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June 13, 2015

Creek Critters Investigation

Help us explore what lives in our local stream by monitoring the water and using the latest technology, i.e. your smart phones!

Start: June 13, 2015
End: June 13, 2015
Venue: Kenilworth Park
Address:
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Washington, DC, United States, 20019

April 25, 2015

Earth Day Clean-up and Celebration

Anacostia Watershed Society’s Earth Day Clean-Up and Celebration

Join us and 2,000+ volunteers in cleaning up 30 sites along the shore of the Anacostia River and tributary streams in Washington, DC, Prince George’s, and Montgomery counties. The clean-up will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Immediately following the clean-up, all volunteers are invited to attend an Earth Day celebration at Anacostia Park until 2:00 p.m., which will be complete with a free lunch, live music and more.

Groundwork DC will be working at the Kenilworth Park & Bandalong Litter Trap site, so come out and join us for what is sure to be an incredible day!

Register to volunteer via the Anacostia Watershed Society’s website, at https://www.anacostiaws.org/earthday2016/

Start: April 25, 2015 9:00 am
End: April 25, 2015 2:00 pm
Address:
Washington, DC

April 12, 2015

Anacostia River Festival

Anacostia River Festival

11th Street Bridge Park and National Park Service present the annual Anacostia River Festival, a premier event and official closing of the 2016 National Cherry Blossom Festival. This year’s Festival celebrates the natural world by focusing on the Anacostia River, its history, ecology, and the communities along its riverbanks. Activities include: art exhibits, musical performances, rowing/paddling, fishing workshops, and other unique programs to engage families with the environment. Held at Anacostia Park, this FREE event will encourage District residents and tourists alike to explore communities and parks east of the river.

For more Festival details and updates, visit the event’s webpage:  http://www.bridgepark.org/anacostia-river-festival

Start: April 12, 2015 12:00 pm
End: April 12, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: Anacostia Park
Address:
Washington, DC, United States

July 27, 2013

Day of Archaeology Festival

The District of Columbia Historic Preservation Office (DCHPO) will be participating in the second annual Day of Archaeology Festival, Saturday, July 27th from 10 am to 3 pm at Turkey Thicket Park. Some parking is available; the nearest Metro stop is the Brookland-CUA station, on the Red Line.  The event is free to the public and open to people of all ages.

Part of a worldwide celebration of archaeology, the D.C. festival will be hosted by Archaeology in the Community, a District-based nonprofit educational organization.  Archaeology organizations from D.C., Maryland, and Virginia will be present.  The public will be able to talk to archaeologists in person and learn about the science and art of doing archaeology as well as volunteer opportunities in the field.  There will be engaging activities for children, including mock-excavation, hands-on artifact displays, crafts, and lectures.  The archaeology of local prehistoric and historic inhabitants of the area will also be featured.  Visitors will have an opportunity to enjoy live music, face painting, and visits from some of D.C.’s best food trucks.  Both local and worldwide participants will be featuring the event live, across Facebook and Twitter (thedayofarchaeology and @dayofarch, respectively).

For more information on the festival, please call DCHPO at (202)-442-8800 or email historic.preservation@dc.gov or ajones@archaeologyincommunity.com

Start: July 27, 2013 10:00 am
End: July 27, 2013 3:00 pm
Venue: Turkey Thicket Park
Phone: 202-442-8800
Address:
1100 Michigan Ave., NE, Washington, DC, United States, 20017

April 20, 2013

Earth Day 2013

Earth Day 2013 will be bigger and better than ever. The 43rd Anniversary of Earth Day will focus on building the environmental movement and engaging new environmental activists around our community. By facilitating relationships with new communities Groundwork Anacostia River DC will bring together large groups of individuals and organizations alike to celebrate the environment on April 20th.

Start: April 20, 2013
End: April 20, 2013
Venue: TBD
Address:
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Washington, DC, United States, 20019

February 23, 2013

Rooting DC 2013

6th annual Rooting DC event invites urban gardeners and community members to share information and resources about gardening and food access in the District.

The forum, which is free and open to the public, will attract an anticipated audience of 500 community members, who will come together to learn about food production and access in DC.

Look for details to come.

Start: February 23, 2013
End: February 23, 2013
Venue: Woodrow WIlson High School
Address:
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3950 Chesapeake Street NW, Washington, United States, 20016

September 29, 2012

Cultural Tourism DC’s 2012 BikingTown DC

Cultural Tourism DC’s 2012 WalkingTown DC and BikingTown DC  kicks off on Saturday, September 15 in conjunction with Cultural Tourism DC’s Greater H Street, NE Neighborhood Heritage Trail Launch and the H Street Festival. Tours continue during lunchtime and evening hours on Monday, September 24 – Friday, September 28. Weekend tours are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, September 29 – 30. The program closes with tours on Monday, October 1.

