June Volunteer Event at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

Register here to reserve your spot: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/june-22-volunteer-event-at-kenilworth-aquatic-gardens-registration-912233664447?aff=ebdsoporgprofile


What you will 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. This event will run rain or shine--please dress accordingly and plan to work outside!

Space is limited for this event. However, walk-up registration is available if space permits.


When: Saturday, June 22, 2024 from 9:00am -12:00pm. Please arrive before 9:00am so we can get started on time!


Where: Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, 1550 Anacostia Ave NE, Washington, DC 20019.


Getting There: By car, there is a large visitor parking lot at the park entrance on Anacostia Ave and abundant street parking surrounding the park. By Metro, the park entrance is a mile from the Deanwood Station and 1.3 miles from the Minnesota Ave Station, both on the Orange Line. Access the park on bike via the Anacostia River Trail.


What we provide: All necessary tools and supplies including gloves, boots, waders, shovels, rakes, wheelbarrows, trash bags, trash pickers and more.


Bring with you: We recommend you bring a water bottle, snack, hat, bag/backpack, a change of clothes, and sun protection. Wear clothes and shoes you aren't afraid to get wet or muddy and dress according to the weather. We recommend that you do not wear jewelry.


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 hours (SSL).

Start Date - 2024-06-22

End Date - 2024-06-22

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Fri Jun 21, 2024 - Sat Jun 22, 2024
05:00 PM - 04:59 PM

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1550 Anacostia Avenue NEWashington, DC 20019

(38.91261,-76.94183)
 

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