Open Space is proud to bring back our annual Columbia Cleans Day!
We all have a responsibility for keeping our precious natural areas litter-free. Columbia Cleans Day is a long-standing tradition, giving everyone the opportunity to help the environment in their own backyard.
Each village will hold its own trash pick-up and nature clean-up event on May 1, 2021 (unless otherwise noted).
With the help of grant money, CA provides trash grabbers, vests, maps, bags, and hand sanitizer. Distancing policies will be in effect. If distancing is not possible, masks will be required. CA also picks up all the litter after the event.
Here are the times and locations for each village:
Dorsey’s Search – 10am-noon
- Meet at Dorsey Hall Pool (4649 Columbia Road).
- Clean up will take place in the open space behind the pool and the playground area.
- RSVP to the Dorsey’s Search event on Facebook!
Harper’s Choice – 10am-noon
- Meet at Swansfield Neighborhood Center (5659 Cedar Lane).
- Clean up will take place in the open space area behind Green Dory Lane, Woodenhawk Circle and Berrypick Lane.
- RSVP to the Harper’s Choice event on Facebook!
Hickory Ridge – Saturday, April 10, 9am-noon
- Meet at Clary’s Forest Pool (11615 Little Patuxent Pkwy).
- Clean up will take place along the pathway from the Hawthorn Center to Hickory Ridge Road and the pathway from Wicker Basket to Bright Plume.
- RSVP to the Hickory Ridge event on Facebook!
Kings Contrivance – 10am-noon
- Meet at Amherst House (7251 Eden Brook Drive).
- Clean up will take place in the open space and natural areas behind Amherst House and near Dickinson Pool.
- RSVP to the Kings Contrivance event on Facebook!
Long Reach – 10am-noon
- Meet at Stonehouse (6110 Foreland Garth).
- Clean up will take place along the pathways between Cloudleap Court, Flower stock Row and Spiral Cut.
- RSVP to the Long Reach event on Facebook!
Oakland Mills – 10am-noon
- Oakland Mills Cleans at hOMe! Neighbors are encouraged to pick up litter near their homes.
- RSVP to the Oakland Mills event on Facebook!
Owen Brown – 10am-noon
- Meet at the Lake Elkhorn parking lot on Dockside Lane lot off Cradlerock Way.
- Clean up will take place around Lake Elkhorn and the Forebay area.
- RSVP to the Owen Brown event on Facebook!
River Hill – 10am-noon
- Meet at Claret Hall in the River Hill Village Center (6020 Daybreak Circle).
- Clean up will take place in the open space area between Columbia Gym and River Hill High School.
- RSVP to the River Hill event on Facebook!
Town Center – 9am-noon
- Meet at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront (10227 Wincopin Circle) at the large fountain feature.
- Clean up will take place around Lake Kittamaqundi.
- RSVP to the Town Center event on Facebook!
Wilde Lake – 10am-noon
- Meet at Faulkner Ridge Pool (10518 Marble Faun Court).
- Clean up will take place in the areas around Faulkner Ridge Pool.
- RSVP to the Wilde Lake event on Facebook!
We encourage everyone to take a picture during your Columbia Cleans Day event and email them to Open.Space@ColumbiaAssociation.org. You can also post on social media with #ColumbiaCleansDay.
CA thanks all of the volunteers, as well as the following partners supporting this event: