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Canoeing Volunteers Needed for Anacostia River Cleanup

by Andrew Ramonas — August 12, 2015 at 5:00 pm 0

Anacostia River canoeing (Photo via Facebook/Anacostia Watershed Society)

The District’s events authority and an environmental group are looking for volunteers to help spruce up the Anacostia River during a canoe trip next week.

Events DC and the Anacostia Watershed Society have scheduled the cleanup for Aug. 20 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. The excursion will begin and end at the Anacostia Community Boathouse at 1900 M St. SE.

The cleanup is open to 30 participants, who will get canoes to use. Interested volunteers can register online.

Participants should bring reusable water bottles, sunscreen and clothes that can get wet, organizers said. But closed-toe shoes for volunteers are required.

“Volunteers will enjoy an AWS guided canoe ride, [and] be educated on natural and invasive vegetation while also improving the water conditions,” according to a news release.

Photo via Facebook/Anacostia Watershed Society 

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