- From 03/23/19 12:00 pm until 03/23/19 3:00 pmNOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Since its inception in 1989, AWS staff and volunteers have removed tons of trash from the Anacostia River each year. Volunteers are critical to our plan to collect trash and monitor our trash traps. At the event we will sort removed trash from our River Terrace trash trap, at the Bostwick House, into 13 categories. We will count the pieces of trash and measure the weight and volume for each category. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the trash challenges of the Anacostia and what is being done to address them!
- From 03/29/19 10:00 am until 03/29/19 1:00 pmVolunteers will help AWS to finish installing an outdoor classroom at the Schmidt Outdoor Education Center. This outdoor classroom will be used to educate thousands of Prince George's County Public School students about the natural world.
- From 03/30/19 10:00 am until 03/30/19 12:00 pmVolunteers will help with a Meadow Restoration Workday at the confluence of the Anacostia River to help maintain meadow grassland habitat for pollinators. This will involve removing invasive plant species and seeding in the meadow. We will provide all necessary tools and training for this event.
- From 04/15/19 10:00 am until 04/15/19 12:00 pmVolunteers will help AWS with a Rain Garden Workday at the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church! AWS is working to install rain gardens at the church to help with stormwater and pollutant reduction into the Anacostia River. Volunteers will help us to plant 100 native plants!
- From 05/11/19 9:00 am until 05/11/19 12:00 pmJoin staff from the Anacostia Watershed Society at our plant nursery site, the Bostwick House. You will be helping with nursery maintenance and/or plant propagation. This work could involve walking on uneven surfaces, bending, and lifting. You will also have the opportunity to learn from staff about this historic site.
- From 06/05/19 10:00 am until 06/05/19 1:00 pmHelp restore a native meadow at the confluence of the Northwest and Northeast branches of the Anacostia River while harvesting mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris), an herb with a long tradition of use by herbalists and acupuncture practitioners.
- From 07/29/19 6:00 pm until 07/29/19 8:00 pmLearn about the natural and cultural history of the Anacostia River while helping to improve its health! Participants will paddle in canoes in pairs (or trios) and remove trash in the Anacostia River.