Green Up

The Washington Nationals Dream Foundation will partner with Anacostia Riverkeeper for the fifth annual Green Up Day on Friday, August 9. Volunteers from local businesses as well as community groups, government and military groups will spend the morning working on the fragile wetland areas in Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, part of the sole tidal marsh in Washington, D.C. This is the second year that Green Up Day has focused on the Gardens, which serve as a flood plain for the surrounding neighborhood. The work will involve shoring up natural barriers around the ponds, eliminating invasive plant species and removing trash. Presenting sponsor Waste Management will provide Green Up Day t-shirts for all volunteers and handle the pick-up and disposal of all debris using their BagsterĀ® collection bags. Hard Times Cafe will donate lunch at Nationals Park to those who volunteer their time to the effort.

Each volunteer will receive a ticket to the Sunday, August 11, Nationals-Phillies game in appreciation for their service.

8:00 AM Check-in and t-shirt distribution at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens; volunteers will sign and turn in waivers if they have not already done so
8:30 AM Welcome and safety talk by Anacostia Riverkeeper
8:45-11:30 AM Teams work on their Green Up tasks
11:30 AM Collect trash in assigned areas and Waste Management begins pick up
11:45 AM Head to Nationals Park for lunch
12:00 PM Lunch at Nationals Park courtesy of Hard Times Cafe

- The work is fairly strenuous and the weather will likely be hot.
- Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.
- Volunteers are required to register in advance and sign a waiver.

Contact the Dream Foundation office to volunteer at 202.640.7124 or

"The Green Up Day work performed by the volunteers from the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation made a significant impact on the health of the estuary. The impact of so many volunteers working together moves us closer to the goal of a restored Anacostia River."
- Mike Bolinder, Anacostia Riverkeeper

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