Habitat Restoration Workday at Bladensburg Waterfront Park
Note: This event is weather dependent. If you are sick or exhibiting symptoms associated with COVID-19 (such as fever, chills, cough, sore throat, difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell, etc.), please do not come to the event and consider joining us another time.
Date: Saturday, December 16, 2023
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Meeting Location: Bladensburg Waterfront Park: 4601 Annapolis Road, Bladensburg, MD 20710 (map)
- There is limited parking available
- This site can be accessed by car, bus (Metrobus: T18, T14, F8), or bike trail
Description: Volunteers will join the Anacostia Watershed Society for a Habitat Restoration Workday along the riverside area of the Anacostia River in Bladensburg! 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 trees is important because they help to manage stormwater and filter surface water before it goes into the Anacostia River, they prevent erosion of the river bank, and they create habitat for wildlife. These trees are also important because they were planted by AWS volunteers like YOU to restore the tree canopy devastated by the invasive emerald ash borer beetle.
Physical Level of Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
- This event will likely involve lifting, bending, and walking. 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 prior to the event date to receive additional information about the event. Anyone who doesn't register online will be denied access to the event.
For more information before the event, contact Emily Castelli at [email protected] or call 301-699-6204 x103.