CANCELLED: Marvin Gaye Meadow Restoration Workday

From 03/21/20 9:00 am until 03/21/20 12:00 pm
CANCELLED: Marvin Gaye Meadow Restoration Workday

Physical Level of Effort: Moderate

Note: This event is weather dependent

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Meeting Location: 61st St NE & Banks Pl NE, Washington, DC 20019 (Map)

  • We will meet at the corner of Banks Pl SE and 61st Street NE on the trail, which is located across from the Marvin Gaye Recreation Center.
  • Street parking is available at this location.
  • This site is 0.2 miles away from the Capitol Heights Metro Station (about a 5 minute walk)

Description: The Anacostia Watershed Society is working with a coalition of partners to restore habitat along Watts Branch in Marvin Gaye Park. DC Department of Parks and Recreation, DC Natives, and a dedicated group of community gardeners are all working to improve this space by creating a food forest and meadow habitat adjacent to the community garden. Join us on March 21st as we continue to work together to restore and enhance this habitat. Work will include mulching, removing invasives, installing signage, etc.

Physical Requirements: This event will likely involve digging, lifting, bending, and walking for fair distances. Participants will be expected to wear closed-toed shoes for the duration of the event. The event is not suitable for children or those with health issues. If you think any of the physical requirements will be problematic, please let us know.

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).

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Physical Level of Effort: Moderate

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