Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Upcoming Events

Invasive Removal at Dumbarton Oaks Park (Feb. 22)
This activity was originally scheduled for Feb. 15 but had to be rescheduled due to inclement weather.  Though Dumbarton Oaks Park isn’t technically Rock Creek Park, it is managed by the National Park Service and adjoins with Rock Creek Park. We will be joining forces with Ann Aldridge of Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy. Dumbarton Oaks, formerly part of the Dumbarton Oaks Estate, is a lovely section of Parkland that was designed by Beatrix Farrand, America’s first female professional landscape architect. The removal will start at 10:00 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m. Please RSVP to Mary Farrah for the meet-up location. 

4-H Volunteer Leaders Training (March 1)
The 4-H Volunteer Leaders Training prepares adults to assist youth in managing 4-H clubs and activities. Learn how to support our youth in learning about leadership and opportunities that help them to meet their full potential. Volunteers have been an integral part of the success of 4-H since the 1920s, serving as club and project leaders, camp counselors, and even as trainers and mentors. 4-H adult volunteers have the unique opportunity to make a significant and positive contribution to youth development by sharing learned skills, making a difference in their lives and leaving a legacy. Contact Rebecca Bankhead to sign up!

Lead Abatement Worker Course (March 14 and 17)
As part of its efforts to be ever more relevant to the needs of residents and communities of D.C., UDC's Architectural Research Institute is offering training for participants interested in becoming certified lead abatement workers. Attendees of the two day Lead Abatement Worker Course will: 1) Engage in interactive classroom training, 2) Participate in a small classroom setting and one-on-one training, 3) Receive  a comprehensive manual to keep for future reference, 4) Engage in hands on training in a state of the art containment room and 5) Receive a Lead Abatement Worker Certificate of Completion. The first day of the course will be held March 14 and March 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The course, which has a fee of $275, will be repeated in April. Contact Marshelle Hailstock at or (202) 274-7115 for more information.

March Invasive Removal
For our March invasive plant removal, we will be joining forces with Rock Creek Conservancy and John Shorb Landscaping for a short but sweet event removing English ivy from the trees along Rock Creek Parkway. This will be on Saturday, March 29th from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Contact Mary Farrah if you are interested in participating.  

National Capital Region Water Resources Symposium (April 4)
UDC will be hosting the National Capital Region Water Resources Symposium on April 4th. This one-day symposium will bring together various water resources stakeholders to discuss challenges and opportunities for sustainable management of water resources and infrastructure in the region, as well as nationally and internationally. Online registration is available until March 21, 2014. Contact Dr. Tolessa Deksissa at for more information.

Lead Abatement Worker Course (April 14 and 15)
March's lead abatement short course will be repeated April 14-15. Contact Marshelle Hailstock at or (202) 274-7115 for more information.

Sustainability and Social Enterprise Summit (April 18)
The University of the District of Columbia is bringing together thought-leaders in the District to discuss the current state of Sustainability and Social Enterprise. The DC Sustainability and Social Enterprise Summit will bring together people and ideas related to sustainable urban development and entrepreneurship. Seth Goldman, of Honest Tea will deliver the keynote address. Registration opens next month. Contact Dr. Wayne Curtis at for more information.

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