Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
Northeast Region
2145 Key Wallace Dr
Cambridge, MD 21613
(410) 228-2677

Blackwater NWR Annual Earth Day Litter Pick-Up

April 12, 2014

Blackwater NWR In celebration of Earth Day 2014, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge invites the public to promote environmental stewardship by participating in their annual litter cleanup activities at the refuge. Come out to the refuge and work with staff, Friends of Blackwater members and other volunteers as we clean up refuge roads to promote the health of the forest and wetlands. Help us continue a tradition that began in 1970, when over 20 million people pledged to help the environment during the first Earth Day.

Blackwater NWR's Annual Earth Day Litter Pick-Up will be held on Saturday, April 12th, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Trash will be collected from the roads around Blackwater NWR, beginning at the Blackwater Visitor Center, located on Key Wallace Drive near Cambridge. Snacks and drinks will be supplied by the Friends of Blackwater for everyone who comes. In addition, the Friends of Blackwater will give away special Earth Day t-shirts to the first 30 people who register for this event! Individuals and groups of all ages are invited, and low-traffic litter areas will be set aside for those with young children. Participants are encouraged to bring gloves and wear brightly colored clothes for working along the roads.

If you, your family, or your organization is interested in registering for the Litter Pick-Up please contact Tom Miller or Michele Whitbeck at 410-901-6124 (also at and

Last updated: March 30, 2014