Habitat volunteers returned to the site we affectionately call the “Parkway Pond” on Saturday, May 12. The storm water management pond, also known as Pond 156, is part of the Neabsco Creek Watershed and it is overseen by the Prince William County Department of Public Works. Litter from nearby roads and shopping centers flows into the pond, so this is a regular cleanup site for Habitat volunteers.

We’d like to express our thanks to the volunteers who joined our Construction Manager, John Blake, and our host from the PWC Department of Public Works, Tim Hughes, at the site. They included: Robert McCauley, Ti Meredith, Deborah Wood and Dorian Wood.

This is what they collected:

385 plastic bottles
39 plastic cups
46 aluminum cans
2 glass containers
274 styrofoam containers
17 paper containers
25 container tops
132 straws
86 plastic bags
93 chip bags and candy wrappers
2 cardboard food containers
3 containers for oil
1 paint container
10 chemical containers
5 medical/biological items
4 video game containers
1 mechanical item


Sadly, the pond was just cleaned eight months ago. Please held up spread the word that everyone needs to do their part to keep litter our of our waterways.

Want to help us protect our waterways?

Cleanup projects are part of Habitat for Humanity’s Neighborhood Revitalization (NR) program. We like to engage residents and community partners to revive neighborhoods and make them safe, inviting places to live. Community development projects improve the health and well-being of the general public. They revitalize public areas, remove blight, improve water quality and generally give residents improved access to public areas and a better sense of well-being and safety.

If you’d like to participate in a Community Development project, or you know of one that should take place, please contact us at 703-369-6708 or programs@habitatpwc.org.