Thursday, March 5, 2015

Springing into Action

Although snow continues to fall as I write this, experience has given me faith that spring will in fact come.

Our December, January and February Community Clean-Up events each attracted a small but dedicated posse as we continued our assault on the severe English ivy infestation that threatens hundreds of trees in the area between South Capitol Street and Xenia Street SW.

We aim to have the whole thing under control by end of 2015 while also removing thousands of pounds of trash from areas to the north.

If the level of interested in recent weeks in any indication, it's going to be a good year for Shepherd Parkway.

On Wednesday, March 11, we will host a group of high school students from Florida who are traveling to DC with Grand Classroom.

At our Saturday, March 21 Community Clean-Up from 10 am 1 pm, we'll be joined by 12 teenaged social entrepreneurs with Learn-Serve.

Saturday, April 18 will be another Community Clean-Up, followed on  Saturday, April 25 by the Tau Beta Pi engineering honors society at the University of Maryland, and military services members on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22.

You don't have to be part of group of join us on these days. The more the merrier! For more information on volunteering, email Nathan at nbharrington at

Thursday, February 12, 2015

DC Area Military Service Members to Converge on Shepherd Parkway for Earth Day

Shepard Parkway Cleanup
1200-1600 on April 22nd

You are invited to attend a park cleanup at Shepherd Parkway. The park is part of the Civil War Defenses of DC and you can still see the earthwork remains of Fort Greble and Fort Carroll.

Meet at 1200 at the P6 garage entrance (by LL5) to be picked up by GV. If driving or walking (1.1mi) to the site, meet at the intersection of Parkland Place and MLK Drive SE. Uniform for the event is ODUs for Active Duty and long pants/work boots for civilians.  Gloves and water will be provided. A GV will be arranged to arrive back at HQ before 1600 for those needing to make a carpool.

Please RSVP to LT Keith Blevins to ensure there will be enough seats in the GVs.  -  202-372-2324

National Park Service - Shepard Parkway Website