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