By Janice Sims
About a dozen Burleith and Hillandale residents gathered in November to spend a few hours cleaning up the neighborhood. With the help of many volunteers from the neighborhoods, including an enthusiastic group of GU students, our new neighbors at Halcyon Arts Lab, GU Facilities, GU Campus Ministry, and GU Office of Neighborhood Life, the group was able to pick up a lot of litter, rotting pumpkins, bulk items, and even an abandoned grocery cart. As always, the most ubiquitous item was the red solo cup and its partner, empty beer cans.
Special thanks to DC DPW's Helping Hands Program for providing trash bags and tools as well as Glen Harrison and Jennifer Jarrett for snacks and coffee that kept volunteers going on a chilly fall morning.
See you in the Spring!