Partner Event: Pope Branch Cleanup

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Date: Monday, January 16th

Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location: 2900 block of M Place & 2900 block of Fairlawn Ave SE.

BRING WITH YOU: Wear long pants and sturdy shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Bring extra layers as the event will take place in any weather! Please also bring your own water bottle for staying hydrated.

PROVIDED: We will provide work gloves , trash bags, bottled water and coffee.

Questions? Contact Irv Sheffey at 202-299-6503 (cell) for additional information.

Description: Volunteers will help with a massive river clean-up, removing trash and debris from Pope Branch to improve the health of the that tributary and the Anacostia River.

Since 2006 PBPRA, along with Anacostia River Keepers, DC Department of Public Works/SWEEP (Sanitation and Waste Enforcement and Education Program), Earth Conservation Corps, AmeriCorps, Sixth District Metropolitan Police Department, Serve Our City, Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 7B, environmental partners, volunteers and neighbors, have concentrated efforts to beautify and help restore Pope Branch Park and it's surrounding community. Volunteers from around the area have converged on our "gem of a park" and watershed to help educate neighbors and citizens residing in the Twining/Dupont Park community (Ward 7/SE DC) and to help bring back vital nutrients helping to sustain natural resources along the Anacostia River.

Pope Branch Park received needed restoration which started in March 2016. This project, one that has been in the making for many years and overseen by Mr. Joseph Glover (deceased), realigned the flow of water leading into the western-most portion of the Pope Branch Creek, included plantings of trees and shrubbery to help control sediment and water delivery into the Anacostia River, and as overseen by Josh Burch with DC Department of Energy and the Environment (DOEE). As a result work was reportedly completed in late September,-early October 2016. We're excited to be back in Pope Branch Park to enjoy the newly restored park and to continue our work furthering beautification.

This event will host over 100+ volunteers in celebration of Dr. King's legacy and as we remember the work of Mr. Glover, with service to our community. We plan to advertise our partners via a flyer. On the flyer we'd like to include Anacostia Watershed Society as a partner in the upcoming Earth Day celebration so that our neighbors, partners and volunteers are made aware of the event in April. If you would send to me a copy of your logo I'll have it attached to our flyer for distribution this week.

Event Date and Time: 
Mon, 01/16/2017 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

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