Rock Creek Conservancy
8158 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20012
Saturday, January 18, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Join Rock Creek Conservancy to work in the Fenwick & Blair/Portal Tributaries of Rock Creek. Volunteers will remove English ivy from the trees, pick up litter, and clean up a "plastic bottle beach" on the banks for the stream. We encourage volunteers of all ages to participate, but you must be 16+ to use tools.
Location: We will meet at the Blair/Portal park at the intersection of 16th Street, and North Portal Drive, NW. This area is at the "circle" that also includes Colesville Rd and Eastern Avenue. This location has convenient unlimited parking and is a short stroll from the Silver Spring Metro Station.
A Metrobus stop for the "S" line buses is at our meeting place so volunteers have the option of taking the bus from Silver Spring Station instead of walking. (The street address for this bus stop is 8158 - 16th Street, NW Washington, DC 20012). Another way of describing the meeting point is saying that we will meet across the street from: 1601 North Portal Drive, NW.
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. If you have your own gloves and tools, please bring them. If not, bags, gloves, and tools will be provided. Feel to bring your own sunscreen and bug spray. Students can earn SSL hours, Feel to bring your own form.
For more information about this project, contact Project Captain Clif Grandy '75.
Wesleyan alumni help their communities every day. The WEServe Week of Service (January 19-25) is a time to celebrate this by participating in a service project in your hometown, side-by-side with other members of the Wesleyan community. To see the full list of projects, visit the Calendar. To plan a WEServe project of your own, read the Resources for Project Captains.