CANCELLED: Restoration Workday at the Bladensburg Wetlands

From 05/16/20 10:00 am until 05/16/20 1:00 pm
CANCELLED: Restoration Workday at the Bladensburg Wetlands

*Physical Level of Effort: High*

Note: This event has been cancelled

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2020
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Meeting Location: Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg, MD 20710 (map). We will meet by the loading docks and then walk to the site (about a mile walk).

  • There is ample parking available. BWP can be accessed by car, bus (Metrobus: T18, T14, F8), or bike trail. 

Description: Volunteers will help AWS with a Restoration Workday at the Bladensburg Wetlands! We will focus on tree maintenance, which could include repairing tree shelters and fencing and removing weeds/invasive plant species to allow the native trees to continue to flourish. Maintaining these tree is important because they help to manage stormwater and filter surface water before it goes into the Anacostia River.

Physical Requirements: This event will likely involve digging, lifting, and bending. Participants will be expected to wear closed-toed shoes for the duration of the event. 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.

For more information before the event, contact Emily Castelli at [email protected] or call 301-699-6204 x103.

Coronavirus Precautions for AWS Volunteer Events (as of 3/10/2020)

With reported cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the U.S. and the virus being declared a public health emergency, the Anacostia Watershed Society is taking precautionary measures to protect our staff and volunteers, while continuing with our volunteer events and monitoring the situation closely.   We ask that you help stop the spread.

  • Practice good hygiene before, during, and after the event.
    • Wash your hands often; bring your own personal hand sanitizer.
      • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60-95% alcohol.
      • Soap and water should be used preferentially if hands are visibly dirty.
    • Avoid personal contact with others. (hand shaking, hugs, etc.)
  • Please do not sign up for an event at this time:
    • If you are sick.
      • We will have many other great events you can attend.
      • Please stay home and do not come to an event if you have symptoms of acute respiratory illness or until you are free of fever, signs of a fever, and any other symptoms for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines (e.g. cough suppressants).
      • If you appear to be sick upon arrival to the event or become sick during the event, you will be asked to leave.
    • If you have traveled or live with someone who has traveled through/to the countries on the restricted travel CDC list…
      • Please wait a period of 14 days following your/the individual’s return to the United States before signing up for one of our events.
    • If you have been exposed to COVID-19 domestically, at home, internationally, or anywhere…
  • If you discover that you have contracted or have possibly been exposed to COVID-19 up to 14 days after attending one of our events…
    • We would appreciate your sharing this information with our Chief Operating Officer at [email protected] so that we can request precautionary measures be taken for all who attended the event. We will maintain confidentiality as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Note: This event has been cancelled

*Physical Level of Effort: High*

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