We HEART DC’s Green Spaces!
Yoga Hikes DC is spreading the word about some amazing local nonprofit organizatoins that are preserving and supporting DC green spaces that we all use and love! Not only do these organizations offer volunteer opportunities, many have membership dues that are extremely reasonable and they all accept donations. Support for these nonprofits really helps them do the important work of preserving and advocating for these spaces, which so many of us treasure. Please consider donating, volunteering, and becoming a member of one of the following local nonprofits!
Rock Creek Conservancy
Rock Creek Conservancy is a nonprofit group working to protect the lands and waters of Rock Creek and revitalize Rock Creek Park for people to treasure and enjoy.
Rock Creek Conservancy is the only organization solely dedicated to Rock Creek and its parks. The creek meanders 33 miles through the Washington metropolitan area, crossing federal lands as well as district, city, county, and state boundaries. Although parkland borders much of the creek, the surrounding development threatens the health and beauty of these natural areas. Rock Creek Conservancy is uniquely positioned to foster outreach, education, and protection efforts to overcome threats to Rock Creek.
We work through a combination of education, advocacy, and action. Our strategy is to build partnerships with government agencies, nonprofit organizations, businesses, institutions, community groups, and residents to work together to preserve Rock Creek for present and future generations.
See website for volunteer opportunities. Membership: Individual $35, Family $50
Dumbarton Oaks Parks Conservancy
The Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy is a non-profit organization established in 2010 that seeks to restore the bulk of one of America’s ten greatest garden landscape designs, namely 27-acre Dumbarton Oaks Park, formerly part of the Dumbarton Oaks estate in Georgetown, Washington, DC. The estate is a milestone in the history of American landscape architecture and a landmark in our social history since it is the finest work of Beatrix Farrand, America’s first female professional landscape architect, one of eleven founding members of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and one of America’s foremost landscape practitioners of the 20th century.
We welcome your input and ideas, your contributions of time, talent, sweat (we field teams of volunteer “weed warriors” in the Park), caring, and, yes, your financial support, which is vital to the success of this multi-year undertaking. Please read our other website pages to learn more about the history and significance of this park and the transformational events now taking place there…of which we hope you will become a part.
See website for volunteer opportunities. Donations accepted.
Friends of the National Zoo
Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) is the dedicated non-profit partner of the National Zoo. FONZ helps the Zoo fulfill its goal of excellence in animal care, science, sustainability, and education.
Thousands of animals at the National Zoo need you. So does the world’s wildlife. Caring for animals at the Zoo and protecting them in the wild is challenging—and always will be. But success is possible with your help.
Join FONZ and help the National Zoo to continue its extraordinary work in the conservation and care of the world’s rarest animals and habitats. Learn more about FONZ.