Rock Creek Blog
Thanks to all of you who participated in the successful social media campaign to win historic preservation funds for Meridian Hill Park--a spectacular unit of Rock Creek Park on 16th Street NW! The funds will stabilize and repair the grotto at the 16th Street entrance.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation selected Meridian Hill Park--also known as Malcolm X Park--to participate in Partners in Preservation, a community-based initiative of American Express and the Trust.
On September 15, I led my first stream cleanup with Rock Creek Conservancy, and it was not a typical cleanup. We participated in the Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup and had to record every item that we put into our trash bags. The Ocean Conservancy is compiling data on all trash collected from all the cleanup sites worldwide, including Rock Creek, and will publish a report of the most common trash found.