Columbia Cleanup Day is set for Saturday, March 21, with volunteers simultaneously picking up trash accumulated at open space locations in all 10 villages.
Nine of Columbia's villages are scheduled to work from 9 a.m. to noon, while the Kings Contrivance event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This is the sixth year that Columbia Cleanup Day has been held since 2009. People who would like to participate can show up at the meeting locations. The meeting locations and clean-up areas are:
Dorsey's Search: Park at Dorsey Hall Pool (4649 Columbia Road). Clean at the open space behind Dorsey Hall Pool and the playground area.
Harper's Choice: Park at Swansfield Neighborhood Center (5659 Cedar Lane). Clean at the open space area behind Green Dory Lane and Berrypick Lane, ending at Harpers Farm Road.
Hickory Ridge: Park at Clary's Forest Pool (11615 Little Patuxent Parkway). Clean down the pathway to Bright Passage and Watch Chain Way.
Kings Contrivance: Park at Amherst House (7251 Eden Brook Drive). Clean at the open space and natural areas behind Amherst House and near Dickinson Pool. Note that Kings Contrivance's cleanup will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Long Reach, location 1: Park at Jeffers Hill Neighborhood Center (6030 Tamar Drive). Clean at Dannon Garth Pond.
Long Reach, location 2: Park at the end of Tamar Drive in Jeffers Hill. Clean the open space at the end of Tamar Drive.
Oakland Mills: Park at Oakland Mills Village Center (5851 Robert Oliver Place). Clean along the pathway from Stevens Forest Road going toward Route 29.
Owen Brown: Park at Lake Elkhorn at the Dockside Lane lot off 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 along the pathway behind Columbia Gym and the pathway loop at Linden Linthicum Lane.
Town Center: Park at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront (10227 Wincopin Circle). Clean around Lake Kittamaqundi.
Wilde Lake: Park on Hyla Brook Road. Clean around Wilde Lake Park.