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details (and call for help) : First Annual Nature Lovers Picnic

From: Sankar
Sent on: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 8:52 AM
Here are the details! Hope you all can make it!!

Also, Thanks to all who came out to the Poolesville hike. Especially to John and Nancy for posting some beautiful pictures.

What: First Annual nature Lovers Picnic

When: May 2,[masked]:00 AM

Price: $10.00 per person

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: Welcome to our first annual picnic in picnic grove # 9 in Rock creek park near military road (directions below) from 10 am to 1pm! We'll have birdwatching early in the morning, food, fun and games (frisbee, soccer,...) from 10 to 1pm and then around 2pm a hike in rock creek park during which we will pick up recyclables (if possible). So come on out and enjoy the day in nature with us! Feel free to bring friends, family and loved ones! Our resident frisbee champion Lori might be organizing a frisbee game.

Park service regulations: NO ALCOHOL (Sorry!); NO PARKING ON GRASS; PETS MUST BE LEASHED.

For the birdwatching (starting at 8 am) please sign up on the separate birding meetup set up by Scott

Suggested donation of $10 (click on "Pay with Paypal" ) will be used solely for meetup expenses (the website alone costs $180 per year). You can bring food (enough to serve 3 to 5 people) instead of payment if you like. No one will be turned away for lack of contribution. Please let us know what you will be bringing.

HOW YOU CAN HELP: This is a potluck picnic. We ask (but don't require) you to either donate or bring food. (no alcohol please -- park service rules). We (the organizers) will try to have the basics but we can always use help. We would need charcoal and lighter for grill, foldable chairs, table, biodegradable plates, cups, forks, etc., boombox (with its own power), water, ....If you can bring any of these please let us know so that we don't have to worry about it.

Directions: From Military road or 16th street go to intersection of Joyce road with Beach drive. Go north on beach drive for about a mile (taking care to watch out for joggers, walkers,...) until you see picnic grove # 9 on the right (the picnic spots are all numbered).

metro : Take S2 or S4 running on 16th street from Silver spring metro or near Columbia heights metro or McPherson square metro or metro center or federal triangle. Get off at the intersection with Aspen rd
(between Whittier place and Alaska ave). Aspen goes west towards rock creek park as Sherrill drive. Walk on Sherrill to Beach drive and you will see picnic spot on right. It is about a 5 minute walk.

Biking: You can bike all the way on Beach drive to the picnic grove.

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