Ready For a Cleaner, Greener Anacostia River?

Guest post by, Madeline Koenig, Membership and Volunteer Coordinator, Anacostia Watershed Society 

 

Are you ready for a cleaner, greener Anacostia River?

We are!  Here at the Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS), we’ve been busy getting ready for our annual Earth Day Cleanup and Celebration.

AWS has been hosting an annual Earth Day Cleanup and Celebration in partnership with other local organizations like the Alice Ferguson Foundation and Seafarers Yacht Club for 24 years now!

While the event has taken a variety of forms throughout the years, the primary focus has always remained the same:  bringing the diverse communities of the Anacostia River watershed together; increasing awareness about the issue of trash pollution in our local communities; and taking action to remove as much trash and debris as possible from our streets and streams! 

From 9:00am – 2:00pm on April 20th we will be busy transforming the Anacostia River.

YOU can help!

More than 2,000 community members have joined us annually in past years for a variety of reasons.  Whether they need service learning hours, want to give back to their community, make the world a better place, or instill in their children a sense of love and stewardship for the natural environment, they all come to the Anacostia River to do it!   Of volunteering on the Anacostia, one DC resident says:

“I want to help the river heal.”

While there are more than 15 different cleanup sites to choose from this year, spots filling up quickly, so we encourage you to visit www.anacostiaws.org/earthday2013 and sign up to help the river heal TODAY!

See you on the 20th!

If you have questions about volunteering with the Anacostia Watershed Society as part of our annual Earth Day Cleanup and Celebration, please call or email Maddie Koenig at 301-699-6204 ext. 109 or [email protected].