River Terrace Trash Trap Cleanup on 2/5 or 2/8

Date: Friday, February 5, 2016 OR Monday, February 8, 2016
Time: noon - 3:00 pm
Location: Located approximately 400 yards downstream from (south of) Benning Rd.: map
Reservation: This is an event for a group of 10-15 people.
                      Please contact Joanna Fisher (jfisher@anacostiaws.org, 301-699-6204 x109)
                      or Masaya Maeda (mmaeda@anacostiaws.org, 301-699-6204 x110)

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.  At the event we will remove trash from the trap and sort it into 6 categories; bottles, cans, Styrofoam, plastic grocery bags, recreation balls, 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 inclement weather.


Event Date and Time: 
Fri, 02/05/2016 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm


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