Volunteer opportunities to help protect Rock Creek
Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 At 01:00 PM
Duration: 2 Hours
Join Rock Creek Conservancy volunteers and the National Park Service to save park trees from the chokehold of English ivy, an invasive vine that grows up tree trunks and will eventually weaken and kill the tree.
Volunteers will cut ivy from tree trunks using hand tools. Tools, gloves, and training on how to identify and cut English ivy will be provided. If you have hand clippers or loppers, feel free to bring them. Ages 16 and up.
Date: Wednesday Februrary 20th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.
Location: We will be working in the Whitehaven section of Rock Creek Park. Event volunteers should meet at the corner of 40th Street and W Street, Washington, DC 20007. On-street parking is available, but limited. The site is accessible through the D1 and D2 bus lines.
What to Wear: Please dress for the weather by wearing long pants and a long sleeve shirt. Dressing in layers is the best option. Wear sturdy boots or sneakers, no sandals.
What to Bring: Bring water. Tools and gloves will be provided. Feel to bring your own tools and gloves if you have them. Students can earn SSL hours, please bring needed forms.