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DC Adopt A Stream Leader Training - 2.3.2018

DC Adopt A Stream Leader Training - 2.3.2018

February 03, 2018 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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201 M St NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

Join the Alice Ferguson Foundation and Rock Creek Conservancy as we partner to launch DC's first residential Adopt A Stream program!.

The Adopt A Stream program connects people to their local watershed through stewardship. Participants conduct a data cleanup two times a year. The monitoring data provides valuable baseline and comparative data that contributes to public policy and education. We also ask you to help identify any needed improvements for your stream, including access issues, invasive or native species, vandalism, or unusual wildlife patterns.

This pilot project will give 5 interested leaders an opportunity to track levels of trash within DC's waterways utilizing the same resources and tools that researchers use to collect information on the Anacostia River's Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for trash. This citizen-science collected data will then be shared with the District Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) to help improve waterway quality in DC.

Interested leaders must sign up for the Adopt A Stream Training on Saturday, February 3 from 10:00-1:00 at the REI DC Flagship store located in Washington, DC. Transit details are included below. At the training leaders will learn about trash issues in DC Waterways and how to effectively track and document trash levels.

Traning Details

What - The training will equip volunteers with the necessary information to track trash in a selected DC waterway. Trainees will also gain valuable tools as to how to successfully host trash cleanup efforts with volunteer energy,

When - Saturday February 3, 2018 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Lunch will be provided

Where - REI Flagship Store Washington, DC - 201 M St NE, Washington, DC 20002 - The store is metro accessible via the NOMA Metro station on the Red Line. Street and lot parking is available if necessary. Lunch will be provided to all trainees. Details on lunch will be shared before the training.

Have questions? Feel free to contact John at volunteer@rockcreekconservancy.org

ANY INTERESTED VOLUNTEER MUST REGISTER FOR THE TRAINING HERE!