Restore Shepherd Parkway has always been a grassroots, all-volunteer campaign with few financial resources.
The National Park Service provides us with gloves, bags, and some other supplies. The Congress Heights Community Association, the Anacostia Coordinating Council, and the Coast Guard help with refreshments for volunteers when they can.
In November 2013 we received a $1,000 grant from The Pollination Project, which has paid for the printing of postcards and banners and the nourishment of volunteers. Individual committee members have spent hundred of dollars of their own money to fill in the gaps.
Now, for the first time, Restore Shepherd Parkway is able to accept online donations! Click the Donate button and top right to give now! Your generosity will help support the following:
-Lawn and street signs to increase awareness, pride and investment in the park by Ward 8 residents.
-The commissioning of a watercolor map of Shepherd Parkway by local artist Mary Belcher. Her gorgeous map of Marvin Gaye Park in Ward 7 help ignite the campaign that transformed "Needle Park" from DC's most polluted and dangerous into a treasured asset
-T-shirts for volunteers to help spread the word
-Gator aid, apples, coffee, donuts, lemonade and other seasonally approapriate drinks and snacks for our many volunteers
-Printing of outreach materials
-Educational and recreational events in the park
-Lobbying of the National Park Service and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton to bring the needed resources to Shepherd Parkway
If you share the dream of a healthy, vibrant natural oasis in Ward 8, please give as little or as much as you can afford.