Fearless Volunteer Needed
- River Terrace Trash Trap Cleanup on 7/15 or 7/16 (Rain Date)

Date: Sat, July 15, 2017 OR Sunday, July 16, 2017 (Rain Date)
Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Located approximately 400 yards downstream from (south of) Benning Rd.: map
Reservation: This is an event for a group/individuals of 20 people.

Please R.S.V.P

The trash we have trapped at River Terrace Trash Trap is coated with dumped oil this time.  There seems to have been significant nutrients discharge and algae bloom resulted.  It is decomposing - smelly.

AWS needs fearless volunteers to pick up trash.  We will separate it into 2 categories as we pick up: beverage bottles & cans and other trash.  By 7/15, the situation is expected to be better since even those pollutants will be decomposed over time.  Examples of photos as of this writing (6/6) is shown below.  Please help.

Event Description:

Since its inception in 1989, AWS staff and volunteers have removed tons of trash from the Anacostia River each year. Our River Terrace Trash Trap cleanups have been a huge success in helping us to make progress towards our goal for a trash free Anacostia River.  This trash trap catches trash before it ends up in the River!  But our staff can’t manage this trap alone. Volunteers are critical to our plan to collect trash and monitor this trash trap.  

This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the trash challenges of the Anacostia and what is being done to address them!

Physical Requirements: The task requires squatting down for a relatively long time, and may be physically demanding.  It is not suitable for young children.

Registration is required.  Please register at least 2 days prior to the event dates you chose to volunteer in order to receive additional information regarding proper clothing, etc.  This event may be canceled suddenly due to inclement weather.

Event Date and Time: 
Sun, 07/16/2017 - 8:00am - 11:00am


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