It’s that time of year again for the National Cherry Blossom Festival on the National Mall and Memorial Parks — March 18th to April 2th! We simply cannot pull off this gargantuan event without your help.
My name is James Pierce and I am working with the Centennial Ambassadors recruit volunteers for the festival. We need your help with the recycling effort. Hundreds of thousands of visitors come to the park to enjoy these beautiful cherry trees, a gift from Japan in 1912. Lots of visitors = lots of waste, much of which can be recycled. We want to make sure that happens – and we cannot do it without volunteers. Last year we recycled a record of 3.5 tons of trash!
Volunteers will rove the busiest areas of the festival site and collect recyclables using trash grabbers. Volunteers will also help remove full bags from recycling containers and replace them with empty bags. Gloves, trash grabbers, and a cool shirt will be provided. 🙂
We have two time slots available throughout the festival:
11:00 am-3:00 pm, and
3:30 -7:00 pm every day of the event with a big push on the weekends.
We will have a cap of 50 people per time slot. We need all the help we can get! Groups and individuals of all ages are welcome! Please contact me, Pierce James, at james_pierce to sign up or if you need more information. Come make a difference and keep the park clean while helping to ensure the preservation of this living legacy to international friendship. Join us in the fun and excitement!
Thank you, friends, for all that you do. We look forward to seeing you!
James Pierce, Volunteer Coordinator
National Mall and Memorial Parks
National Park Service
P.S. Last year our friends at American Express helped us make a promotional video, if you volunteered last year look to see if you’re on it!