Sunday, September 16, 2007

cleaning up dc's streets

yesterday, i participated in the shaw neighborhood monthly clean up sponsored by treebox vodka and shaw main streets. here's a picture of jason and ethan (let me know if i messed up names!) prepping a tree box in the 1900 block of ninth street for liriope planting.
we picked up trash in the 1500 and 1900 blocks of ninth street and planted liriope in the treeboxes (added mulch too). lots of people from shiloh baptist church and other neighbors came out to thank us for the work and comment on how good things looked. the positive response we got from nearly everyone who walked by made us feel great (the great weather yesterday didn't hurt either!)

then, when i got home, i found this:
the whole east side of first street between seaton and t street had been weeded and mulched! i'm not sure who did it, but it looks a lot better than the two-foot high weeds that had been hiding plenty of malt liquor and vodka bottles beforehand. if someone wants to take credit for the clean-up of first street in the comments, go ahead and take a bow! good job!

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