and NedDavid Barbour and Ned Stone equipped volunteers with bags and gloves at the Belle Haven Park station. Loyola alumniA group of Loyola University alumni volunteered. Dorothy and MiguelDorothy McManus and Miguel Roberson show off the day's collection (there were even more bags), an unfortunate statement on our throwaway society.