Monday, February 22, 2010

Homegoing of a Friend and Leader

Joseph A. Glover, Founder and Chair of the Pope Branch Park Restoration Alliance died on January 26th, 2010. Mr. Glover lived on the border of the Park and loved it and the stream dearly. He spent numerous hours over the years cleaning the park, organizing residents to become stewards of it and to pressure government to make improvements to it. He was a leader and an inspiration to those of us who have worked in the park and along the stream. Although he is gone his spirit still remains and it inspires all of us to action.

Stream Designs Coming Soon!!!

Preliminary stream designs will be ready in early March and meetings with community residents will be set up so that residents in the Pope Branch watershed can provide feedback to the proposal for how the stream will look. The first time for public viewing of the preliminary stream designs will be on March 9th, 2010 at 7pm at the PennBranch Citizens Civic Association meeting at Pennsylvania Ave. Baptist Church (3000 Pennsylvania Ave. SE).

For more information contact Josh Burch at the District Department of the Environment at or (202) 535-2247.