Help Bring Trees To The Park at LeDroit!

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The LeDroit Park Civic Association is teaming with Casey Trees (http://caseytrees.org/) to bring 40 beautiful new trees to the Park at LeDroit. The attached plan shows where they’ll go and what kinds of trees will be planted.  The tree planting is scheduled for Saturday, October 25th (9am – noon) and we need volunteers to help out. Please reserve your spot by sending an email to TreesAtLedroit@gmail.com by Saturday, August 23rd.

Also, Casey Trees is teaming up with Howard University this coming Friday (8/22) for Howard’s annual day of service to help prepare for the October planting. 30 to 40 Howard students will be at the Park at 10 AM and will be helping with composting, pruning, installing trunk guards, weeding and removing rocks.  We thank Howard University and Casey trees for this wonderful collaboration and for helping our community look even better!
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July 4th Street Closures and Parking Regulations

As expected, there will be several street closures for tomorrows Independence Day celebrations. Please use the information below, created by the MPD, to help you plan your travel.
TRAFFIC ADVISORY
STREET CLOSURES FOR MULTIPLE EVENTS

On Friday, July 4, 2014, there will be several events taking place in the District of Columbia in
relation to the Independence Day Festivities. In conjunction with these events, there will be
numerous street closures and parking restrictions that motorists should take into consideration:

A Capitol 4th

No Parking Restrictions 5:30 am to 11:00 pm

  • 3rd Street, from Independence to Constitution Avenue, NW 
  • 4th Street, from Independence to Constitution Avenue, NW 
  • 7th Street, from Independence to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW 
  • 14th Street, from Independence to Constitution Avenue, NW 
  • 15th Street, from Constitution to E Street NW 
  • 17th Street, from Constitution to E Street NW 
  • Constitution Avenue, both sides, from Pennsylvania Ave., west to 23rd Street, NW 
  • 10th Street, NW, between Constitution and Pennsylvania Avenues, NW 
  • 4th Street, NW, between Constitution and Pennsylvania Avenues, NW 
  • C Street, NW, from 17th to 18th Street, Both Sides. 
  • Virginia Avenue, NW from Constitution Avenue to 21st Street.

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New Trees Are Coming To LeDroit!

On July 2nd,  the Ledroit Park Civic Association’s Parks Committee, along with representatives from Common Good City Farm and the Community Garden, had a walk through of the Park at LeDroit with staff from Casey Trees.
Recently, the Civic Association won a grant from Casey Trees to plant new trees all around our lovely park.
Planting begins on Saturday, October 25th. So save the date!
Details on the event will follow in the next few months.
Interested in joining the Parks Committee?  Email Parks Committee Chair Nicole Bambas at nicolebambas@gmail.com.

 

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Help Us Select a New Mural Artist

As part of the MuralsDC project, a mural will be painted on the side of the condo building at 1907 3rd Street NW in LeDroit Park. The mural will be up for at least one year. Please help us select an artist to design and paint the mural.

Once selected, the artist will deliver a concept design and paint a mural on the building later this summer. Here’s how you can help:

  1. Review the artist samples
  2. Vote online for your favorite artist

Please note that the mural will be a completely different design from what you see in the sample photographs. The purpose of this sample is to select an artist, not a specific mural design.

Vote fast! The voting deadline is 11:59 pm on Friday, June 27.  Only LeDroit Park resident may vote.

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LPCA Monthly Meeting Minutes for June 24, 2014

The LPCA Monthly Meeting Minutes for June 24, 2014 have been scripted and are published below. For more information on the minutes and other LPCA matters, please email President Golda Philip at goldap@gmail.com.

Call to order: 7:05pm

• Introductions (7:05-7:13): asked attendees to give name, block of residence, how

long lived in the neighborhood.

• Presentations (7:13-7:58):

• MuralsDC (7:13-7:25): Word, Beat, and Life, a nonprofit organization

that works with underprivileged youth, is working with DC Public Works

Department to finalize the choice of arts to work on murals at selected

sites. The condominium building located at 1907 3rd

an application and was chosen to participate in the program. LPCA asks

neighborhood residents to assist in choosing the final artist by voting

on our website (ledroitparkdc.org) for your favorite samples. Voting

will close on Friday at 12 a.m. An email will be circulated on the list

serv with a link to artist work samples and residents will be allowed

to vote for one artist.

• Common Good City Farm (7:25-7:30): the new Farm Manager, Andrea

Carter (andrea@commongoodcityfarm.org) came to introduce herself

and highlight summer programs. Find out more about different summer

programs and opportunities at commongoodcityfarm.org

• DPW’s Solid Waste Education & Enforcement Division (7:30-7:45): William

Easley (202-645-7190) came to discuss “Scoop the Poop” program, which

is a partnership with DOE (Diane Davis 202-741-0847) and DDOT (see

attached flier for more details). Additional programs discussed:

Street, NW submitted

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