The Corps Network's Great Outdoors Day of Service is our way to recognize June as Great Outdoors Month. The purpose of the Day of Service is twofold:
1) Inspire people to get outside and contribute to the preservation of America's natural spaces.
2) Raise awareness about how Conservation Corps, volunteers and other national service programs play an extremely important role in protecting and improving our public lands.
WHAT WILL THE DAY INVOLVE?
The day starts with registration at the FDR Memorial, located on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Volunteers will be assigned project sites (transportation to sites will be provided).
Project sites will include the National Mall and Rock Creek Park. Depending on the project site, service may involve invasive species removal, landscaping or painting.
After the service projects are complete, volunteers will be transported back to the FDR Memorial for a rally during which we'll hear from inspiring leaders in conservation and service. Lunch will be provided. The day's events are expected to conclude around ~2:00 pm.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING/WEAR?
- Check the forecast before heading out in the morning: the service projects are outside and will continue, rain or shine. Plan ahead and bring rain jackets or sunscreen/sun protection as appropriate.
- Volunteers will receive free Day of Service t-shirts.
- Be prepared to get dirty. Service projects will involve painting and working in the dirt.
- Wear close-toed shoes.
- Bottled water, breakfast and lunch will be provided for volunteers, but you may want to bring additional water or snacks.
WHO WILL BE THERE?
- Corps staff and Corpsmembers from across the country
- Friends and partners of The Corps Network
Have questions about the event? Want to register a group? Please contact Bobby Tillett, Member Services Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org