By Janice Sims, BCA Public Works Subcommittee Chair
On Saturday morning, November 5, 18 energetic neighbors (including 3 new residents) met at Ellington Field to reconnect and participate in the Burleith fall clean-up. After two hours of work, we collected bulk items large and small (from furniture and a section of fencing to a tire and a crutch), many soggy weeks-old newspapers, Halloween candy wrappers, and assorted litter.
As with past clean-up events, Georgetown University generously provided trucks and friendly staff (who volunteered to work overtime) to pick up collected material. Thanks also to the DC government's Helping Hands program for bags and tools and to participant Jerry Chapin, Ward 2's liaison with the Mayor's Office of Community Relations and Services. Volunteers Glen Harrison and Jennifer Jarrett brought breakfast snacks and coffee to fuel the volunteers' activities.
Events like these are a positive reminder about the unique supportive community we share in Burleith. We hope to see new faces at the 2017 spring clean-up (date TBD).