Chantilly, VA — May 27, 2022 — Community Management Corporation Select Community Services (SCS) proud to have sponsored the 2022 Potomac Watershed Cleanup Day (PWCD) for the third consecutive year. CMC recently helped clean up two sites hosted by the Community Associations Institute (CAI) Washington Metropolitan Chapter and non-profit Alice Ferguson Foundation. PWCD is an annual event where hundreds of volunteers throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia collect litter from the creeks and streams that feed into the Potomac River.
In addition to sponsoring the event, CMC and SCS had two client communities participate at separate cleanup locations. Approximately 30 volunteers from Potomac Shores, a riverfront, CMC-managed association with more than 850 acres of open space in Dumfries, Virginia, collected 15 bags of trash. At the same time, six volunteers from 4200 Cathedral Condominiums in Washington, D.C., picked up 180 pounds of debris.
The Potomac River Watershed Cleanup has evolved from a small shoreline cleanup at Piscataway National Park into a regional initiative. Since 1989, the Alice Ferguson Foundation has partnered with corporate sponsors such as CMC to host more than 280 PWCD cleanup events annually. More than 170,000 volunteers have collected more than 8-million pounds of garbage, including 7,000 bags of trash, 3,500 bags of recycled material, 13,000 plastic bags, and more than 90,000 single-use plastic containers.
“Community Management Corporation and Select Community Services are deeply committed to the concept of environmental stewardship,” said John Tsitos, CMCA®, AMS®, PCAM®, Associa CMC and SCS branch president. “By encouraging our team members and community partners to actively participate in events like the Potomac Watershed Cleanup, we are improving livability and quality of life for both ourselves and the residents we serve.”
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