w/ Nancy Stoner and Author Bobby Whitescarver
Wed, April 21st @ 7:00pm
All alumni, parents, and friends are invited to join us as we host an online event to discuss
“Swoope Almanac: Stories of Love, Land, and Water, in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley”, written by Robert Whitescarver, who will be joining us for this lively discussion. You can purchase the book here.
We are thrilled that our discussion will be enhanced by the participation of Nancy Stoner (CLAS’ 82), President of the Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN). Participants are also encouraged to join us at PRKN’s river clean-up scheduled for Saturday, April 24th.
Saturday, April 24 (Registration begins at 8:30 am-Noon)
*** Event Registration Full ***
Old Town Alexandria (Oronoco Bay Park and Rivergate City Park)
Oronoco Bay Park
100 Madison Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Registration table will be set up right at the foot of Madison Street.
The Potomac Riverkeeper Network’s <https://www.potomacriverkeepernetwork.org> mission is to protect the public’s right to clean water in the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers and their tributaries. They stop pollution to enhance the safety of our drinking water, protect healthy river habitats, and enhance public use and enjoyment.
Volunteers of all ages are needed to help remove single-use plastics and trash washed along the bank of the river. Please be prepared and dress accordingly. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting a little wet and muddy. Please bring water (in your reusable water bottle, of course) and snacks. PRKN will provide gloves, bags, and trash pickers.
At registration, they will ask you to complete a safety waiver to participate in the event (children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian who must complete and sign their waiver).
Please join PRKN staff for a fun and productive morning on the beautiful Potomac near Old Town Alexandria.
***Update regarding Covid-19 and social distancing***
Due to the ongoing pandemic, we will be following safe social distancing practices at this event. PRKN is extending the registration time for their cleanups to be one hour long, starting 30 minutes before the scheduled event start time to prevent overcrowding at the registration table. Masks must be worn at the registration table. We will be taking steps to minimize contact throughout the event.
Street parking is available at the end of Madison Street, and additional parking is available around the park and garages nearby.
Nearest Metro Station: King Street on Yellow/Blue Line
Thursday, April 29 @5:30-8pm