EARTH SANGHA | DC-AREA FIELD SCHEDULE
Please note: This schedule is subject to revision. For the most recent scheduling, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 764-4830.
Logistics: Unless heavy rain is forecast or an update indicates otherwise, you can assume that we will be out. Bring work gloves, if you have them, and a bottle of drinking water. Unless otherwise noted, we will provide tools. Wear sturdy shoes to our field events. Please do not wear sandals or open-toed shoes! And if you are coming out to one of our field sites, such as Meadowood, you're better off wearing long light-weight pants, rather than shorts. (But shorts are fine at the nursery.) And if you're new to our work, it's best to confirm before you come. You can confirm by contacting Lisa. (See the previous paragraph.)
If you live in the DC area and would like to get involved in conservation, we want to hear from you. We could really use your help, and you could make a big difference to the remaining natural places of this region. We work with over 600 volunteers every year, and these people are crucial to just about everything that we do in the DC area.
If your company is looking for employee volunteer venues, or outdoor team-building activities, please get in touch with us. We have experience working with large numbers of people in the field, and we would be happy to help you plan an event that will benefit local parkland.
If you're lost, please call Lisa on her cell, at 571-213-8025.
Every Monday, at Long Branch Nature Center, from 9:30 am to Noon. We will be at Long Branch Nature Center cleaning seeds every Monday from January 5th to February 9th. Every fall we collect TONS of native plant seeds and so then come wintertime we need to clean all these seeds! Come join us and the Arlington Master Naturalists for a morning of seed cleaning and conversation. We will not meet on MLK Day, Monday, January 19th.
-Directions to Long Branch Nature Center: The Center is located at 625 South Carlin Springs Road in Arlington. (See the ADC Northern Virginia Map Book, map 5647, square A3.) The closest major intersection is just half a mile south of the Nature Center, at Carlin Springs Road and Columbia Pike (244). View the Nature Center's location on Google Maps.
Every Saturday, at the Arlington Village's meeting room, from 9:30 am to Noon. We will be at the Arlington Village's meeting room cleaning seeds every Saturday from January 10th to February 14th. Every fall we collect TONS of native plant seeds and so then come wintertime we need to clean all these seeds! Come join us and the Arlington Master Naturalists for a morning of seed cleaning and conversation.
-Directions to Arlington Village: From 395 North toward DC, exit on South Glebe Rd./State Route 120 N; go about a mile, and take a slight right to South Walter Reed Dr.; take your 3rd right on 16th St.; take next left at Edgewood St. You will soon see our meeting point. Park on the street. The meeting point is marked on the View the meeting point on Google maps.
Sunday, January 25th, at Marie Butler Leven Preserve, from 10 am to 2 pm. Lisa Bright will lead volunteers to remove ivy, bush honeysuckle, and burning bush in a forested section of the Preserve. Gloves and tools will be provided.
-Directions to the Native Arboretum: The Marie Butler Leven Preserve is in McLean, Virginia. The street address is 1501 Kirby Road. (See the ADC Northern Virginia Map Book, map 5526, square G2.) If you’re coming from the Beltway, exit on Route 66 East; from 66, take the first exit, to Leesburg Pike (Route 7); turn left on Leesburg Pike, then almost immediately after the underpass, turn right onto Idylwood Road (695). Just stay on Idylwood, which becomes Kirby Road after the intersection with Great Falls Street. Stay on Kirby; once you have passed the stop sign at Chesterbrook Road, the Preserve is about half a mile up on the right. View the Preserve's location on Google Maps.
More events to come! Please check back.