DDOE’s MLK Day of Service on the Capital Crescent Trail, in Photos


Many thanks to the friends of WABA who joined up with the District Department of Environment for last Saturday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service project. A number of volunteers dispensed of invasive plants along the Capital Crescent Trail for the occasion. DDOE’s Damien Ossi writes, “We spent three hours cutting invasive vines along the CCT near Fletcher’s Cove. The target invasive plants were porcelainberry, English ivy, and oriental bittersweet. We cleared vines back along approximately a quarter mile length of the trail and a covered a total area of 2,700 square feet.” Thanks to all who volunteered for making the Capital Crescent Trail safer, cleaner, and less riddled with porcelainberry. See more pictures of the project below. Continue reading

Clean Up the CCT With DDOE for MLK Day

On Sat., Jan. 19, the District Department of the Environment will be hosting an invasive-plant removal project in the C&O Canal National Historic Park, along the Capital Crescent Trail. We encourage trail users, regional cyclists, and those looking to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a service project to attend. A group will meet at the upper parking lot at Fletcher’s Cove at 9 a.m. on Saturday and work along the trail between the cove and the bridge at Arizona Avenue. DDOE will provide tools and gloves. Volunteers will have to complete the National Park Service’s volunteer service agreement.

Register online here (be sure to choose the C&O Canal/DDOE site in the drop-down menu). The event’s Facebook page can be found here.ddoe flyer