Rain Garden Workday at John Bayne Elementary School

From 09/03/21 11:00 am until 09/03/21 1:00 pm
Rain Garden Workday at John Bayne Elementary School

Note: This event is weather dependent

Date: Friday, September 3, 2021 
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm 

Location:  John Bayne  Elementary School, 7010 Walker Mill Road, Capitol Heights, MD 20743 (Map )

  • Parking is available at this location
  • 1.7 miles away from the Addison Road Metro Station (Blue/Silver Line) - 6 min car ride, 36 minute walk, 15 minute bike ride from station to site

Project: Volunteers will help AWS with a Rain Garden Workday at John Bayne Elementary School. Main tasks will include mulching, weeding, and planting native plants in the rain garden. The rain garden at John Bayne helps to retain and filter stormwater runoff, reduce pollutants from entering the Anacostia River and provides wildlife habitat. it is important to maintain the rain gardens so that the native plants can continue to survive and flourish, so that they are able to continue providing great benefits to the community, wildlife, and watershed.   

This project is part of our Treating and Teaching program. Treating and Teaching connects stormwater management solutions with student learning and environmental literacy curricula. By participating in this project, you will also help AWS and its partners to connect students and teachers to outdoor learning opportunities on their school grounds.

Physical Level of Difficulty: Easy to moderate

  • This event will involve digging, lifting, and bending. Participants will be expected to wear closed-toed shoes and masks 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 to receive additional information about the event. Anyone who doesn't register online will be denied access to the event. 

Bathroom Situation: Please use the restroom before you arrive, as a restroom will not be available for use on site. 


Participant Requirements for Volunteer and Recreational Events:

Note: Requirements are subject to change based on state, local, and federal guidance and/or our own organizational determinations. 

1. Reservations. We are limiting the number of people at our events and pre-registration is required for each individual via AWS’s website (www.anacostiaws.org).  This includes each participant completing our on-line waiver form. Prior to your scheduled event, you will also be required to complete our COVID-19 screening questionnaire as part of our confirmation of your participation.

2. Group Limits:  Events are limited to groups of up to 20-25, depending on the activity and location. There may be fewer or more participants depending on the ability to social distance and whether local directives allow.

3. Self-Monitoring:  All participants in the Anacostia Watershed Society’s (AWS) event are required to:

  • Complete our COVID-19 screening questionnaire prior to your scheduled event.
  • If you are sick (such as fever (100.4 or greater), cough, sore throat, difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell, etc.), or have experienced symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 14 days, please do not come to the event!
  • If you have had any close contact with or cared for someone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, please do not come to the event. 
  • If you become ill within one week of participating in the event, please consider reporting this to the [email protected] (our Human Resources email address).  We will keep your identity confidential.

4. Masks & Physical Distancing:  Participants who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, do not have to wear a mask or physically distance, indoors or outdoors, unless they are more comfortable doing so.

Participants who are not fully vaccinated for COVID-19, must arrive masked and plan to stay masked throughout the duration of the event and practice physical distancing. 


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

Registration is required to participate
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