Friday, August 10, 2007

Neighborhood Cleanup on Saturday

Don’t forget that there will be a volunteer neighborhood clean-up tomorrow, Saturday, August 11 starting at 9:00 a.m. This initiative is being sponsored by ANC Commissioner Chapple and neighborhood blogger Treebox Vodka.

Meet at the (still non-operating) Watha T. Daniels Library on Rhode Island Ave. Bring gloves, water, and willing hands. Trash bags, brooms, and maybe a one of those sticks with a nail on the end wouldn’t hurt either.

This is the first of what is hoped to be a monthly effort, and will concentrate on the 7th Street corridor. It looks like the weather will be reasonably comfortable, so come on out and join your neighbors to help make Shaw look a little better.

UPDATE: About 15-20 people turned up on this beautiful Saturday morning to pick up trash along 7th Street. Thanks to Jason, James, and Martin for having everything so well-organized, including gloves and those keen little trash-grabber things (gotta get me one of those). I'm not sure how many trash bags were filled (mine was pretty stuffed by the time I got to M Street), but the haul was pretty good. I only found one Velikoff vodka bottle (at the P Street bus stop). Some passers-by even went out of their way to put some trash in my bag as they walked by. A good effort that bears repeating.


At 8/12/2007 7:29 AM, Anonymous m said...

Jason, Carrie and James did all the perfectly executed organization. I just added my usual obsessive compulsiveness to route out some weeds in the sidewalk cracks and take a few iPhone snaps to document folks working together


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