Friends of the Potomac River Refuges sponsors a clean up of Featherstone NWR each March. Since this Refuge is not
fully open to the public, it gives volunteers a two-fold opportunity -- first, to see this Refuge and its unique habitats and second, to clean up these habitats and make them safer for the wildlife that lives here.
2011's clean up took place on Saturday, March 19. A record number of 75 volunteers turned out for this conservation opportunity and spanned all age groups. Students from Hylton, Osbourn Park, and Freedom High School joined in the effort
and working together with the other volunteers collected several truckloads of trash. Trash included bottles, styrofoam, tires, a bike wheel, plastic of all shapes and sizes, and perhaps the most interesting piece - a car engine.
TOTAL AMOUNT OF TRASH COLLECTED: 1800#
Thanks to all who help in this wonderful effort from the Refuge staff, Friends of the Potomac River Refuges, and most
important of all, the many species of wildlife that call Featherstone NWR their home.