Wetland Restoration Workday and Mussel Release at Kingman Marsh

From 10/26/19 1:00 pm until 10/26/19 4:00 pm
Wetland Restoration Workday and Mussel Release at Kingman Marsh

Note: This event is weather dependent!

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Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meeting Location: We will meet in the parking lot of the driving range of the Langston Golf Course.  Please do not park in the main parking lot for the Golf Course!!  If you are headed west on Benning Rd. into the city, you will take a right into the driving range parking lot BEFORE the entrance to the Golf Course. The turn for the driving range parking lot is located before the Metro crosses above Benning Rd (if you are headed west). Please click here for a map of our meeting place. If driving to the event, please try to park under the metro tracks. You can use the address 2556 Benning Road NE on your GPS to be directed to the parking lot.

Description: Volunteers will help AWS with a Wetland Restoration Workday and Mussel Release at Kingman Marsh! AWS is working to restore the wetlands to the shore of the Anacostia River. This Restoration Workday will involve removing fencing, cleaning up trash in the wetlands, and releasing freshwater mussels into the Anacostia River. Some of the work is done by standing in the river while wearing waders, so this is a truly unique experience! We will provide all necessary training, tools, and supplies for this event. 

Physical Requirements: This event will likely involve lifting, bending, and walking in mud wearing boots or waders. Participants will be expected to wear closed-toed shoes for the duration of the event. These events may not be suitable for those with health issues. If you think any of the physical requirements will be problematic, please let us know.

Registration is required. Please register at least 2 days prior to the event date you chose to volunteer in order to receive additional information regarding proper clothing, etc. 

If you have any questions prior to the event, please contact Emily Castelli at [email protected] or 301-699-6204 ext. 103.

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