UDC and Green Living DC Team Up to Clean Up
Washington, DC - On April 14, 2012, nearly 20 adults and children from the UDC Sustainability Initiative, Green Living DC, the DC Office of Planning and the nearby community collaborated to clean up the Soapstone Creek. This effort was part of the larger watershed clean up coordinated by the Rock Creek Conservancy.
In little more than two hours, the volunteers removed six large bags of trash and several bags of recyclable items such as plastic bottles and bags. This is a significant reduction in trash in the stream valley as the 2011 clean up resulted in 20 bags of garbage being removed last year.
“This project is an outgrowth of the Green Living DC Expo,” said Howard Ways, Director of Planning and Sustainability at UDC, “and is another example of how the university and its surrounding neighbors can come together to improve the environment.”
Chipolte Mexican Grill donated burritos for all of the volunteers.
For more information about UDC’s Sustainability Initiative, visit www.udc.edu/sustainability
|UDC Student Robert Bell (with baseball cap) speaks with Lee Cain of the Anacostia Watershed Society about the types of plants to be planted in the bioswale.||Master Watershed Stewards put the finishing touches on the bioswale at UDC.|
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