Day one of Operation District Drilldown will take place at the Fort Dupont Community Gardens and Park. This 376 acre wooded park was once home to an earthen fort built to protect Washington, DC, during the Civil War. Today the community uses this space for nature walks, biking, caring for garden plots in in Fort Dupont Community Gardens - a place that's known for a place of physical, mental, spiritual, and social renewal, experiencing environmental education, concerts, and ranger-led programs.
Volunteers will also need to complete the waiver for the National Park Service.
Probable Tasks Include:
Improve trail maps, signage, and blazes
Repair road around garden with fresh gravel
Install metal garden post signs for each community garden plot
Offer assistance and materials to fix up garden plots/fences- will offer seating options and garden bed options
Mulch aisleways of community garden
Operation District Drilldown:
Get ready to witness the power of a veteran-led community impact with our 7th Annual Mass Deployment! This electrifying team-based service event brings together veterans, local partners, and volunteers in a single city for an entire week of non-stop action.
Starting on June 23, we will be partnering with six local organizations to complete transformational projects that will boost the current efforts of the partner and impact local community members. Our projects will be taking place in Ward 7 and Ward 8. For more information visit our website.
What To Wear
TMC blues;Clothes that can get dirty
Uneven terrain;Wheelchair accessible site and bathrooms;Handicap Parking available;Jobs available for persons with limited mobility
What to Bring
Just yourself; we will provide lunch, water, and all the tools you need. All ages and abilities welcome!
This event is rain or shine so please plan accordingly.
Kids (under 13)
Megan Krusemkruse@missioncontinues.org +18786709400
When and where
23 June, 2023
08:30 AM - 04:00 PM (America/New_York)
Fort DuPont Community Gardens
Fort Dupont Dr SE, Washington, DC 20019 in your GPS. If you have trouble locating the Center take Ft Davis Dr SE and then turn onto Ft Dupont drive, you will see the center on your right about 1/4 mile down the road.
washington, DC 20002
Free parking on-site