September 10: Paddle the Potomac-- the second such paddle of the summer, come enjoy some time on the river after work. We launch from Key Bridge Boathouse, Washington, D.C. RSVP details to come; contact Ed Stierli (firstname.lastname@example.org).
September 12-14: Mid-Atlantic Regional Council Meeting-- NPCA staff and volunteers meet, tour parks, and engage with area allies in historic Philadelphia, PA; contact Joy Oakes (email@example.com).
September 27: National Public Lands Day -- stay tuned for more details about how the Mid-Atlantic office will be celebrating this year's public lands day. See "Partner Events" below for parks in our region offering events or activities this year.
October 2: See America at DOI -- view a collection of "See America" artwork celebrating our national parks at the Interior Museum during an event sponsored by NPCA and Creative Action Network, Washington, D.C.; contact Katherine McKinney (firstname.lastname@example.org).
October 5: Fort Hunt Community Day -- join others in the community and help preserve, protect, and enhance this national asset along the Potomac River; contact Ed Stierli (email@example.com).
October 25: Fort McHenry Field Day -- spend a beautiful fall Saturday with NPCA at the historic Fort McHenry; contact Ed Stierli (firstname.lastname@example.org).
November 1: Reclaim the Cove -- take part in a cleanup of this family farm and adjacent park, or paddle the cove while collecting trash. Oxon Cove Park, Washington, D.C., and Oxon Hill Farm, Oxon Hill, MD; contact Ed Stierli (email@example.com).
Anacostia Watershed Society brings back its popular (& free) Paddle Nights: 1 river, 5 locations, 25 nights of paddling. Check out the summer calendar here.
Star-Spangled 200 celebrates the bicentennial of the War of 1812 with events up and down the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail. June - September is full of battle reenactments, living history demonstrations, and star-spangled pride. Learn more here. The festivities conclude with the Star-Spangled Spectacular in Baltimore from September 10 - 15. Visit Fort McHenry, participate in creating a living flag, tour a ship, watch an air show and catch the fireworks. More details on the days-long festival can be found here.
National Public Lands Day 2014 will be celebrated at parks across the country on Saturday, September 27. In the Mid-Atlantic Region, some of the parks participating include:
District of Columbia
Fort Dupont Park
National Mall and Memorial Parks
Rock Creek Park
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
Fort Washington Park
Hampton National Historic Site
Monocacy National Battlefield
Oxon Cove Park and Oxon Hill Farm
Arlington National Cemetery
Blue Ridge Parkway
Great Falls Park
Manassas National Battlefield Park
Prince William Forest Park
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Stay updated on newly registered sites and find out how to volunteer at any of the parks above here.
Freedom to Float 2014 Events
June 6, 2014 to August 17, 2014
NPCA and supporters are holding paddling and cleanup events throughout the region.