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Media Advisory: 200+ Volunteers to Address Backlogged Maintenance at Teddy Roosevelt Island for Great Outdoors Day of Service

Activities to include repairing trails and boardwalks closed due to flooding; clearing overgrown trails; invasive species removal; landscaping; graffiti removal

An official event of Great Outdoors Month®, 6th Annual Great Outdoors Day of Service to raise awareness about importance of outdoor service and volunteerism and engage young adults and local volunteers in Capitol Region park maintenance. Volunteers to include more than 130 young adults and veterans from Conservation Corps and a Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center from the DMV-Region/Mid-Atlantic.

WHAT: 6th Annual Great Outdoors Day of Service
WHEN: Friday, June 14, 2019, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Theodore Roosevelt Island, Washington, DC
WHO: HOST:
The Corps NetworkATTENDEES:
More than 200 volunteers from local and national organizations, including 100+ young adults from Conservation Corps/AmeriCorps programs in DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV

SPEAKERS, DISTINGUISHED GUESTS:
David Bernhardt, Secretary of the Interior;
Vicki Christiansen, Chief of the U.S. Forest Service;
Chester Spellman, Director of AmeriCorps;
Charles Cuvelier, Superintendent, George Washington Memorial Parkway
Sen. Lisa Murkowski
Rep. Jamie Raskin

CONTACT: Hannah Traverse, Communications Manager, The Corps Network
[email protected], (office) 202-737-6272
WHY: June is Great Outdoors Month™: a presidentially-proclaimed month-long celebration of outdoor recreation. However, many of our favorite outdoor pastimes would not be possible without proper stewardship of park resources. The Corps Network Great Outdoors Day of Service is an annual event that engages volunteers in hands-on park maintenance in the nation’s capital and raises awareness about ongoing ways people can participate in volunteer or national service programs on public lands. Parks in Washington, DC alone have over $1.2 billion in deferred maintenance; the Day of Service highlights how everyone can help maintain and improve our shared natural and cultural resources. Activities to include repairing trails and boardwalks closed due to flooding; clearing overgrown trails; invasive species removal; landscaping; graffiti removal and other projects. The Day of Service comes at the end of Outdoor Stewardship Week (#ServeOutdoors), a national social media campaign to raise awareness about service and volunteerism outdoors.
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SOCIAL MEDIA: #ServeOutdoors @TheCorpsNetwork

EVENT WEBPAGE: bit.ly/DayofService19