The Do Good Accelerator is hosting a monthly Issue Roundtable Series, featuring nonprofit and social innovation leaders.
Join us on the second Wednesday of the month for lunch to learn from an expert about conservation and the environment. Our second issue awareness roundtable will feature Ariel Trahn, director of River Restoration Programs, Anacostia Watershed Society. The Anacostia Watershed Society works to protect and restore the Anacostia River and its watershed communities by cleaning the water, recovering the shores, and honoring the heritage. The organization focuses on advocacy aimed at producing positive changes in the way environmental issues are addressed; education to teach environmental issues and concepts while engaging students of all ages in practical, hands-on stewardship activities; and stewardship to engage people in hands-on activities aimed at restoring the health and well-being of the Anacostia River its communities and its tributary streams and creeks.
As director of river restoration programs, Trahn oversees Anacostia Watershed Society’s stewardship, education and recreation programs. On any given day you might find Ariel in a classroom teaching students about impervious surfaces, leading a group of seventh graders on a canoe trip, or planting wild rice in the mudflats of Kenilworth Marsh. She serves on the Prince George’s County Public Schools Environmental Literacy Steering Committee, the Mid Atlantic Environmental Literacy Workgroup, and on the board of the D.C. Environmental Education Consortium. As a native Michigander who grew up swimming in crystal clear lakes and rivers, Ariel is passionate about making sure everyone has access to clean water.
This issue roundtable series is designed to provide continued learning opportunities, encourage discussion on important social issues and enable students to learn from leaders in the nonprofit and social innovation fields. This event is a can’t miss opportunity for students interested in conservation, sustainability and environmental education.
Seats are limited, so reserve your spot today by clicking here.
Ariel Trahn, director of River Restoration Programs, Anacostia Watershed Society
Kisha Logan, Manager, Do Good Accelerator
Conservation, Environment, Storm Water Pollution, River Restoration
For more information about Anacostia Watershed Society, visit http://www.anacostiaws.org/.