Cleanup October 28th 2018

10 AM to 1 PM

Check this page for updates and possible additional parking & staging areas a few days before the event. We know there is a lot of information on this page but everybody needs to know it for a fun and safe event!

Cleanup - Dogwood Rd & Dogwood Run Stream 

Organized by: GPCA with cooperation from Patapsco Heritage Greenway & Baltimore County Government

We’re taking advantage of the road closure for the Dogwood Run Bridge Replacement project. It includes two main efforts:

  1.  Roadside cleanup.     
  2. Stream and bank cleanup - this will be In & Along an Active Stream!

Decide before hand which cleanup effort you want to participate in (Road or Stream) - so you have the proper clothing, footwear, etc. Information Flyer for Cleanup HERE.

IMPORTANT: Remember there are roads closed and detour routes to and in the cleanup area 


You’ll need the following equipment:

  • Sturdy Boots – waterproof suggested – must have for stream cleanup
  • Eye protection – twigs, vines, brambles are everywhere
  • Long Pants, & Long Sleeve Shirt 
  • Work Gloves

Things you might also like to have:

  •  Hat
  • Insect Repent
  • Small garden clippers to deal with vines and sticker plants
  •  “Grabber” or a small garden rake to reach litter might be helpful
  •  Water bottle
  • Change of clothes for after the event – in case of bramble “stickers” or getting wet 

We will supply:

  • Safety Vest 
  • Directions & Marking of the cleanup areas and identified “hot spots”
  • Trash bags
  • Latex gloves
  • Some light snacks and beverages

Meet and Park:

(Remember - check this webpage a few days before the event for updates of possible additional parking and staging areas.)

7919 Dogwood Rd, Windsor Mill, MD 21244  

  • Access from Ridge Rd. /Rolling Rd. side of the Dogwood Run Bridge Closure/Detour. You can’t access the cleanup site from the Dogwood Rd / Hollifield Rd side
  • Orange cones will mark the site
  •  Park behind the barn 
  • Then check-in at the sign in table 

  Sign In Table:

  • Sign the roster
  •  Bring any applicable service learning forms (or email them to ahead of time).
  •  Indicate whether you want to cleanup at the roadside or stream 
  •  Pickup 
    • Safety vest
    • Disposable gloves
    • Trash bags
  • This is where you’ll find light snacks and beverages
  • We have a First Aid Kit for minor cuts and scrapes at the table


  • Choose a buddy – you’ll keep an eye out for each other – really important with roadside cleanup 
  • Even with the road closed there will be some traffic – stay alert and use your buddy to spot traffic
  • Although the site is largely open, many sections have dense growths of brush, vines & brambles to contend with so… eye protection is a must
  • Never collect materials or objects that appear to be hazardous – not sure about something, see what your buddy thinks
  • Also work with your buddy to remove heavy or bulky items 

Before We Get Started We’ll all gather briefly for:

  • Announcements – Reminders
  • Designated Collection Areas
  • Coordinate Sections and Assign "Hot Spots"
  • Make sure you have a buddy

Rain Date: Saturday November 3rd, 2018 

If weather is questionable the day of the event please email or text  410.320.3418

 Thanks For Joining In - Let’s have a fun and safe event!

© Greater Patapsco Community Association 2017