Saturday, March 23 marked the third Shepherd Parkway community clean-up in as many months.
Participants included a boisterous group from the Wild Bunch Sports Bike Club of Maryland, and American University's Zeta Psi fraternity.
During the February clean-up, a huge pile of tires and trash bags was left at the bottom of the escarpment below LeBaum Street because it was too slippery to haul up. Fifteen volunteers formed a chain to move it all up to the street, while others pulled dozens of bags full of trash off the slope just to the north. In total, we removed an estimated 200 tires and 300 bags of trash from the forest.
A small but enthusiastic group from University of Maryland rescued trees south of Malcolm X Avenue from invasive English Ivy.
Spring has sprung, and Shepherd Parkway is growing healthier and more beautiful with every clean-up event.
Mark your calendars now for our next best chance on Saturday, April 20 from 10 am to 1 pm.
The job is immense but every little bit counts. We need you, and your friends.