Soul Trak Event Details 

Soul Trak Serve - Wetland Planting on the Anacostia Waterfront

  • 20 Aug 2022
  • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Colmar Manor Community Park, Colmar Manor Maryland



Join us for a fun day of service at:

Colmar Manor Community Park, Colmar Manor Maryland, near the DC/MD line.

Coordinates: 38°55'46.4"N 76°56'40.3"W (click for map link)

August 20, 2022

9:30am -11:30am

Description: Volunteers will help the Anacostia Watershed Society to plant wetland plants (such as bulrush and arrow arum) in the wetlands by Dueling Creek. The Anacostia Watershed Society is restoring the Anacostia River's wetlands to their natural role as filters for pollution and sediment and habitat for a variety of wildlife. Our goal is to restore the Anacostia River to a swimmable and fishable river by 2025 and beyond and restoring our wetlands (once 2,500 acres, now less than 150 acres) is an important piece to achieving a clean and safe Anacostia River for all living in its watershed and for future generations.

Physical Level of Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult

  • This event will likely involve lifting, bending, and walking in some steep and muddy areas. To get to the site, volunteers will walk about half a mile to a mile. Participants will be expected to wear closed-toed shoes for the duration of the event. If you think any of the physical requirements will be problematic, please let us know.

What to Wear/Bring:  

  • Gloves (we will also have gloves available for volunteers to use on site)
  • Clothing: All participants should dress appropriately for the weather on the day of the event. We recommend wearing long pants and socks. Please wear clothes you are comfortable getting muddy in.
  • Shoes: Closed-toed shoes are required for this project. We recommend wearing hiking boots, rubber boots, or any closed-toed shoe that you're comfortable getting dirty/muddy. If you own a pair of waders, you're welcome to bring them with you! We'll have some extra boots and waders available on site.
  • Reusable water bottle(s) with water in it (we will not be providing drinking water, so if you think you'll need more than 1 bottle, please bring multiple to keep hydrated)
  • We will provide all other necessary tools and supplies.


Participant Requirements for Volunteer and Recreational Events:

Note: Requirements are subject to change based on state, local, and federal guidance and/or our own organizational determinations. 

1. COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements:

  • For those 5 years and older: Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), everyone 5 years of age and older is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination. The Anacostia Watershed Society requires that all participants who are eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine be fully vaccinated per the CDC guidelines and attest to being fully vaccinated in order to participate in any of our events. AWS also requires that all participants be up-to-date on booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine when eligible. Please see additional requirements listed in the below sections.
  • For those under 5 years old: We welcome those who are under age 5 and are not yet eligible for the vaccines to participate in our events, but they must follow the below additional requirements, including being masked for the duration of the event.

2. Self-Monitoring: All AWS event and worksite participants are required to:

  • If you have not been fully vaccinated and are eligible to receive the vaccination (i.e. 5 years or older), please do not come to the event.
  • If you are fully vaccinated, but are not up-to-date on your booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, please do not come to the event.
  • If you are sick or exhibiting symptoms associated with COVD-19 (such as fever, chills, cough, sore throat, difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell, etc.), do not come to the event.
  • If you have had any close contact with or cared for someone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 10 days, (even if you are fully vaccinated or have been tested), do not come to the event.
  • If you are able to attend the event and become ill within one week of participating in the event, please report this to the (our Human Resources email address). We will keep your identity confidential.

3. Masks: Eligible participants (i.e. those meeting AWS's COVID-19 requirements--see above) are not required to wear a mask for outdoor events. No indoor events are taking place at this time.

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