Anacostia Watershed Society - Stormwater Management - 10.10.15

The First United Methodist Church is working with the Anacostia Watershed Society to improve the stormwater management at their site through stormwater retrofits. This large project includes removing impervious surfaces, such as parts of the parking lot, to make room for tree boxes as well as creating/planting several bayscapes. A bayscape is a garden that uses native plants that help prevent erosion and absorb and treat stormwater better than traditional gardens. This event will focus on planting native perennials to improve the function of the bayscapes.

This event will involve repetitive bending, digging, lifting, use of hands tools, and walking. Participants will be expected to wear boots or closed toed shoes for the duration of the event. Long pants are encouraged for protection. AWS will provide water but please bring a re-usable water bottle and a small snack if you think you'll need it. If you think any of the physical requirements will be problematic, please let us know.

When: Oct. 10, 9-11 a.m.
Where: First United Methodist Church of Hyattsville, 6201 Belcrest Rd, Hyattsville, MD
Contact: Joanna Fisher,

Community Food Rescue - Food Runners

Community Food Rescue, an initiative to alleviate hunger, needs volunteer food runners. You will help feed people facing food insecurity instead of filling the landfill. In Montgomery County, 23 percent of all solid waste is food waste and 79,000-81,000 (8 percent) of residents do not know where their next meal will come from. Your help in transporting food donations will help achieve the County’s recycling goal of 70 percent by 2020. Volunteers will learn about safe food handling and transportation practices in CFR’s Food Safety Guidelines. Volunteer food runners will be given the location of pick up and drop off in each requested food run.For more information, see:  Volunteers must be licensed and insured drivers. 

Contact: Cheryl Kollin, or Kevin Trostle,