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June 23 Volunteer Event at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

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Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

1550 Anacostia Avenue Northeast

Washington, DC 20019

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Join us on Saturday, June 23rd for our volunteer service event! We will spend the morning removing invasive plants, picking up trash, planting native plants, working the ponds and performing other park projects.

WHEN: Saturday, June 23rd, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Registration opens at 8:30am, please arrive no later than 8:45am. We will meet up at the maintenance yard within the park.

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: Join us as we prepare for our peak bloom season! We will be in the ponds working with water lilies, removing invasive plants, and planting and weeding gardens. The event will run rain or shine—please dress accordingly and plan to work outside.

BRING WITH YOU: Our greatest need is for individuals to help us thin water lilies in the ponds. If you can do this, please wear shorts, t-shirts and bring an extra set of clothes. If you are unable to work in the ponds, please wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, and long-sleeved shirts to work on land. Please also bring your own water bottle and sunscreen.

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 with a 3:1 ratio. This event is eligible for Student Service Learning (SSL) hours.

DONATIONS: Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. We work alongside the National Park Service to protect the park. Our volunteer events are free but we appreciate all donations to help take care of the park. You can make a donation by choosing the donation ticket on Eventbrite or the day of at the donation box in the park's visitor center.

QUESTIONS: Contact Lydia Vanderbilt, Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, Volunteer Coodinator, at Lydia@friendsofkenilworthgardens.org or (313) 970 - 5195.

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