Information on The Corps Network’s Great Outdoors Day of Service in the Nation’s Capital


The Corps Network is hosting the FIRST ANNUAL Great Outdoors Day of Service in the Nation’s Capital!

In recognition and celebration of Great Outdoors Month, The Corps Network (TCN) will hold its first annual Great Outdoors Day of Service in the Nation’s Capital.  We would be honored if you would join us for all or part of the day.

  • When:  Friday, June 13, 2014, 11am – 4pm
  • Where: FDR Memorial – We will convene at the FDR Memorial on the National Mall
  • What:  The kick-off event, designed to inspire the group and get everyone into the spirit of service in the great outdoors, will feature several prominent speakers and showcase a number of innovative and successful service projects on public lands. 

                        Interior Secretary Sally Jewell (likely)
                        NPS Director Jon Jarvis (invited)
                        CNCS CEO Wendy Spencer (likely)

Following the kick-off event, Corpsmembers and volunteers will receive boxed lunches and be transported to work on a variety of service projects on the National Mall, at Fort DuPont Park, and other National Park Service sites throughout the District.  Please join us for this event! 

Despite the short notice, we are hoping to get representation from as many Corps across the county as possible.  Please consider attending the Day of Service with several or many of your Corpsmembers.

We’ve already received confirmations from

  • Harpers Ferry Job Corps
  • Earth Conservation Corps
  • Groundwork Anacostia
  • New Jersey Youth Corps of Phillipsburg

For additional information, please contact:
Mary Ellen Sprenkel
President & CEO
The Corps Network
1100 G Street, NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 737-6272

or Click here for The Corps Network’s GO Month Toolkit 

Can’t Come to D.C.?
Follow the Great Outdoors Day of Service on social media:

  •  Use the hashtag #dayofservice
  •  Share your posts with us @TheCorpsNetwork
  •  Follow the Day of Service on The Corps Network’s Facebook page

Sample Tweets or Facebook posts:
On @TheCorpsNetwork #dayofservice, @CORPSNAME is removing invasive species #GreatOutdoorsMonth [attach photo]

Today we celebrate @TheCorpsNetwork #dayofservice by fixing a trail at XYZ Park #GreatOutdoorsMonth [attach photo]

For @TheCorpsNetwork #dayofservice, we celebrate our corpsmembers and the chance to #getoutdoors and serve. [attach photo]