National Park Week starts April 18th with Earth Day on the 22nd. To celebrate both Rock Creek Park is teaming up with the Student Conservation Association (SCA) for a huge park cleanup. SCA is a long time partner of the National Park Service providing hundreds interns each year to parks across the country including Rock Creek Park.
"On Saturday, April 25th, SCA and American Express will partner with the National Park Service at Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC to preserve one of capital's revered gems: the Fort Totten Civil War Defense Area. Three hundred people will close unauthorized hiking trails, revegetate damaged areas, and clear trash and debris to ensure the continued integrity of the park for all District residents and visitors. The work is scheduled to go from 9:30am to 1:30 p.m. with optional guided tours, hikes, and children's activities to follow."
If you would like to participate please register and find more information online at www.thesca.org/events.