Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Join our first community service project!!

Come celebrate the warm weather this weekend by helping clean up Marvin Gaye Park (Watts Branch), DC Green Muslims' first community service project!

The park is the the District's longest park and creek; a preserved public space for over 75 years. It is a true part of Washington DC history, but unfortunately, despite repeated attempts to complete the park, it remains unfinished and neglected. Watts Branch has long been a centerpiece for the local community, and that community deserves a clean, well maintained, and positive gathering place. With our help, that goal will become one step closer.

We will be helping with activities such as debris removal, invasive plant removal, removal of fallen trees, garden beds preparation, stream cleaning, and possible general maintenance tasks at the park center.

Meet at the park at 9am. Bring water and a bagged lunch. We'll be there from 9am to 1pm (or longer, if you want).

More information below. Please let us know if you have any questions.

RSVP to info@dcgreenmuslims.org and include the following information:
1. Carpool and from where?
2. How long would you like to volunteer? (minimum is 9am-1pm)

We hope to see you there!

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Riverside Center/Marvin Gaye Park
5200 Foote Street N.E. (Corner of Division Ave and Foote St)
Washington, D.C. 20019
Metro: Capitol Heights (Blue Line)

Dress for the weather, wear clothes that you don't mind getting a bit dirty. Wear closed toe shoes, long sleeve shirts and long pants are recommended, bring drinking water (bottled) because we are away from our park center when you are working (you can bring water bottles that can be filled at our park center). Bring lunch, that can be stored at our park center.

The service day will begin with a short orientation, followed by a warm up activity, tool and equipment distribution, work tasks, lunch, work task conclusion (depending on total time of groups volunteer day), return and put away tools, clean up and debrief, and departure. We provide gloves and all tools.

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