Volunteer with the West/Rhode Riverkeeper this Spring
The Beverly-Triton Park is seeking volunteers to help with a park clean-up.
Recently, Patch highlighted a few Virginia college students who were spending their spring break helping the Chesapeake Bay. If these students inspired you to get involved—then you should check out some of these local volunteer opportunities.
The West/Rhode Riverkeeper is seeking volunteers to help with a variety of projects. Check out the details below and stay up-to-date on volunteer opportunities on their website.
Event: Project Clean Stream
Date: April 6, 9 a.m. to noon
Details: Join West/Rhode Riverkeeper and the Anne Arundel Public Water Access Committee and clean up old trash dumps in Beverly-Triton Park. This beautiful park was just recently opened to a wider audience and is in need of some work. You can find parking at the end of Triton Beach Road. Please bring water and gloves if you have them. More details can be found here.
Event: Watershed Snapshot
Date: April 13, 8 a.m. to noon
Details: Help take a "Snapshot" of the water quality in non-tidal streams in the West, Rhode and South River Watersheds. The West/Rhode Riverkeeper and South River Federation partner each year to enlist a team of volunteers to travel across the watersheds and take water samples of non-tidal streams. You will then return the samples to the South River Federation Office for them to be analyzed by a local lab. This information will provide a "snapshot" of how the rivers are doing at that particular time. You'll be required to attend one training session—training dates are April 7 at 5 p.m., or April 9 at 6:30 p.m. Both trainings will last for roughly two hours. Contact Joe at Joe@westrhoderiverkeeper.org or 410-867-7171 for more information or to sign up.
Event: West/Rhode River Water Quality Monitoring
Date: Wednesdays in May, 8 a.m. to noon
Details: Become a West/Rhode River water quality monitoring volunteer. The dedicated team of volunteers sample every Wednesday during the summer to collect data for the West/Rhode Rivers Report Card. Its not a bad way to spend a Wednesday morning, so join us for just one morning or become a regular volunteer. Contact Joe at Joe@westrhoderiverkeeper.org or 410-867-7171 for more information.
For more volunteer opportunities in Anne Arundel County click here.