Washington, D.C. Chapter Events

Theodore Roosevelt Island Cleanup - May 16th, 2021

Join the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Inland Ocean Coalition, Surfrider D.C., Alice Ferguson Foundation, Society for Conservation Biology D.C., and the National Park Service - Theodore Roosevelt Island for a cleanup on Sunday, May 16th from 9:30am-12:00pm EDT.


9:30 - 10:15 AM: Invasive Plant Educational walk - hear from Arlington Master Naturalist Erin Gleeson about the common invasive plant species that are found in the DMV and how they impact our local watershed, and take a short walk around the island to spot them. Erin will also share ways that you can help in your own yard or through volunteering.


10:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Trash Cleanup - Surfrider D.C., Inland Ocean Coalition D.C., and Society for Conservation Biology D.C. will be leading a trash cleanup around the island. Gloves, bags, trash pickers, and hand sanitizer will be provided.


Please note that parking is limited at the Theodore Roosevelt Island parking lot - plan to arrive early, bike or walk, or find alternate street parking in Rosslyn and walk over.

Surfrider D.C. follows strict CDC COVID-19 guidelines for our outdoor events. Masks must be worn at all times, and social distancing must be maintained with anyone outside of your family or "bubble/pod". Hand sanitizer will be provided.

Tag us in your photos, complete the data card as you clean up, and find out more about all organizations via our websites and social media below:

Inland Ocean Coalition D.C. - website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, & LinkedIn @dcchapterioc

Surfrider D.C. - website, Instagram & Facebook @surfriderdc

Alice Ferguson Foundation - website, Instagram & Facebook @alicefergusonfoundation

Society for Conservation Biology D.C.

National Park Service - Theodore Roosevelt Island