Note: this event is weather dependent

Nash Run Trash Trap Cleanup

Date: Saturday, January, 30, 2016
Time: noon - 3:00 pm
Location: Around the intersection of Anacostia Ave. NE and Douglas St. NE. This site is about an 8-minute walk from the Deanwood Metro station on the Orange Line. Please click here for a map of the event location: map
Group Size: 10 individuals

Registration Closed

Event Description:
Since its inception in 1989, AWS staff and volunteers have removed tons of trash from the Anacostia River each year. Our Nash Run Trash Trap cleanups have been a huge success in helping us to make progress towards our goal for a trash free Anacostia River.  Located adjacent to the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in Northeast DC, 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.  At the event we will remove trash from the trap and sort it into 5 categories; bottles and cans, Styrofoam, plastic grocery bags, lumber, and “other”.  The data collected will be used to educate the public and advocate for a better practice such as Bottle Deposit Bill.

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 high flow rain events effecting Nash Run Stream.


For more information, contact Masaya Maeda at mmaeda@anacostiaws.org or call 301-699-6204 x110.

Event Date and Time: 
Sat, 01/30/2016 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm

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