Earth Day 2021 - Anacostia Watershed Society Volunteering

Join us and volunteer with the Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS) on Earth Day! We would focus on tree maintenance, which could include repairing tree shelters and fencing, and removing weeds/invasive plant species to allow the native trees to continue to flourish. If we have any other trees available to plant, we would plant them during this workday as well! The ash trees in this area were devastated by the emerald ash borer beetle, so with help from volunteers and students, AWS planted over 500 native tree species not affected by the beetle, to restore the tree canopy. It is important to maintain the trees we planted because they help to manage stormwater and filter surface water before it goes into Dueling Creek, a tributary of the Anacostia River. By participating in this project, volunteers will help us to improve the water quality of the Anacostia River and the habitat for wildlife.


When: Saturday, April 24th @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Where: The Fields at RFK Campus/Benning Road - meet in parking lot under Metro overpass (401 Oklahoma Ave NE WashingtonDC 20002)


RSVP: Open to all.  Click here to register.  The registration link acts as AWS' online waiver form and everyone must agree to our COVID-19 protocols during registration. Volunteers under the age of 18 will need a parent/guardian to help them complete registration. 


Other Info: For children of alumni under 18, this event counts for Student Service Learning Hours (SSL)! If you bring your forms, site leaders and AWS staff will sign off on your hard work. 


If you have any questions about this event, please email Seema Thomas *08.