AWS Events Calendar
- From 05/19/22 9:00 am until 05/19/22 12:00 pmVolunteers will help AWS with maintaining our rain garden, removing invasive vines and plants, and cleaning up our grounds at the George Washington House (AWS Headquarters). We will provide all necessary tools and training for this project.
- From 05/22/22 9:00 am until 05/22/22 12:00 pmVolunteers will help the Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS) to plant native plants in Fairmount Heights! This project is part of a community greening initiative that we are working on with the city. By participating in this project you will help AWS to increase green space in Fairmount Heights, improve habitat for wildlife, and improve the water quality of the Anacostia River! This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about native plants and the benefits they provide to the watershed and Anacostia River.
- From 05/23/22 10:00 am until 05/23/22 12:00 pmVolunteers will help AWS with a Mussel Restoration Workday at Kingman Lake by the Langston Golf Course Driving Range! This workday could involve monitoring, releasing, and deploying new freshwater mussels into the bottom cage.
- From 05/23/22 10:00 am until 05/23/22 12:00 pmVolunteers will help AWS with a Mussel Restoration Workday at Kingman and Heritage Islands Park! This workday could involve monitoring, releasing, and deploying new freshwater mussels into the bottom cage.
- From 05/28/22 10:00 am until 05/28/22 1:00 pmVolunteers will join the Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS) and National Links Trust for a Habitat Restoration Workday! Volunteers will help AWS with our invasive plant control and revegetation efforts along the riverside area of Kingman Island at Langston Golf Course.
- From 06/04/22 10:00 am until 06/04/22 12:00 pmVolunteers will help AWS with a Freshwater Mussel Restoration Workday at the Bladensburg Waterfront Park! Mussel restoration workdays involve building, installing or maintaining the floating baskets where we culture our mussels or other protective structures associated with the baskets; and monitoring the growth and survival of the mussels.
- From 06/11/22 11:00 am until 06/11/22 1:00 pmVolunteers will help AWS to release freshwater mussels into the Anacostia River! In 2015, we started surveying the native species of freshwater mussels in the Anacostia River to understand their diversity and abundance. In 2018 we started a mussel propagation project partnering with the Harrison Lake National Fish Hatchery run by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Virginia collecting local broodstock from the Anacostia River. Volunteers are critical to keep this project going and to meet our goal of enhancing mussel populations to increase their water filtration capacity to help clean our river.
- From 06/25/22 9:00 am until 06/25/22 12:00 pmVolunteers will work with AWS to sort trash that has been removed from the River Terrace tash trap into 13 categories. We will count the pieces of trash and measure the weight and volume for each category. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the trash challenges of the Anacostia and what is being done to address them!