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WOODBRIDGE, Va. – There were a few unwanted treasures found in Neabsco Creek last weekend.

About 50 volunteers pulled 76 bags of bottles, cans, 19 tires, two tricycles, a bowling ball, and a whopping 2,180 pounds of trash from the Woodbridge tributary that leads to the Potomac River. The clean-up effort was part of the Woodbridge Potomac Communities Civic Association’s annual Neabsco Creek Cleanup.

Volunteers descended upon Neabsco Creek Court in the Port Potomac neighborhood, which was used for as the center of their clean up effort.

“I started years ago by supplying my own time and bags to clean the woods where Port Potomac housing development is now,” said civic association Board member Lynda Silverstrand

She later brought in the helping hands of the civic association.

“With their help, we have made great progress. Everyone is delighted to join the party and have a fun day of giving back to our community.”

The volunteers for the effort came from the Prince William Trails & Streams Coalition, Mary G. Porter Traditional School, and the Hylton Environmental Club. The Woodbridge Potomac Communities Civic Association focuses on issues of redevelopment, transportation, and the environment in Woodbridge. Any resident, business owner, or non-profit the association at no cost.

Volunteers will once again be on clean-up duty at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 26 for the Route 1 Litter Pickup. They will meet at Virginia Railway Express’ Woodbridge station and begin to pick up trash along U.S. 1.