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April 22 Earth Day Volunteer Event at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Sat, April 22, 2017, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Join us on Saturday, April 22nd for our annual Earth Day event, held in partnership with the Anacostia Watershed Society. We will spend the morning removing invasive plants, picking up trash, planting native plants, and performing other park projects. When the work is done we hope our volunteers will join the watershed wide Earth Day celebration at a nearby location (TBD). The celebration will include free food and drink, live music, local exhibitors, and speakers.
WHEN: Saturday, April 22th, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Registration opens at 8:30am, please arrive no later than 8:45am.
WHERE: Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, 1550 Anacostia Ave Northeast, Washington, DC 20019. By Car: Enter the park at the Anacostia Ave entrance to access the free visitors parking lot. By Metro: Kenilworth is accessible via the Deanwood Metro stop (orange line)
WHAT: Volunteers will work either in the greenhouse potting and planting, sharpening tools, or outside clearing invasive plants. The event will run rain or shine—please dress accordingly and plan to work outside.
BRING WITH YOU: Please wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, and long-sleeved shirts. Be prepare to work outside! Please also bring your own water bottle.
OTHER: We encourage families and students to join us. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult chaperone, parent or guardian. This event is eligible for Student Service Learning (SSL) hours.
QUESTIONS: Contact Tina O'Connell, Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, Director, at email@example.com or 202-494-0456.