Residents who live near Vermont Avenue NW will turn out Saturday for the ninth year in a row to beautify the meridian that runs from S Street to the Florida Avenue Triangle (see photos from last year).
From 9 am to noon, the volunteers dig, plant, prune, mulch, rake and do general maintenance work on the strip that runs one-quarter mile from S Street through the U Street corridor.
Volunteers should meet at African American Civil War Memorial at U Street and Vermont Avenue NW. Training, tools and other supported will be provided for volunteers. Email Willis at jeffreyhw[AT]yahoo.com to volunteer.
Major Sponsors of the event are Mark Meyerdirk at Urban Brokers Realty, Gerard & Trish DiRuggiero at Urban Land Realty, Andy Duffy at Duffy’s Irish Pub (including lunch for volunteers after the work is done!).
Other sponsors are Nellie’s Sports Bar (breakfast for volunteers), the 9:30 Club, Ft. Myers Construction, American Ice Company Pub, CVS, DC FEMS and King Gas.