CANCELED: Volunteer Shift at Anacostia Watershed Society

Unfortunately, the Anacostia Watershed Society has canceled this event. Please contact the Princeton Club of Washington if you have any questions, and stay tuned for future volunteer shift dates.

When: Saturday, March 21 | 10 am — 1 pm

Where: Bladensburg Waterfront Park (BWP), 4601 Annapolis Road, Bladensburg, MD 20710 (map). 
BWP is located right where Bladensburg Rd becomes Annapolis Rd.
BWP can be accessed by car, bus (Metrobus: T18, T14, F8), or bike trail. There is plenty of car parking available. If you would like to participate but need transportation, please contact Susan Strawn at 713-253-9112.
You will meet us by the docks at BWP! We will take a boat from the docks to the restoration site location. We will be working by Dueling Creek (about a 5-7 minute boat ride away).

Description: Volunteers will help AWS with a Wetland Restoration Workday at Dueling Creek! We are working to restore the wetlands to the shore of the Anacostia River. This restoration workday will involve removing fencing and cleaning up trash from the wetlands by Dueling Creek. Some of the work is done by standing in the river while wearing waders, so this is a truly unique experience! We will provide all necessary training, tools, and supplies for this event. This event is not suitable for young children. Minimum age to participate is 15 years. 

This event has been canceled. 
Questions? Please contact PCW Community Service Co-Chair Susan Strawn at 713-253-9112 or email 

Physical Requirements: This event will likely involve lifting, bending, and walking in mud wearing boots or waders. Participants must be at least 15 years old. Participants will be expected to wear closed-toed shoes for the duration of the event. These events may not be suitable for those with health issues. If you think any of the physical requirements will be problematic, please let us know.

What to Wear/Bring: 

How to dress: Please dress appropriately for the weather on the day of the event. We recommend wearing long pants and socks for this project. Make sure you wear clothes that can get muddy! 
Shoes: Closed-toed shoes are required for this project. We recommend wearing sturdy shoes such as rain/rubber boots, or waders (if you own them). Anything you are comfortable getting muddy in!
Reusable water bottle (we will provide a water cooler where volunteers can refill their personal bottles, we do not provide cups)
We will provide all other necessary tools and supplies.