Spring Cleaning Goes Outside to the Community’s Open Spaces with the Fifth Columbia-Wide Cleanup Day


This community can be even more beautiful, and the environment can be more healthy, after just three hours on what has become another spring tradition — Columbia-Wide Cleanup Day.

Columbia-Wide Cleanup Day will take place on Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to noon, taking place simultaneously at locations in all 10 villages. This is the fifth year that volunteers are invited to pick up trash that has accumulated in Columbia’s open spaces.

People who would like to participate can show up at the meeting locations. Groups that are interested can call their local village office, or they can contact Columbia Association’s (CA) Open Space Management Division at 410-312-6330 to get more information or to sign up.

The meeting locations and clean-up areas are:

  • Dorsey Search: Park at Dorsey Hall Pool (4649 Columbia Road). Clean at the open space behind Dorsey Hall Pool, along Plum Tree Branch and Red Hill Branch.

  • Harper’s Choice: Park at Swansfield Neighborhood Center (5659 Cedar Lane). Clean at the open space area behind Green Dory Lane and Berrypick Lane.

  • Hickory Ridge: Park at Clemens Crossing Elementary School (10320 Quarterstaff Road). Clean at the open space and natural areas behind the school and continuing on toward Cardinal Lane.

  • Kings Contrivance: Park at Amherst House (7251 Eden Brook Drive). Clean at open space and natural areas behind the building and near Dickinson Pool.

  • Long Reach, location 1: Park at Locust Park Neighborhood Center (8995 Lambskin Lane). Clean the open space and stream valley, beginning across from the neighborhood center, continuing along the pathway toward Route 175 and then on the pathway toward Tamar Drive.

  • Long Reach, location 2: Park at the end of Tamar Drive in Jeffers Hill. Clean the open space and stream valley, moving along the pathways to the left toward Old Montgomery Road and to the right toward Sewell’s Orchard.

  • Oakland Mills: Park at Thunder Hill Neighborhood Center (5134 Thunder Hill Road). Clean from the neighborhood center to Patriot Lane Pond.

  • Owen Brown: Park at Lake Elkhorn at the Dockside Lane lot off of Cradlerock Way. Clean around Lake Elkhorn and the Forebay area.

  • River Hill: Park at Claret Hall in the River Hill Village Center (6020 Daybreak Circle). Clean from behind Gentle Call to down past Ascending Moon Path.

  • Town Center: Park at Oakland Manor (5430 Vantage Point Road). Clean the Wilde Creek stream valley from Little Patuxent Parkway to Lake Kittamaqundi.

  • Wilde Lake: Park on Hyla Brook Road. Clean around Wilde Lake.


Filed under Columbia Association Press Releases, Columbia News, Columbia's Villages, Community Partnerships, Green Initiatives, Watershed

2 responses to “Spring Cleaning Goes Outside to the Community’s Open Spaces with the Fifth Columbia-Wide Cleanup Day

  1. Dorothy Friedman

    What about all the fallen trees and branches? Who’s responsible for clearing them in the neighborhoods, along the roads? I live in Owen Brown’s Hopewell neighborhood. Along Carved Stone and Stag Horn Path, there are large branches and fallen trees. Who is responsible for removing these eyesores. In the woods along Carved Stone there is trash, cans and bottles, t
    that I have been told is the responsiblity of businesses located off of Minstrel Way, but the area is never completely cleaned up.

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