Michelle Obama's Earth Day Plans with AWS Rained Out

Happy Earth Day!  Several Anacostia Watershed Society staff members were set to attend an event today with First Lady Michelle Obama today to celebrate Earth Day, but unfortunately the weather had other plans.  The event was scheduled for this afternoon at Fort Dupont Park in Washington, DC where AWS does a lot of work with volunteers to control invasive plants.  Mrs. Obama was going to take part in a habitat improvement project with a group of local students. 

Students remove invasive plants at Fort Dupont Park during an AWS volunteer event last spring.

Despite the cancelation, the event was still mentioned in several local and national news outlets:



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