Occoquan River needs your help

Contributing Writer: Andrea Lopez | Images: SFMC —

SFMC members Terry and George have volunteered to help clean up the Occoquan River on separate occasions, and in those different occasions they gathered a shocking amount of trash. One time it was with the incredible help of the Bull Run Rotary Club and The Osbourn High School’s Interact Club. Community activist, students, and SFMC joined forces to help our local Occoquan community!

SFMC believes in the importance of keeping the community clean and safe, and if you are interested the Friends of the Occoquan are always looking for volunteers to help clean the river. Please save the date for the next river clean up on Saturday, October  15, from 9:oo am – 12pm at one of the locations seen above on the photo or click here! SFMC also wants to thank the Friends of the Occoquan for the letter of appreciation!


Earth Day 2015

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Contributing writer: Carmen Thorpe––

Earth Day, April 22nd, is closely approaching us! It will be the 45th anniversary of Earth Day; an important day that is focused on the celebration of the ground we walk on and the impact we make on the planet daily. According to PR Newswire:

More than 1 billion people in 192 countries will take actions on Earth Day events this year, making it the largest environmental civic action in the world.  Through Earth Day and our year round programs, Earth Day Network is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement.

You can click here to find out more information from PR Newswire.com

Educating yourself on the tasks that you and your community can perform is key to creating the movement of change in waste disposal, which could start a ripple effect on other communities and businesses. A great local company that understands this effect is American Disposal, located in Manassas, Va. Click here to learn about what is recyclable.

American Disposal Services is a family-owned, family-run waste and Single Stream collection provider operating in Virginia, Georgia, and select area of Maryland, and the District of Columbia. They offer refuse and Single Stream Recycling collection to residential and commercial properties including family neighborhoods, apartment communities, small businesses and large industrial and government complexes. In addition to all their wonderful services they are active in neighborhoods through numerous local charities, sponsorships, and community outreach.

You can contact them by clicking on the highlighted link, check out their site here, and watch their video on the recycling process, this kind of knowledge truly is power. Happy Earth Day!  //giphy.com/embed/bujLoCCMD0cso