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Rock Creek Cleanup Nets 100 Bags of Trash

JBG Companies sponsored Twinbrook site for annual Rock Creek Conservancy project.

More than 60 volunteers spent four hours Saturday cleaning up Rock Creek in Twinbrook as part of the Rock Creek Conservancy's fourth annual Extreme Cleanup.

The JBG Companies sponsored the cleanup in Twinbrook, where Chevy Chase-based JBG is building several projects.

The Twinbrook site was one of 65 throughout the Rock Creek watershed.

Another cleanup is planned for April 28 in Kensington.

About 2,000 volunteers participated in Saturday's cleanup region-wide, Braeden Bumpers, a Chesapeake Conservation Corps volunteer with the Rock Creek Conservancy, said in a news release from JBG.

“This could be our most successful yet,” Bumpers said of the cleanup. The Twinbrook totals for trash and junk removed from the park could lead the day’s efforts, he said.

“It really was a great event, and I feel good, too, because I did something for the environment,” Gail Becker, who works at the Food and Drug Administration near the Twinbrook cleanup site, said in the release.

Click here for more on Saturday's cleanup in Twinbrook and here for more on the Rock Creek Conservancy.

ND April 17, 2012 at 06:54 PM
They may have cleaned up a lot of garbage, but they also left the bags sitting along the side of Beach Drive for half the weekend.
Brigitta Mullican April 18, 2012 at 01:49 PM
Sorry I was out of town to help with this community project sponsored by JBG Companies. Thank you to JBG Companies and all who participated.

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