May 1, 2012
Three Aggies at Earth Day
-- On Saturday April 21 members of the Washington, DC chapter of the North Carolina A&T State University Alumni Association, Incorporated (DC Chapter) participated in the Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS) Earth Day Clean & Celebration. Aggies and their families participated in clean-up activities at Heritage & Kingman Islands near Robert F. Kennedy Stadium in the District of Columbia, and West Hyattsville Metro station in Maryland. Activities included trash and recyclable material removal and the removal of invasive plant species.
The opportunity to volunteer with the Anacostia Watershed Society provided chapter members and their families an opportunity to explore a hidden gem in our region. The DC Chapter has in previous years participated in local Earth Day events, other local clean-up events and are ardent supporters of the research done by the School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. As alumni of an 1890 land-grant institution, the DC Aggies are well aware of the importance of engaging in sustainable practices.
The NC A&T Alumni Association - Washington, DC chapter - http://www.wdc-ncatalumni.org
was founded in 1946 and seeks to increase alumni awareness and involvement in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and to support the efforts of the national organization by recruiting students, awarding scholarships,and being a focal point for higher education in the local community. Furthermore, the chapter is engaged in a $250,000 "Give for the Goal" giving campaign to support the 2012 annual fund.