Friday, January 25, 2008

A Huge Thank You to all the Volunteers! -Irv-

Thanks….. it could not have been done without you!

What do 58 large bags of trash, two lawnmowers, a fence, the remains of a metal utility shed, three mattresses, several automobile tires, hubcaps and assorted miscellaneous debris have in common? They all were among the items cleared from along the creek as part of the 2nd Annual Pope Branch Park Clean-up Event in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of National Service held yesterday, January 21st, 2008

This could not have been accomplished without the support of the members and staff of the Earth Conservation Corps, Casey Trees, the DC Department of the Environment, DC Department of Parks and Recreation, DC Department of Public Works and the 100 plus volunteers from east and west of the river who braved the cold to be of service. The event was truly an expression of Dr. King’s vision of people of diverse backgrounds coming together, making a difference for all of the community.

On behalf of the Pope Branch Park Restoration Alliance (PBPRA), I want to thank all who participated. If you are interested in the on-going efforts of the PBPRA, to restore and revitalize this little community gem and the tributary that runs through it, into the Anacostia River, please come to our monthly meeting. That meeting is held on the first Thursday of each month, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church, 3000 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington DC 20020. For more information you can contact Joseph Glover, founder and chair, PBPRA by calling (202) 581-1214 or by email:

The next meeting is scheduled for February 7th, 2008.


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