This past Martin Luther King, Jr., Day saw our D.C. Chapter of the Sierra Club teaming up with many other local groups to hold a day of service at Pope Branch Park in Ward 7 of our nation's capital.
More than 100 volunteers from the Sierra Club, the Pope Branch Park Restoration Alliance, the District Department of the Environment and other groups showed up to remove trash from the creek and park, as well as pull invasive weeds. Even Sierra Club Board President Allison Chin and Environmental Protection Agency staffer Mathy Stanislaus got in on the act.
The photos show the results - tons of tires and trash bags full of debris were removed from the park and banks of the creek. A sad reality, but we're happy to have seen so many folks come together to make a difference on such an important day.
Congrats to Irv Sheffey of the D.C. Chapter and the rest of the folks who did so much work!
You can see more photos on Irv's blog and in this photo gallery.