Take Action - Earth Day

Community Clean-ups

Anacostia River Cleanup at River Terrace (April 22, 9:00 am - Noon): Community volunteers are needed to work with Pepco employees and their family members to clean up River Terrace Park. To register, email Fariba Mahvi, fmahvi@pepco.com.

Anacostia Riverkeeper Cleanwaterways Volunteer Event (April 8, 9:00 am - Noon): In a pre-Earth Day cleaning event, Anacostia Riverkeeper is cleaning Anacostia Park with you to prepare for Anacostia River Festival! The clean-up will take place rain or shine. All supplies and water will be provided.

Anacostia Watershed Society's 2017 Earth Day Cleanup & Celebration (April 22, 9:00 am - Noon): AWS and volunteers are cleaning in various sites across DC, particularly in Wards 7 and 8. Sign up soon as volunteer slots are filling quickly.

Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens Earth Day Volunteer Event (April 22, 9:00 am - Noon) (Registration closed): Volunteers will spend the morning removing invasive plants, picking up trash, planting native plants, and performing other park projects. 

IDEA Earth Day Celebration 2017 (April 22, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm): Come to campus - in your gardening clothes - ready to get in the dirt with students, parents, faculty and other supporters as we plant IDEA's kitchen gardens. IDEA partner Cultivate the City will be on-site and assisting with the event. Plants, supplies, and snacks will be provided. Bring your gardening gloves! Questions? Contact Olivia Harrison, (202) 399-4750, development@ideapcs.org.

Clean up dude is a super hero of cleaning up litter. 

Marvin Gaye Park Cleanup (April 22, 9a-12p): A Cleaner Ward 7 is hosting a volunteer event in Marvin Gaye Park - Check out this video to get excited for it! Meet at 44th NE and Grant St NE. 

Potomac Watershed Clean-up at THEARC Farm (April 22, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm): Join THEARC and the Alison Ferguson Foundation clean up the Oxon Run Creek behind THEARC Farm. The Creek is a source of great enjoyment for the many students and adults who visit the farm, but unfortunately our use is limited because of the trash that is accumulating. This is a family friendly activity, activities for kids will be available, and light refreshments will be served.

(UpdatedRestore Shepherd Parkway Community Clean-Up: If you missed their April clean-up, no worries. They are there every second Saturday. The next community clean-up takes place May 13. 

Twining/Dupont Park Clean Up (April 22, 9:00 am - Noon): Get you hands dirty cleaning up tracks, streets, and the park! Meet at Pope Branch Park, 2900 M Pl, SE. Register with Dolly Davis, dcdolly@aol.com or (202) 552-9897.


Community Engagement

Drug-free Park, Drug-free River  Drug Take-back Day (April 29, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm): Properly disposing of old and unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs is good for everyone. It keeps drugs out of the hands of children, youth, and those who inappropriately take them. And it is also good for the environment. Stop by the Sixth District Station or the Seventh District Station to drop off old or unused drugs, no questions asked!

Family Program: Earth Day at ACM! (April 21, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm): In collaboration with the Smithsonian's Office of Facilities Management and Reliability (OMFR), and Meridian Hills Pictures, the museum recognizes Earth Day with an information display on energy conservation and re-cycling, and a screening of the short film City of Trees.  Also get a tour of the museum's exhibition The Backyard of Derek Webster’s Imagination. Webster was a self-taught artist who used discarded materials to create sculptural figures.  Today we would say he "up-cycled" everyday objects to create art! 

Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative Annual Conference (April 22, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm): Join the Collaborative and community members at the annual meeting and community conference at Gateway DC (2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE). Enjoy live entertainment, workshops, games, raffles and prizes, free child care, free lunch, and much more!

Walking Tour: Get Local! Urban Oasis: Watts Branch and Marvin Gaye Park (April 22, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm): Walk along Watts Branch Creek through residential neighborhoods in DC and pass through Marvin Gaye Park, learn about the historic Nannie Helen Burroughs School, and get the 411 on why DC is referred to as "The Swamp." Walkers will see the extraordinary revitalization of Watts Branch Creek and Marvin Gaye Park. 


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