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DAY OF SERVICE Activities  January 15th, 2024



Check-in at Caboose at the end of the driveway. If you arrive late, please walk down the trail, south from the caboose to find us. Look for the safety cone and 

beware of bikes and ice on trail!!

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 tree ties constrict young tree.  Remove all such hazards.


  • reusable water bottle

  • a buddy 

  • boots and clippers


  • gloves and some tools

  • water for refils

  • community service hours

on site contact:

Marian Dombroski

text  301 775 1191

Maintenance of the BWP South Groves

Our work Monday continues the efforts of our partner groups to enhance the riparian area of the Anacostia River. Over the last 10 years, under the direction of the Anacostia Watershed Society, we have conducted many events along the ARWT South of BWP including the banks of Quincy Run. We will focus on the new trees we planted Earthday 2023 east of the Riverwalk Trail along the Boardwalk, and also  the older trees to the west of the boardwalk. An advance group will tag trees, as they are often easy to miss!  

View the video below for a full description of our work plan.

PURPOSE​:   maintain young trees

  • secure wire cages to protect from vines, deer, and beavers - repair or replace damaged cages - reuse cages from dead trees.

  • remove ties and other objects constricting branches

  • remove vines within 6 feet of tree cages

  • collect brush in piles. do not remove from site 


  • be safe

  • send pictures and comments

  • let me know if you DO NOT want your picture on partner Websites.

  • enjoy the river!

  1. Due to safety considerations, no one under 10 will be allowed on the work site

  2. Wash hands before and after the event.  The Park has bathrooms.

  3. Register in advance and sign/bring waivers to the event. Click here for downloadable waiver.  Meet at the CABOOSE!

  4. Volunteers under 18 years of age must have permission of and be supervised by parent or guardian.

  5. Participate as long as you are able. Please don't make yourself uncomfortable.

  6. DRESS FOR THE WEATHER! This is a rain or shine event.

  7. Parking and restrooms available at the Park.

  8. STUDENTS are eligible for COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS. Site Leads can sign forms and verify participation.

Thanks for volunteering!

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