AWS Events Calendar

  • From 09/18/21 9:00 am until 09/18/21 12:00 pm
    At 3901 48th St, Bladensburg, MD 20710, USA Categories: Work Days and Clean Ups
    Volunteers will work with AWS to sort trash that has been removed from the River Terrace trash trap into 13 categories. We will count the pieces of trash and measure the weight and volume for each category. The data you help us collect will be used to educate the public and advocate for a better practice, such as the Bottle Deposit Bill. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the trash challenges of the Anacostia and what is being done to address them!
  • From 09/18/21 10:00 am until 09/18/21 2:00 pm
    At 1550 Anacostia Ave NE, Washington, DC 20019, USA Categories: Citizen Science
    This is our 5th watershed-wide bioblitz! Last year, we were able to identify 831 species with observations by more than 191 people! This is the main bioblitz event at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, the place where the first bioblitz was held! This is a great opportunity to explore the natural treasures of your Anacostia River with your family and friends. But more importantly, it will be your opportunity to do citizen science to help us document the biodiversity of the Anacostia River watershed.
  • From 09/18/21 11:00 am until 09/18/21 2:00 pm
    At Guilford Woods Trailhead, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA Categories: Citizen Science
    This is a drop-in, self-paced program. Bring your smartphone camera and come explore the biodiverse forest habitat of Guilford Woods, a designated part of Prince George’s County’s green infrastructure network. Using the free iNaturalist app, make observations at your own pace and learn more about the plants and animals in this environmentally sensitive area. Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and to help you learn how to use iNaturalist to record your observations. All ages. No registration required—come and go at your convenience within the designated time frame.
  • From 09/19/21 1:00 pm until 09/19/21 3:00 pm
    At Guilford Woods Trailhead, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA Categories: Citizen Science
    Join the Anacostia Watershed Society and the Coalition to Save Guilford Woods for a Kids Bioblitz at Guilford Woods to tour the woods and discover some of the fascinating species living in this complex ecosystem! Group leaders will have smart devices to share with participants. Kids will also have the opportunity to participate in a guided tour, scavenger hunt, and other activities to learn more about the ecology of Guilford Woods and the importance of biodiversity. Grades 3-5. Registration required.
  • From 09/25/21 9:00 am until 09/25/21 12:00 pm
    At 2556 Benning Rd NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA Categories: Work Days and Clean Ups
    Volunteers will help AWS control invasive plants in the Anacostia River as part of the Weed Wrangle Day, an event organized by the National Capital Region's Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (NatCap-PRISM). The event will involve removing invasive plant material from a riverside area of Kingman Island at Langston Golf Course. Volunteers will learn about invasive plants and the ecology of the Anacostia River.   This effort is sponsored by National Links Trust (NLT):
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