Reverse Tashlich                                                      

Usually performed on Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year), “Tashlich” refers to the Jewish custom of throwing crumbs into a body of water to symbolically rid oneself of bad habits.  A modern spinoff of the traditional custom, a  “reverse tashlich” offers us the opportunity to reverse the effects of some of our bad habits by cleaning up a local stream. This year we will be removing trash around Still Creek near the Greenbelt Dog Park.

Participants should register in advance on Registration is free and open to all. We will meet at Mishkan Torah (10 Ridge Road, Greenbelt) at 9:45am, then caravan to the nearby site.

Please wear boots or sturdy shoes that can get muddy, and wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, and a hat to protect against ticks. (Participants should do a thorough tick check following the cleanup.) Bring work gloves if you have them. Trash bags and work gloves will also be available at the site.

At last year’s Reverse Tashlich, 23 volunteers collected 24 bags of trash, 14 bags of recyclables, 9 tires, and about 50 pounds of bulk trash.  With your help, we hope to have even more volunteers—and remove even more trash—this year.