 The Greater Deawood-Watts Branch Green Restoration Tour

 The Watts Branch Creek and its neighborhood in Northeast DC is being transformed and restored through community-based action and public investment. Join Dennis Chestnut, founder of Groundwork Anacostia DC and his staff on this 2-hour bike ride to see projects that are restoring the neighborhood and its ecosystems. Ride along Watts Branch Creek, Marvin Gaye, and Fort Mahan (part of the Civil War Defenses of Washington) parks; and stop along creek restoration sites, tree plantings, bio-retention areas, native habitat restoration, and the New Empowerhouse Solar Home site.

Presented by Groundwork Anacostia River DC, Inc. and led by Executive Director, neighborhood aficionado, and long-time resident Dennis Chestnut; Program Manager Vaughn Perry, and Executive Assistant Fajr S. Chestnut.

To sign up visit Cultural Tourism’s website at www.culturaltourismdc.org

Start: September 29, 2012 2:00 pm
End: September 29, 2012 4:00 pm
Venue: Groundwork Anacostia River DC
Phone: 202-506-1391
Address:
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4127 Minnesota Avenue NE, Washington, DC, United States, 20019
Cost: Free

Cultural Tourism DC’s 2012 WalkingTown DC

Cultural Tourism DC’s 2012 WalkingTown DC and BikingTown DC  kicks off on Saturday, September 15 in conjunction with Cultural Tourism DC’s Greater H Street, NE Neighborhood Heritage Trail Launch and the H Street Festival. Tours continue during lunchtime and evening hours on Monday, September 24 – Friday, September 28. Weekend tours are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, September 29 – 30. The program closes with tours on Monday, October 1.

 The Greater Deawood-Watts Branch Green Restoration Tour

The Watts Branch Creek and its neighborhood in Northeast DC is being transformed and restored through community-based action and public investment. Join Dennis Chestnut, founder of Groundwork Anacostia DC and his staff on this 1 1/2-hour walking tour to see projects that are restoring the neighborhood and its ecosystems. Walk along Watts Branch Creek and Marvin Gaye and Fort Mahan (part of the Civil War Defenses of Washington) parks, and stop along creek restoration sites, tree plantings, bio-retention areas, native habitat restoration and the New Empowerhouse Solar Home site.

Presented by Groundwork Anacostia River DC, Inc. and led by Executive Director, neighborhood aficionado, and long-time resident Dennis Chestnut; Program Manager Vaughn Perry, and Executive Assistant Fajr S. Chestnut.

To sign up visit Cultural Tourism’s website at www.culturaltourismdc.org

 

 

Start: September 29, 2012 10:30 am
End: September 29, 2012 12:00 pm
Venue: Groundwork Anacostia River DC
Phone: 2025061391
Address:
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4127 Minnesota Avenue NE, Washington, DC, United States, 20019
Cost: Free

August 6, 2012

Become a Certified Master Watershed Steward

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are willing to assume an active role with a strong commitment to improving the environment and the quality of life in your community, we invite you to apply to the Watershed Stewards Academy and become a Master Watershed Steward!

Visit www.ncr-wsa.org for more details

Master Watershed Stewards work with their communities to:

Assess Watersheds– identify their pollutant sources and create strategies for reducing these pollutants.

Educate Communities– help neighbors understand the most pressing environmental problems in their area.

Reduce Pollutants– work with communities to target pollution sources such as pet waste, fertilizer or pesticides.

Coordinate Action– help communities reduce the polluted runoff by coordinating the installation of rain gardens, rain barrels and other Rainscaping/Riversmart techniques.

Please join us at any of the following informational sessions:

  • Thursday, August 23 6:30pm
  • Tuesday, September 11 6:30pm
  • Thursday, September 13, 6:30pm

3935 Benning Rd. N.E. Washington DC 20019

Applications are due September 15th. For more information, contact Lee Cain at lcain@anacostiaws.org 301.699.6204 or Fajr Chestnut at fajr@grounworkdc.org 202.506.1391 or visit www.ncr-wsa.org.

Participants become Master Watershed Stewards by completing the 14-session course (see attached schedule) and completing a Capstone Project that will reduce pollution at its source while engaging the community in the process. Most classes will be held at a location near the Minnesota metro stop (location to be determined).

Facilitated and sponsored by the Anacostia Watershed Society, Groundwork DC, and the Chesapeake Covenant Community, and the University of Maryland.

 

Start: August 6, 2012 8:00 am
End: September 15, 2012 5:00 pm

July 25, 2012

American Baptist Home Mission Societies Work Day (s)

American Baptist Home Mission Societies is coming together for a week-long gathering of more that 800 youth throughout the United States and Puerto Rico .  They will be partnering and serving throughout our community with various organizations, including Groundwork Anacostia River DC.  We will host 150 youth at various sites throughout Ward 7 on Wednesday, July 25th and Friday, July 27th, 2012.  They will be participating in activities with us such as stream clean-ups, working in community gardens and parks, weeding and mulching and sight line clearance.

Start: July 25, 2012
End: July 27, 2012
Venue: Various Ward 7 locations
Phone: 202-506-1391
Address:
Washington, DC, United States, 20019