We have just a few quick updates for you as the first day of Spring comes our way. In this issue, we cover:
- National Cherry Blossom Festival
- Water Quality Monitoring with the Anacostia Riverkeeper
- Current Volunteer Opportunities
National Cherry Blossom Festival
The National Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off on March 20. This year's festival is designed to incorporate both virtual and personal experiences, from Art in Bloom to the Blossom Kite Fly to the Petal Porch Parade - and more! Visit the National Cherry Blossom Festival website for details.
Water Quality Monitoring with the Anacostia Riverkeeper
The Anacostia Riverkeeper is seeking citizen scientists for their water quality monitoring program again this year. One of their sites is at the Wharf, just upstream from our Park. Training will be held on April 14th, 21st, and 24th. For more information, visit their DC Water Quality page, or just sign up!
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Thanks to everyone who has already signed up for our Spring volunteer opportunities. There is still time to sign up for two projects on the horizon:
Park Visitor Counts -- How many people visit Titanic Park during the week or on weekends? What are popular activities for people visiting the Park? Answers to these questions can help us identify projects for Park restoration and maintenance. We will be starting this project in April and will be looking for volunteers to help with these counts. In addition to helping the Park, this volunteer opportunity is a terrific way to get involved in a safe, socially distanced way.
110th anniversary of the Titanic Sinking -- It is not too early to start planning an event commemorating the 110th anniversary of the Titanic sinking, April 2022. The sinking of Titanic was one of the deadliest peacetime maritime tragedies in history, and we want to honor all souls lost at the Titanic Memorial erected in their honor.
Sign up here to indicate your interest in one or both of these volunteer opportunities. There is no obligation at this point! We'll contact you with more information and formal signups. We are working these and other volunteer opportunities that can be conducted safely and in compliance with DC, National Park Service, and Federal COVID guidelines. Watch this space for our rollout of more opportunities in the upcoming months. We'll have more information about our Demonstration Garden planting in about two weeks!
Corinne Irwin, Chair
Friends of Titanic Memorial Park
Proud partner of the National Park Service