National Public Lands Day: Rock Creek Park SOLVE Day
On Saturday, September 30, over 200 volunteers joined Rock Creek Park to celebrate National Public Lands Day (NPLD)1 at eight different sites in the park. The volunteer activities at each site varied but included trash clean ups, gardening, invasive plant species removal, and native plant protection.
Since the creation of SOLVE (Sustaining Our Lands with Volunteer Energy) program in 2015, NPLD at Rock Creek Park has been SOLVE Day with SOLVE sites throughout the park hosting volunteer events.
A huge thank you to the SOLVE sites and volunteers who worked alongside us on such a beautiful day out in the park!
- Chevy Chase Circle : Friends of Chevy Chase Circle
- Dumbarton Oaks Park : Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy
- Fort Bunker Hill : Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association
- Meridian Hill : Washington Parks & People
- Montrose Park : Friends of Montrose Park
- Piney Branch/Picnic Grove 29 : Rock Creek Conservancy
- Piney Branch Near Ingleside Terrace : Piney Branch Neighborhood Friends
- Sherman Circle : Sherman Circle SOLVE
About National Public Lands Day (NPLD) & National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF):
National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is an annual day of service originally created by National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF). As a result, NPLD has become the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. Through NPLD, NEEF works to connect people to public lands in their community, inspire environmental stewardship, and encourage use of public lands for education, recreation, and general health. This effort helps NEEF meet their mission to "make the environment ever-present in the daily lives of Americans by delivering practical, accessible information they can use through the sources they know and trust."