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Bamboo Removal - Melvin Hazen West (Class of 2013)

  • 10/26/2019
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Melvin Hazen West at 3031 Sedgewick St NW, Washington, DC 20008

Join the Class of 2013 and Rock Creek Conservancy and the National Park Service as we remove invasive bamboo from one of our "mini-oases", the western section of Melvin Hazen.    

CCW Contacts: Drew Zukosky (, Lauren Ritter (

Rock Creek Contact: Emily Starobin (

Volunteers must also sign up through Rock Creek Conservancy here:

In 2019, the Conservancy is focusing its restoration efforts on five "mini-oases" in Rock Creek Park in addition to the normal volunteer locations throughout the Rock Creek Watershed. These areas have been strategically chosen because they are important to the health of Rock Creek and they are important to the communities that live near them. 

Invasive species like bamboo are among the biggest issues plaguing this urban park. We invite you to help keep this "mini-oasis" clean. We hope to see you there! 

Where: Volunteers will meet across the street from 3031 Sedgewick St NW. There is limited street parking, so volunteers are encouraged to carpool or use public transportation. This site is MetroRail accessible through the Cleveland Park Metro Stop (Red line). 

What to Wear: Please dress appropriately for the weather. Wear sturdy boots or sneakers, no sandals. We recommend long pants and sleeves to prevent contact with poison ivy. We also encourage volunteers to wear a hat. 

What to Bring: Bring water. Tools and gloves will be provided. Feel free to bring your own gloves if you have them. 

Weather/Cancellation Policy: If there is inclement weather we will email you directly to let you know the event has been cancelled. If you do not hear from us you should assume the event will occur as scheduled. All cancellations will be updated and announced on the event calendar listing. Please check back if you are unsure.

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