Sunday, July 11, 2010

Calendar: Fun, Exercise, Love

Every week our calendar includes many volunteer opportunities in local parks, but we don't always highlight them. Get out and show your favorite park or trail some love, have fun, meet some new people, and you may even get a little exercise in the process.

Photo credit: Jenny Lee Silver
On Wednesday evening, the Brookside Nature Center is hosting a wineberry eat-and-pull at Wheaton Regional Park, for ages 8 – adult. Free, but registration is required.

Every other Thursday morning (including this Thursday), there's a group of volunteers from the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC) that works on the Potomac Heritage Trail for a few hours. Contact Bruce Glendening, 703-532-9093 or

And this Saturday morning, PATC will have a Rock Creek Park worktrip. Meet at the Nature Center at 8:20 AM and carpool over to the worksite. No experience necessary; tools and instruction will be provided, but bring gloves and wear appropriate clothing for outdoor work. Contact Alex Sanders, (703) 465-8140 or

On Saturday and Sunday, there are also several invasive plant removal projects in Arlington and Bethesda -- see our calendar for more details on those and many other activities happening this week.

Not volunteer-related, but pretty cool: on Thursday, there will be an Astronomy Night on the National Mall. We'll post more about that on Tuesday!

Have something else you want to highlight? Leave us a comment. We'll see you out there!