Trash Free Potomac Network - Connecting for a Trash Free Watershed


Shepherd Parkway Community Clean-Up
Cleanup Event

December 08, 2018, 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM


Shepherd Parkway is one of the largest and most dramatic wooded areas in Washington, DC. Its 197 acres of eastern hardwood forest include the remains of two Civil War forts, two bald eagle nests, and views across the city.

Unfortunately, lack of trails, signage or programs have made the park a target for illegal dumping. Invasive plants threaten its ecosystem of native plants and animals.

Help us make it right!

Shepherd Parkway


Site Type

Park (Active since 2011)

Location

County: District of Columbia

State: District of Columbia

Zip: 20032

Nearest City: Washington

GPS Coordinates: 38.845279, -76.998639

Directions

Directions: Take 295 to Malcolm X Avenue. Head up the hill away from Joint Base Anacostia Bolling. You will pass 2nd Street and Oakwood Street on the left. We meet in the picnic area in the park on the right, across from the mural and near the corner of Malcolm X Avenue Martin Luther King Avenue SE.

Watershed Middle Potomac
Sub Watershed
Facilities

Parking Capacity: 30

Restrooms are NOT available.

This site is NOT suitable for children under seven.

This site is NOT suitable for the elderly.

This site is NOT suitable for the disabled.

Notes & Special Issues

This is rugged terrain, with steep slopes, fallen trees, and lots of brambles.

Map

What To Expect


Details

This site is open to the public

RSVP Not Required

Maximum Volunteers: 100

Contact Info.

Nathan Harrington

nbharrington@yahoo.com

Website

http://shepherdparkway.blogspot.com

Suggestions

-We work in rugged, wooded terrain, so volunteers should wear boots, full-length pants, and clothes they will not mind getting dirty. Please bring a water bottle. Gloves, bags, and water refills are provided.





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