Council Member Harry Thomas has informed me that the renovations of the Florida Avenue and First ST Park are slated to begin in August of 2010. Many of the renovations will include addressing lighting, fencing, safety and overall community access. To make the park more enjoyable and a source of pride for our neighborhood, I … More $1.2 Million Renovation of Florida Avenue Park to Begin in August
The annual Flower Power Garden Walk/Contest is June 26. The deadline to nominate is June 12. Find more info on the event here. https://batesareacivicassociation.org/flowerpower/ You can nominate yourself, your neighbor, or your whole block. The categories this year are: Best Large/Medium Yard, Best Small Yard, Best Back Yard, and Best Block The idea is that … More Quick, nominate someone for Flower Power
Thanks to all who signed up for free plants and dirt for Saturday’s planting event. We had funds to purchase plants and dirt for 30-40 boxes and we’ve gotten enough folks signed up to fill this. Only if folks don’t show up or if we have extras we’ll give those supplies out after 11am. Here’re … More Reminder: Saturday Beautification and Treebox Planting
Every year (or so), the Bates Area Civic Association sponsors Flower Power 2010 – a beautification project for our East Shaw neighborhood. Visit https://batesareacivicassociation.org/flowerpower/ for more info and for the link to the nomination form. How it works Neighbors nominate their or their neighbors’ yards. The Flower Power Committee will narrow down the nominations, and … More Flower Power 2010 on June 26
See below for information for seniors to sign up for yard beautification using the mayor’s conservation corps. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty’s Conservation Corps (MCC) will provide District seniors with free landscape beautification services in their neighborhoods from June through August. To apply, please fill out the form below and a representative will contact you. Seniors … More Free Neighborhood Beautification for Seniors
Please come out and support the neighborhood cleanup on Saturday, May 1 . It’ll probably last an hour to an hour and a half and will consist of picking up trash and clearing undesireable stuff. Leave a comment or send an email if you know of a particular area that needs some attention. Otherwise, we’ll … More Reminder for Saturday’s clean up
Neighbors, The May 1 Treebox Party event has been downgraded to a regular cleanup. The Beautification Committee wanted to make sure we were properly spending the ANC grant that we’d gotten before we expended any funds, and it just didn’t happen in time for us to plan for a 1 May grand planting event. … More May 1 beautification event downgraded
The Bates Area Civic Association will be having another Flower Power Walk this year and people are needed to help out. Hopefully, the walk will take place on a Saturday in late June, so what will be needed are people to volunteer to give tours. Before that can occur volunteers will be needed to get … More Flower Power 2010!
What: Treebox building, planting, composting, neighborhood cleanup, BBQ afterward. (tentative) When: May 1, 2010 10-1pm. (tentative) Who: All neighbors (sign up beforehand) Click here to sign up for our Spring Treebox Fixup. It’s that time again! We’ve got some funds left over from the fall planting and we’d like to throw another Treebox Party. The … More Spring Treebox Time – call for carpenters!
The District’s Service Request Center takes requests for tree-planting and removal. I filled a request out on Bates for a new tree and it is now planted!! Simply click on the website below, click new request and scroll for tree services. http://311.dc.gov/cwi/Login/UI/PortalPage.aspx