Sept 26 National Public Lands Day Volunteering at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
2 people are interested
Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/september-26-npld-volunteer-event-tickets-85853214275
What you’ll be doing: Participate in a variety of park stewardship activities, including invasive plant removal, litter collection, flower bed weeding, trail maintenance and more. Some activities involve working in shallow ponds.
When: September 26, 9:00am-12:00pm. Checkin opens at 8:30am. Please arrive early so we can get started on time.
Where: The Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens (1550 Anacostia Ave, NE 20019).
Getting there: There is a large parking lot at the park entrance and abundant street parking surrounding the park. The park entrance is a mile from the Deanwood Metro Station on the Orange Line.
What we provide: All necessary tools and supplies, including gloves, boots, waders, shovels, rakes, wheelbarrows, trash bags, trash pickers and more.
What you should bring: We recommend you bring a water bottle, hat, string bag, a change of clothes and sunscreen. Wear clothes and shoes you aren’t afraid to get muddy and dress according to the weather. We recommend you do not bring jewelry.
Contact: Got questions or want more details? Email David, our volunteer and engagement manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More about Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens: Check out more events here and follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter (@kenaqgardens).
About Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
1550 Anacostia Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20019, US
We encourage public discovery of a unique educational resource - an incredible wetland and natural riparian environment surprisingly located two miles from the Capitol along the tidal Anacostia River. We work in partnership with the staff at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, a unit of the National Park Service, to protect, restore, and promote Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. The Friends, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, seeks to ensure that the park’s natural, historical, and recreational potential is fully realized.
Our members believe that we must celebrate and protect this jewel within our city and region. Given the unique characteristics of the park, Friends will achieve our mission by pursuing the following goals:
- Encouraging residents and visitors to enjoy and support Kenilworth by volunteering their time in this beautiful setting;
- Supporting the National Park Service at Kenilworth with our time, talents and donations;
- Developing and delivering high quality educational, interpretive, and volunteer programs; and
- Building a broad constituency to advocate for the park for years to come.