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06-10-2013, 01:06 PM
This Saturday June 15!

Follow this link to register for the event:

The "Urban Waters Bike Ride" is being hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Water, Office of Science and Technology, EPA Region III and the Smithsonian Institution's Anacostia Community Museum (ACM).

*Working through the ACM's public outreach component, EPA and ACM are engaging with people in the community to provide information about how to improve the health of the water and the land in the Anacostia Watershed while addressing community priorities. By promoting public access to issues surrounding urban waters, EPA, ACM and you will help community members become active participants in restoration and protection. By linking water to other community priorities, EPA and ACM will help to sustain that involvement.

*The exhibition, "Reclaiming the Edge: Urban Waterways and Civic Engagement" will challenge visitors to consider how they think about issues such as reclamation, restoration, and appropriate redevelopment of their urban waterways and surrounding land. Some portions of the exhibit are interactive and especially designed to capture the attention of young people, encouraging the next generation to value and care for natural resources. The exhibit is open October 15, 2012 - September 15, 2013 in the Main Gallery.


10: 00 AM Booth setup and Sign-up for bike ride (continuous til ride begins)

10:30 AM Welcome Remarks and Instructions

10:45 AM Tour of the exhibit - "Reclaiming the Edge: Urban Waterways and Civic Engagement and Displays at Various Booths

12:00 PM Begin Bike Ride from Anacostia Community Museum to Anacostia River

12:45 PM Water Quality Displays, (Test Protocols for WQ Testing, Intro to Orienteering, Site Assessments, Map Observations, Anacostia Watershed, etc) and Remarks at River

1:30 PM Begin Ride back from Anacostia River to Anacostia Community Museum

2:30 PM Bikers Return from Anacostia River

3:00 PM Refreshments and Networking

4:00 PM Event ends

To participate please bring: Your Bicycle and Helmets!