2012 Earth Day Cleanup & Celebration

Thanks to everyone who participated! We had a fabulous day, with terrific turnout, beautiful weather, and good spirits. We are collecting data from our cleanup site leaders and look forward to sharing our totals with you very soon!

Schedule of Events for Earth Day 2012
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Saturday, April 21, 2012


Cleanup: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Nearly 40 sites throughout the Anacostia Watershed in Washington, DC, and Montgomery and Prince George's Counties in Maryland!

Celebration: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
This year the Celebration will be held in RFK parking lot #6 (right near the bridge that takes you to Kingman and Heritage Islands). There is plenty of parking on site, and it is Metro accessible (Stadium-Armory Station, Orange and Blue lines). The celebration, part of The Nature Conservancy's Picnic for the Planet, will feature notable speakers (including Councilmember Tommy Wells!), live music by local reggae band Proverbs, as well as vendor and organizational tables -- so you can check out what other cool environmental things are going on in the DC metro area. There will also be lots of cool stuff for kids, including a pint-sized soccer field, face painting, a visit by DC United mascot Talon, and interactive displays and giveaways from Disney. Also, did we mention there will be free food and drinks? Graciously prepared by our partner, Seafarers Yacht Club, this is just our way of saying "THANKS!"

Confirmed exhibitors with any questions should contact Membership and Volunteer Coordinator Maddie Koenig at 301-699-6204 ext. 109 or [email protected].
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Click here to download the 2012 Earth Day Flyer.

Support Earth Day 2012

Make a tax-deductible donation to support the 2012 Earth Day Cleanup of the Anacostia River Watershed by clicking here!

You can also become a corporate sponsor! For more information regarding corporate sponsorship, please contact our Director of Development Erin Castelli at 301-699-6204 ext. 102 or [email protected].
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Earth Day 2012 Cleanup Sites

Take a look at our map and list of cleanup sites below to find the one closest to you. We will be updating this page as sites fill up or information changes so be sure to check back! Note that some sites are starting or ending their events at different times; check the map for specific details for each site.

For an alphabetical list of sites linked to the pins, click here for a larger map
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Adelphi Mill
8436 Riggs Rd
Adelphi, MD 20783

ANA-11 (Bladensburg Wetlands)
Tree Planting
4601 Annapolis Rd.
Bladensburg, MD 20710

Anacostia Park
1800 Anacostia Dr. SE
Washington, DC 20020
See map for specific location

Bladensburg Waterfront Park
4601 Annapolis Rd.
Bladensburg, MD 20710

Breewood Park
Date: April 22, 1-4 pm
Northwood High School
919 University Blvd. West
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Briar's Mill Run
6270 Tuckerman St.
Riverdale, MD 20737

Broad Acres Park
710 Beacon Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20903

Burnt Mills
Colesville Rd. (Rt. 29) & Northwest Branch
Silver Spring, MD 20901

Capitol Heights*
Central Ave. & Suffolk Ave.
Capitol Heights, MD 20743

Chillum Tributary
Cypress Creek Dr & 16th Ave.
Chillum, MD 20782

Deanwood / Middle Watts Branch*
5200 Foote St NE
Washington, DC 20019

Diamond Teague Park* (FULL!)
100 Potomac Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20003

Forest Glen Rd. to Dennis Ave.*
Date: April 28
Park along Dameron Dr. near 9801 Dameron Dr.
Silver Spring, MD 20902

Greenbrook Lake, Schrom Hills Park
6915 Hanover Pkwy
Greenbelt, MD 20770

Indian Creek
5050 Powdermill Rd.
Beltsville, MD 20705

Joint Base Anacostia Bolling Marina
Bolling Air Force Base
Washington, DC
(must have military ID to get on base)

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
1550 Anacostia Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20019

Kenilworth Park
Deane Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20019

Kenilworth Park & Bandalong Litter Trap
End of Deane Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20019

Kingman & Heritage Islands (RFK)*
575 Oklahoma Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20002
North RFK Parking Lots (#6&7)

Long Branch*
8700 Piney Branch Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20901

Marvin Gaye Park & Bandalong Litter Trap
61st St. & Banks Place NE
Washington, DC 20019

North Brentwood
4000 Wallace Rd.
North Brentwood, MD 20722

Old Beaverdam Creek
Hawthorne St. & Country Club Rd.
Landover, MD 20785

Paint Branch
Paint Branch Park & Metzerott Rd.
College Park, MD 20740

Quincy Run - Bladenwoods Condos
5208 Newton St.
Bladensburg, MD 20710

Randolph Rd. & Kemp Mill Rd.
Colesville, MD 20904

RFK Stadium Parking Lot Eight*
2500 Independence Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20003

Riverside Neighborhood Park
End of Riverside Dr.
Riverdale, MD 20737

River Terrace / Anacostia Fringe Wetlands
Anacostia Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20019

Route 450
4200 57th Ave.
Bladensburg, MD 20710

Seafarers Yacht Club
1950 M St., SE
Washington, DC 20003

Sligo Creek
Montgomery & Prince George's Counties, MD
There will be approximately 10 cleanup sites along Sligo Creek taking place on Saturday, April 21nd and Sunday, April 22nd. For more information, visit Friends of Sligo Creek's Web site: www.fosc.org.

Twining, Dupont Park & Penn-Branch Neighborhoods
Date: April 14
3000 block M Place & 2900 block Fairlawn Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20019

Watts Branch*
N.H. Burroughs Ave. between Minnesota Ave. and 44th St. NE
Washington, DC 20019

West Hyattsville Metro*
2700 Hamilton St.
Hyattsville, MD 20782

Woodworth Park
Cheverly Park Drive at Wayne Place
Cheverly, MD 20785

* Metro-accessible site
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