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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Volunteers clean up Annandale

Volunteers pick up trash in Poe Terrace Park.

There's a lot less litter in Annandale today, thanks to the dozens of volunteers who took part in the annual Annandale Cleanup Saturday morning.

Boy Scout Troop 150 based at Annandale United Methodist Church, the Korean American Association of the Washington Metropolitan Area, the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Community Labor Force, and other volunteers of all ages fanned throughout Annandale filling orange trash bags with litter.

The organizer Helen Winter, of the Annandale Women’s Club, provided coffee, water, gloves, and trash bags at the cleanup staging in the George Mason Regional Library parking lot. Winter was pleased with the turnout, and Mason Supervisor Penny Gross said, “It’s wonderful to see so many people come out on such a brisk day.”

Korean American Association of Washington Metropolitan Area President Linda Han (second from right) with members of the association.
In addition to huge amounts of trash, Troop 150 Scoutmaster Larry Wood said his boys collected a couple of animal bones, a shopping cart, and various car parts—and also came across an unoccupied campsite deep in Poe Terrace Park.

Scoutmaster Larry Wood, Gabe Mills, and Steven Sayers of Troop 150.
Eric Hughes (left) and Sharjil Rahman of the Community Labor Force.
Full trash bags await pickup along Hillbrook Drive.
Helen Winter and Barbara Bear.


  1. Absolutely Wonderful!!!!!! Thank you Ellie for helping get the word out! Such a great success !

  2. My daughter and I helped, and we found halloween costumes in bags stuffed into bushes near 7-11. Wow.

  3. There was also a great watershed clean-up at Roundtree Park in Falls Church, coordinated by the wonderful folks at the Hidden Oaks Nature Center.