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National Public Lands Day Volunteer Event at the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

  • Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens 1550 Anacostia Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20019 United States (map)

Join the Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens for a National Public Lands Day volunteer service event on Saturday, September 29! We will spend the day removing lotus from the ponds to help in next year's growth, taking out invasive plants, picking up trash, and performing other park projects.

WHEN: Saturday, September 29th, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Registration opens at 8:30am, please arrive no later than 8:45am. We will meet up at the maintenance yard within the park.

WHERE: Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, 1550 Anacostia Ave Northeast, Washington, DC 20019. By Car: Enter the park at the Anacostia Ave entrance to access the free visitors parking lot. By Metro: Kenilworth is accessible via the Deanwood Metro stop (orange line)

WHAT: Volunteers will work in the ponds removing cut lotus, in the forest removing invasive plants or performing other park projects. The event will run rain or shine—please dress accordingly and plan to work outside.

BRING WITH YOU: Please wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, and long-sleeved shirts. You may want to bring an extra set of clothes if you want to work in the ponds. Be prepared to work outside and bring your own water bottle and sunscreen.

OTHER: Volunteers must be at least 14 years old and accompanied by an adult chaperone, parent or guardian. This event is eligible for Student Service Learning (SSL) hours.

QUESTIONS: Contact David at

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