2013 Picnic on the Potomac

July 28, 2013

Potomac Conservancy was thrilled to host another wonderful Picnic on the Potomac in celebration of the dedication and commitment of our friends, volunteers and supporters. Hosted at Carderock Pavilion in Maryland, picnic goers enjoyed a sunny and fun-filled day with free children's crafts and games, BBQ, flavored ice and live music by Lilt.

Special guest, Nicholas DiPasquale, Director of the EPA's Chesapeake Bay Program, helped us honor MIRA USA as our 2013 Volunteer of the Year. MIRA USA volunteers dedicated more than 225 hours of service this year towards improving the health of our lands and waters! Potomac Conservancy is truly inspired by the cheerful enthusiasm MIRA's volunteers bring to each event and the dedication of leaders Gloria Rodriguez and Ariadna Buonviri of the Rockville, MD chapter. In a special restoration project this spring, 30 MIRA volunteers removed invasive bamboo from Glen Echo Park in Maryland. The bamboo was then donated to the Smithsonian National Zoo where it was used to feed the giant pandas and other animals.

Local photographer and long-time friend, Ed Tenney, helped us capture the celebration!