Alexandria Police to Participate in Litter Enforcement Week

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APRIL 5, 2010 #10-015

Alexandria Police to Participate in Litter Enforcement Week

Beginning Sunday, April 4, the Alexandria Police Department, with support from the Alice Ferguson Foundation and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Police Chiefs’ Committee, plans to increase enforcement of already existing litter laws throughout the City.  This effort coincides with the third annual Litter Enforcement Week in the Washington DC metro area that will take place April 4-10, 2010. 

The week will culminate on Saturday, April 10, 2010 with the 22nd Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup where thousands of volunteers will remove trash and debris from the Potomac River at hundreds of sites throughout Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Litter Enforcement Week is part of the Alice Ferguson Foundation’s Trash Free Potomac Watershed Initiative (TFPWI), to support local law officers as they dedicate one week to vigorously enforce litter laws, illegal dumping, and unsecured truck load laws.  The Trash Free Potomac Watershed Initiative (TFPWI) is a region-wide effort spearheaded by the Alice Ferguson Foundation to reduce trash and litter, increase recycling, education, and awareness of trash issues in the Potomac Watershed. 

Litter Enforcement Week encourages area residents to partner with their local law enforcement agency to discourage the careless discarding of trash and work towards changing behaviors that contribute to making our community not only less attractive, but that present a health and economic hazard.  For more information or to volunteer, visit or call 202.518.7417.