The Rock Creek Conservancy needs volunteers of all ages to help remove the English ivy choking trees in Rock Creek Park. The conservancy has been organizing several such events throughout the park; the cleanup efforts this Saturday focus on Forest Hills’ own Soapstone Valley and the Normanstone section of the park. More information on the Soapstone cleanup below.[box]Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?'”
Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities. Join Rock Creek Conservancy and the National Park Service celebrate MLK day of service by removing English Ivy from the trees in Rock Creek Park. This event will take place on Saturday, January 19th, in the Rock Creek Park section of Soapstone Valley.
The event will be from 9:00 to 12:00. The Soapstone Valley event volunteers will meet at the trail head which is on Albemarle Street, about 300 ft EAST of the Albemarle Street and Connecticut Avenue intersection. The site location is metro accessible through the Van-Ness UDC Metro Stop (Red Line).[/box]
Click here to sign up for the Soapstone cleanup. Volunteers must be 16 or older to use tools, but again, all ages are welcome. The littlest ones can pick up trash and help pull up small vines.