Help clean up Petworth and Raymond Rec Centers this Saturday

Help clean up Petworth and Raymond Rec Centers this Saturday

The Department of Parks and Recreation is holding a cleanup of Petworth and Raymond Recreation Centers on Saturday, April 20th from 10am - 1pm.

The day starts at Raymond Rec at 3725 10th Street NW and will end at Petworth Rec at 801 Taylor St NW.

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Volunteer at Grant Circle for National Public Lands Day on Sunday the 23rd

Volunteer at Grant Circle for National Public Lands Day on Sunday the 23rd

Here in Petworth, neighbor Carol Herwig, who regularly cleans up Grant Circle, is planning a clean-up of the small triangular park north of Grant Circle on Sunday, September 22nd at 10am.

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Want to help clean up SW Petworth? Join the planning meeting on April 29th

Want to help clean up SW Petworth? Join the planning meeting on April 29th

New ANC 4C Commissioner Bennet Hilley sent out an email to the SW Petworth listserv, suggesting neighbors get together at the end of April to plan a neighborhood clean up and beautification day. Here's Bennett's message:

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Help paint some benches at Grant Circle

Help paint some benches at Grant Circle

Join Friends of Grant Circle this Sunday, April 2nd at 10 am to help keep Grant Circle looking great! Last year, we painted all the benches inside the Circle. This week we'll tackle the benches around the playground on the north side (5th and Webster).  We'll deadhead the daffodils that have finished blooming and pickup trash as well. 

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Help clean up Grant Circle, admire some (uncut) daffodils

Help clean up Grant Circle, admire some (uncut) daffodils

Spring has arrived and the daffodils that we planted back in December have emerged and are blooming around the Circle.  Come out Sunday, March 5th at 10am to enjoy the daffodils and flowering quince and help keep Grant Circle looking great.  

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Help clean up Grant Circle this Sunday

Help clean up Grant Circle this Sunday

Friends of Grant Circle is hosting a volunteer day on Sunday November 6th at 10am.  We'll pick up some trash, trim a few bushes, and put some fresh paint on the benches if the weather allows. 

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It's always about being a good neighbor

It's always about being a good neighbor

A neighborhood is special because of the people who live there -- and it's made better by the people who help it thrive. 

I came along Paul Montesano yesterday working on the median of New Hampshire Avenue with a rake and a pick-axe. Just one guy standing out in the middle of the road tearing up the weeds and grass.

"One person, a pick ax and five hours for a roughly 20 foot length of median," he said. "Hopefully this works out. Could be cool." 

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Help clean up Grant Circle on MLK, Jr Day

Help clean up Grant Circle on MLK, Jr Day

Local neighbor Carol Herwig is helping to mark Martin Luther King, Jr. day in Petworth with a weed and prune cleanup at Grant Circle on Monday, January 18, at 10 am. There is plenty of shrub pruning to be done, as well as ivy removal. Figure the work will take about 2 hours -- and your help is needed!

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