Survey Results, Special Events, and Science

Thanks to everyone who answered our Engagement Survey this month!  The survey results show that you want more events in the Park, and we're going to work toward that in 2020.  On that theme:


Help us win some Pocket Change

SWBID's Pocket Change

We are a finalist for the SWBID's Pocket Change!  The Friends' idea is to host a free community picnic featuring food, drinks, and family-friendly activities.  We plan to hold the event in Titanic Memorial Park in May or June, and winning the Pocket Change grant will really help. Come vote for us at the Pocket Change Pitch Event:

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Riverside Baptist Church
699 Maine Avenue Southwest Washington, DC, 20024 (map)

Watch this space for more details about event.  Will you help us to plan it?  Email Claire Adrian-Tucci to volunteer!

Spring Activities

We have a few Spring activities already planned. Please join us at one of these activities: 

Titanic Day of ServiceTitanic Day of Service

Our second annual Titanic Day of Service will commemorate and honor the people who lost their lives when the Titanic hit an iceberg and sank on April 14-15, 1912. This year, we will paint benches, plant annuals, and mulch garden areas. The Day of Service will be held:

Saturday, April 18, 2020
9:00 am - 12:00 Noon (RSVP)

City Nature ChallengeCity Nature Challenge

The City Nature Challenge is a fun activity where we identify plants and wildlife throughout the City.  DC's 2020 City Nature Challenge takes place from Friday, April 24, 2019 - Monday, April 27, 2019.  Join us either

Friday, April 24, 2020
9:00 am - 10:00 am (RSVP)

OR

Saturday, April 25, 2020
9:00 am - 10:00 am (RSVP)

We'll give a brief overview of the City Nature Challenge, then start documenting native plants and animals we find in the Park!

For more information about these events and to sign up, visit: https://www.fotmpdc.org/events

Community Science

Winter Salt Watch - The salinity levels in the Washington Channel remain in the normal range, thanks to our warmer winter weather.  We'll keep monitoring through the winter months - you never know when a late-Winter snowstorm might hit the DC area!

Are you interested in helping us expand our water quality monitoring?  We have an opportunity to work with the Anacostia Riverkeeper on expanded water quality monitoring starting this Spring.  There will be training sessions in April.  If you are interested in helping with water quality monitoring, contact Corinne Irwin(Note:  The survey responses were anonymous, so we know someone out there is interested, we just don't know who you are!  Send Corinne an email!)

Looking forward to a great Spring in the Park!

Corinne Irwin, Chair