Located in the heart of Washington, D.C. Meridian Hill / Malcom X Park was the perfect location for a Saturday of park beautification work. 

Before we got started, Steve and Hannah from Washington Parks and People (who hosted the event) gave us a quick training and a pretty in-depth summary of the history of the park (dating back to the days of when the land belonged to Native Americans) and the type of work their organization has done to revitalize the park (since it used to be the most crime-ridden park in D.C.). They also fixed the cascading fountain, which is the largest of its kind in North America, just three days ago, so that was really nice to see it working!
In general, our volunteers helped with invasive species removal, cleaning the gutters, removing brush, turning over the topsoil for planting, and sanding and priming the outside of the bathroom facility in the park.
  • Number of Volunteers: 13
  • Total Hours Worked: 39 (3 hours per person)
  • Pounds of Trash Removed: ~20 pounds
  • Pounds of Brush/Invasive Species Removed: ~400 pounds
  • Square Feet of Invasive Species Removed: ~2,500 square feet
  • Feet of Gutter Cleaned: ~250 feet

 

Project organized (and words written) by Field Crew Leader Matt D of Washington, DC. 

 Located in the heart of Washington, D.C. Meridian Hill / Malcom X Park was the perfect location for a Saturday of park beautification work. 

Before we got started, Steve and Hannah from Washington Parks and People (who hosted the event) gave us a quick training and a pretty in-depth summary of the history of the park (dating back to the days of when the land belonged to Native Americans) and the type of work their organization has done to revitalize the park (since it used to be the most crime-ridden park in D.C.). They also fixed the cascading fountain, which is the largest of its kind in North America, just three days ago, so that was really nice to see it working!
In general, our volunteers helped with invasive species removal, cleaning the gutters, removing brush, turning over the topsoil for planting, and sanding and priming the outside of the bathroom facility in the park.
  • Number of Volunteers: 13
  • Total Hours Worked: 39 (3 hours per person)
  • Pounds of Trash Removed: ~20 pounds
  • Pounds of Brush/Invasive Species Removed: ~400 pounds
  • Square Feet of Invasive Species Removed: ~2,500 square feet
  • Feet of Gutter Cleaned: ~250 feet

 

Project organized (and words written) by Field Crew Leader Matt D of Washington, DC.