Category Archives: Environment

Rooting DC

Do the blizzard snows have you longing for spring weather and planting a garden? Do you already grow vegetables in your yard or want to get started next season? Sign up for Rooting DC, a free gardening forum that will be held on Saturday, February 27th at Wilson High School to learn new gardening skills and network with other urban gardeners.

The forum “aims to provide education about urban food production and consumption, to cultivate health and preserve the environment. The program includes dozens of interactive workshops, cooking and food preservation demonstrations, and panel discussions focusing on youth gardening, nutrition, sustainable growing techniques, and healthy food access. The event also hosts 60+ green businesses and nonprofit from throughout the region at an information fair.”

Read more about the forum on their website and follow links to register for the sessions.

A number of Trinidad residents attended last year and were able to put ideas into practice over the summer. Hopefully we will see more of us there and we can follow up on a neighborhood garden tour this summer!

Pollinator Plant Seed Giveaway Today

The DC Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) will be giving away pollinator plant seeds today (December 16th) between 9 am and 5 pm. They are available at the main lobby of the DOEE office at 1200 1st Street NE.

The native pollinator seeds make great holiday gifts and help create habitat for butterflies, bees, and other pollinators in our garden community. Pick some up and plant them in your Trinidad yard or tree boxes!

Sign Up for Saturday’s Neighborhood Clean Up

Saturday, November 7th from 10 am to noon we will be focused on cleaning up Trinidad. We need volunteers to come out for an hour or two and help clear trash from our sidewalks.

Please sign up at the following link, BYOG*, show some Trinidad pride, and join us as we work to make our neighborhood even greater. Click on this link to sign up sheets.

See you on Saturday morning!

To see what BYOG means, click the link above.

Neighborhood Clean Up on Saturday, Nov 7!

Our fall neighborhood clean up is on Saturday.

It’s simple and will mean cleaner sidewalks and public spaces that we can all enjoy. How will this work?

  1. Stop by the Trinidad Rec Center or Joe Cole Rec Center to collect garbage bags and gloves between 10 and noon.
  2. Grab friends and neighbors to help out.
  3. Either clean up in areas designated at check in or clean up the blocks around your home.
  4. Bring full trash bags to the designated pick up sites.

We hope to have a large effort but need volunteers to come for an hour or two and help out. A small bit of time from many people will have a big impact.

Thank you and please spread the word!

Neighborhood Clean Up: November 7th

TNA will be hosting a neighborhood clean up on November 7th. The clean up will run from 10 am to noon. We will have trash bags and, hopefully, some coffee for volunteers.

More details to follow as we are closer to the event. Mark your calendars now to set aside a bit of time to help keep our streets and sidewalks clean and show some Trinidad pride!

Reclaim our Rivers!

pontoon boat tripAt the end of May TNA members took a guided pontoon boat ride on the Anacostia River. We learned some history of the river and the role it played in settlement of the area, including factors that have now led to its pollution. Both the Anacostia and the Potomac Rivers are vital to the health of our environment as well as providing recreational opportunities so close to our urban homes.

District Department of the Environment to Host Public Meetings on Reclaiming Our Rivers

DDOE has several projects and programs dedicated to improving water quality in the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers. Come to one of our public meetings and find out what actions we are taking to reclaim our rivers and how you can be a part of it.reclaim rivers mtgs

Anacostica Watershed Society’s June Watershed Wednesday Happy Hour at Bardo

Celebrate the Bald Eagles nesting at the Arboretum with the Anacostia Watershed Society!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Bardo Brewpub, 1200 Bladensburg Rd. NE Washington, DC 20002

Description: What’s it like to be a bird living in the Anacostia Watershed? Why is it such a big deal that Bald Eagles are nesting at the National Arboretum for the first time in 47 years? Do you have an interest in birding but don’t know where to start?

Come get some answers over a cold brew at AWS’s June Watershed Wednesday Happy Hour!  Discover and/or cultivate your love for birds and learn just how important these graceful creatures are to the watershed. Keep an eye on the sky, an eagle just might fly by!

For more information and to RSVP click here.

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