02 Jan 2019


It May Be Day 12 of the Shutdown, But DC is OPEN (and Clean)

We are on day 12 of the government shutdown. To our neighbors who are on furlough, we send our condolences and hope this matter is solved quickly. However, according to Politico, it looks like this shutdown is tied for sixth longest in history and it’s not clear what will happen when the 116th Congress convenes […]

01 Jun 2018

Volunteering & Giving:

Set Your Alarm: Capitol Hill Clean-Up TOMORROW!

On Saturday, April 7, several Hill East neighbors with support from nine local businesses and organizations launched a monthly cleanup effort around Capitol Hill. These efforts were already underway with support from 7-Eleven, and last month, they were ramped up with help from The Pretzel Bakery, Fulcrum Properties Group, Congressional Cemetery, Trusty’s, Frager’s Hardware, Sundance […]

30 Apr 2014

Spring Clean-Up at Sherwood Community Center, May 3rd!

Ah, spring! After such a long winter, spring cleaning feels less like a chore and more like a great opportunity to appreciate the things we have in our lives. Speaking of appreciation, how about you set some time aside this Saturday, May 3rd and go help clean up Sherwood Community Center, 640 10th Street NE? […]

09 Aug 2013

Help Clean Up the Navy Yard Riverfront on August 17th

If you’ve ever been to the waterfront of the Navy Yard-Ballpark neighborhood, you’ve hopefully seen the amazing Diamond Teague Park, Yards Park, and Navy Yard Riverwalk trail that span the northern edge of the Anacostia River. Unfortunately, this area is also home to large amounts of washed-up and washed-in trash and debris, which many people […]

08 Aug 2013


Goats at Cemetery, Thursday Productivity Plummets

By now, you may have heard that those buried at Congressional Cemetery have some adorable companions this week. That’s right! The cemetery has a big poison ivy problem and “eco goat” crews have been deployed this week to dine on some invasive Toxicodendron radicans, all the while allowing maintenance crews to do away with pesticides […]

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