Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Happy holidays everyone!

As we enter this season of good cheer I want to suggest that you start racking up “good deeds” for the year to come – you never know when Santa starts putting his list together. As you begin planning 2010 please place this event on your calendar and come out and help in putting a bit of shine on your community. We will be out rain or snow on MLK Day unless we encounter a blizzard similar to the one we just experienced. Even though its winter time, I can assure you that once we get started you’ll warm up. We will be clearing trash and debris from the park and the surrounding neighborhood, removing invasive plants that choke out native trees and shrubs, inventorying where street trees are needed, planting ten trees in the park and marking drains with plaques indicating that they lead to the Anacostia River and to not dump into them.. This event will qualify for DC Public School service credits so if you know a student, let them know about this opportunity. We’ll have donuts and hot coffee to warm you up throughout the day. We look forward to seeing you on January 18th. Contact me by email or at the numbers below and please pass the word.

Take care


tel: 202-575-1469
cell: 202-299-6503

e-mail: irv.sheffey@ sierraclub. org

4th Annual MLK Jr's Day of National Service CLEAN UP EVENT

The Pope Branch Park Restoration Alliance
In conjunction with

● Groundwork Anacostia River
● Earth Conservation Corps
● Wholeness for Humanity
● Sierra Club
● Ward 8 Environmental Council
● River East Emerging Leaders
● Greater DC Cares
● Advisory Neighborhood Commission 7A
● DC Office of the Clean City
● DC Department of the Environment
● DC Department of Transportation DC Department of Parks and Recreation
● DC Department of Public Works

Invites you to join us at our

4th Annual Pope Branch Park Clean-up Event in honor of the
Martin Luther King Jr.
Day of National Service
January 18, 2009
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

This Community Service Project celebrates Dr. King and the continuing efforts of Joseph Glover, Founder & Chair of the Pope Branch Park Restoration Alliance 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 ●