Thursday, January 22, 2009

Volunteerism pics

"Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love." Martin Luther King Jr.

Remember, change happens when "IT STARTS WITH US". Thanks, again, to our volunteers the service well done.
Photos taken by Zandra Chestnut.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Cheers to the MLK Jr. volunteers!

Whether the volunteers were climbing the steep slippery cliff picking up trash and removing invasive English ivy or ice skating across the Pope Branch stream to pick up that debris, we all had fun! One of the best things about this job is getting to work with such nice dedicated people. Kudos to Irv Sheffey and Dennis Chestnut and ECC!

On behalf of the Pope Branch Park Restoration Alliance, I would like to thank the volunteers from the Baptist Church down the street, the Charles County Public School youth, ECC, DPR and DDOE for a job well done! Stay tuned for more photos and testimonials from hauling a 30" TV to saving a trees!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

3rd Annual MLK Clean up, see you there!

Pope Branch Park
Restoration Alliance

In conjunction with the

Groundwork Anacostia River Earth Conservation Corps Casey Trees Endowment Sierra Club

DC Department of Parks & Recreation ● DC Department of the Environment

Invites you to join us at our

3rd Annual Pope Branch Park Clean-up Event

in honor of the

Martin Luther King Jr.

Day of National Service

January 19, 2009

9:00 am to 1:00 pm

This Community Service Project celebrates Dr. King and the Presidential Inauguration of President-Elect Barack Obama in the spirit that change happens when

“It Starts With Us”

To restore and beautify the Pope Branch Creek tributary of the Anacostia River

We will gather as a community to remove trash and invasive plant species from along the creek.

Meet us at Fairlawn Avenue & M Street, SE

For additional information and to register as an individual or as a group, please contact

Irv Sheffey

Sierra Club / Pope Branch Park Restoration Alliance

(202) 299-6503 ●