Washington County to Host Tire Cleanup Event


HAGERSTOWN, Md. – The Washington County Clean County Initiative and the Creek Cleanup Project are organizing a community cleanup event focused on removing tires from a local waterway.

Scheduled for Saturday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to noon, the event will take place at the Hancock Boat Ramp. Volunteers will float down to a tire dump site, aiming to remove as many tires as possible from the water.

Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own boats. Washington County and the Creek Cleanup Project will also provide boats to help float the tires downriver to the pull-out.

The cleanup effort is part of Washington County’s broader Clean County Initiative, which integrates compliance efforts for the Federal Clean Water Act. This initiative includes various environmental management programs aimed at improving water quality and reducing pollution in local watersheds.

Students participating in the event will be eligible to earn Student Service Learning (SSL) hours. This opportunity aligns with the county’s efforts to engage community members, particularly youth, in environmental stewardship activities.

The tire cleanup event represents one of several initiatives undertaken by Washington County to address environmental concerns and maintain the cleanliness of local waterways. Similar events have been held in the past, including a cleanup at River Bottom Park in April 2024.

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