Join the Student Conservation Association and American Express to celebrate Earth Day in Washington, DC. Teaming up with the National Park Service, volunteers will work to preserve one of Washington DC’s historic gems, the Fort Totten Civil War Defense Area at Rock Creek Park.
Free lunch will be provided for all volunteers as well as optional afternoon activities including guided tours, hikes, and kids’ activities.
WHEN: Saturday, April 25th, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Fort Totten Park, 5170 South Dakota Drive Northeast, Washington, DC 20017. Registration and kickoff will take place at Fort Circle Parks on the corner of South Dakota Ave and Gallatin St NE. The site is accessible by Metro via the Fort Totten stop (Red/Green/Yellow lines) and plenty of street parking is available on Gallatin and Galloway St.
WHAT: Clearing trash and debris, re-vegetating damaged areas, and closing social trails through trail work. This work will help to preserve this historic site and recreational area for all DC residents and visitors.
BRING WITH YOU: Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes, preferably work boots or sturdy sneakers. Event will take place rain or shine so please dress appropriately for the weather!
PROVIDED: SCA will provide lunch for all volunteers, as well as project materials, gloves, and Earth Day t-shirts!
REGISTRATION: Please register at http://SCAEarthDayDC.eventbrite.com to complete the online waiver.
QUESTIONS: Contact Lori Robertson, SCA Events Manager, at [email protected] or 973-868-2189. We welcome large groups!