Volunteers removing invasive species from a pond.
Volunteers clearing invasive species from the main pond.

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We are happy to work with individuals and groups to coordinate a one-time volunteer experience and/or create a long-term service project.

Volunteers engage in a wide variety of community service activities including the lily pond restoration, removal of invasive plants, painting, planting, pruning, trash removal and other projects as needed. These activities do require the ability to kneel, squat, lift, and perform routine gardening and clean up functions over a period of three to four hours – sometimes in warm, cold, or rainy weather. Advanced work may involve wading through lily ponds, streams, and tributaries of the Anacostia River, or the use of kayaks, flat boats, and canoes.

For more information on volunteering at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, please contact the Partnerships, Volunteer and Youth Programs division by email: NACE_Volunteers@nps.gov.

See current volunteer opportunities at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens and within National Captial Parks - East below.


Current Volunteer Opportunities

Last updated: April 5, 2024

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