Category: News

June 2, 2021June 2, 2021
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How to Grow a Lotus from Seed

How to Grow a Lotus from Seed So you’ve been to Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, you’ve delighted in the fragrant and showy blooms of the lotus, and now you’re at home, wishing you had a piece of that paradise to enjoy every day. Well, this post is for you. If you’ve got a sunny spot, a...

May 7, 2021May 7, 2021
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2021 Earth Day Cleanup: A Successful Day of Stewardship!

2021 Earth Day Cleanup: A Successful Day of Stewardship! Six tires, a shopping cart and 116 bags of trash. This is what our volunteers collected on April 24, in an effort to prepare the Gardens for peak season and pay homage to Mother Earth. The Earth Day clean up, in partnership with Anacostia Watershed Society,...

May 7, 2021May 7, 2021
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Spring Break Junior Ranger Camp with Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

Spring Break Junior Ranger Camp with Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens Learn, Protect, Explore, Share The motto of a Junior Ranger is to learn, explore, and protect the natural world. At Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, we believe in one more important aspect to a great Junior Ranger which was one of our Spring Break...

May 7, 2021May 7, 2021
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Species Spotlight: Insects & Pollination

Species Spotlight: Insects & Pollination Shannah is back again with another round of species spotlight this month, featuring a few of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens’ pollinators and interesting insects.  Pollinators and Insects  April showers bring May flowers! How do we get such beautiful flowers to bloom year after year? Pollination! Pollination is the process by which...

March 10, 2021March 10, 2021
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Celebrating Women’s History Month at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

Celebrating Women’s History Month at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens and the area surrounding it have incredible histories filled with women who have stood up, taken charge, and made their mark on the world for the better. From business owners to dedicated lovers of the park, here are just a few stories of the...

December 8, 2020December 8, 2020
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A VISTA’s Story of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

My name is Megan Singleton, this year’s Americorps VISTA serving with Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. I wanted to take a moment to share my story with you and tell you about my love for Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. When I started with Friends back in January, I was new to the city, new to the...

November 3, 2020November 3, 2020
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2020-21 Artist in Residency: Down to Earth

Calling All Artists! The application is now open for the new artist residency at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens! Down to Earth is a creative project partnership between Capital Fringe, Caandor Labs, and Friends of the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, a proud partner of the National Park Service. We are offering four paid artists’ residencies under the theme...

September 11, 2020September 11, 2020
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9/11 Day of Service: Meet Megan

By: Megan Singleton, AmeriCorps VISTA member When I graduated from college last year, I was floundering to find a way that I could incorporate my desire to explore, my love of environmental activism, and my burgeoning need to find a job that would make an impact. I came across the Americorps description for Volunteer and...

September 9, 2020September 9, 2020
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Donor Highlight: Kelly Fisher of Wildflower Yoga

Meet Kelly Fisher, one of Friends’ donor champions! Kelly runs Wildflower Yoga, which focuses on the physical and spiritual healing power of yoga, and recently raised $1,045 for our annual summer camp through a yoga fundraiser!    Kelly says that, “since the pandemic began and then the cause of racial justice came to the forefront...

July 22, 2020July 22, 2020
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Virtual Summer Camp 2020: A Success!

One of the best times of year is the short few weeks in the heat of summer when kids come together to enjoy nature. At Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, that means summer camp. Birds and bees and lotus and field trips and water parks and hiking trails- you name it, we do it. But,...