Saturday, March 29, 2014
Since its inception in 1989, AWS staff and volunteers have removed tons of trash from the Anacostia River each year. Our Nash Run Trash Trap cleanups have been a huge success in helping us to make progress towards our goal for a trash free Anacostia River. Located adjacent to the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in Northeast DC, this trash trap catches trash before it ends up in the River! But our staff can’t manage this trap alone. Volunteers are critical to our plan to collect trash and monitor this trash trap. At the event we will remove trash from the trap and sort it into 5 categories; bottles and cans, Styrofoam, plastic grocery bags, lumber, and “other”. The data collected will be used to educate the public and advocate for a better practice such as Bottle Deposit Bill.
- When: Saturday, March 29, 2014 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
- Where: , Intersection of Anacostia Ave NE and Douglas St NE, Washington, DC 20019 map
- Volunteer Info: Remove trash from the trap and sort it into categories (bottles, Styrofoam, plastic bags, etc). The task requires squatting down for a relatively long time, and may be physically demanding. It is not suitable for young children or the elderly. Registration is required. Please register at least 2 days prior to the event dates you chose to volunteer in order to receive additional information regarding proper clothing, etc. This event may be canceled suddenly due to high flow rain events effecting Nash Run Stream.
- Contact: Masaya Maeda, (301) 699-6204 ext 110
- For more information: click here