Rats and Trash... a meeting in Park View on how to manage both

(photo: Graniers)

The Park View United Neighborhood Coalition is hosting a community meeting with DC Department of Health and Department of Public Works staff to discuss how to manage overflowing trash bins and the rat population on Wednesday, March 6th, 7-8pm at the Park View Recreation Center (693 Otis Place NW).

Elanor Starmer, the president of the Park View UNC, sent out an email invite to the community to join.

How to get ahead of these persistent neighborhood problems before they get ahead of you... 

 We've all seen them lurking in dark corners. How can we reduce the rat population in our neighborhood and get ahead of the problem as the weather warms? Join UNC for a briefing from Gerard Brown, program manager for the DC Department of Health's Rodent and Vector Control Division, on best practices to reduce the presence of rats and resources available from the city to help.

We will also be joined by Alaina Johnson from the DC Department of Public Works' Solid Waste Education and Enforcement Program. She'll brief us on how to handle broken residential trash bins, overflowing public cans, and other common problems (many of which feed the rats!).

 We'll also discuss the upcoming Earth Day neighborhood cleanup and the launch of the Park View Rec Center renovation working group.