Mar 26, 2009

The Live Aboard Community

Be sure to check out Max Skolnik's Article, "South by West" in the March Hill Rag:

He includes some wonderful quotes describing the live aboard community such as the following:

"More powerful is the camaraderie of the boating community. Live aboards are rather democratic, less concerned about careers than septic lines and bowsprits. Neighbors can be grocery clerks or senators, but conversations invariably return to matters aquatic. Decks are like old-fashioned stoops, and boaters find numerous opportunities to socialize."

Be sure to read the whole article and share it with your friends!

Mar 25, 2009

GPSA Potomac River Watershed Cleanup

Gangplank Slipholders Association (GPSA) has registered with the Alice Ferguson Foundation to assist with the 21st Annual Potomac Watershed Cleanup. Please join us on April 4, 2009 from 10:00am to noon. We will meet at the North end of the Southwest Seafood Market at 1100 Maine Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024. Parking is available on the street on Maine Ave before the Seafood Market. The seafood market is a moderate to long walking distance from L'Enfant Plaza or Waterfront metro stops.

This cleanup is extremely important to us. The Southwest Waterfront is our neighborhood! GPSA is a group of silpholders that live and recreate in the Gangplank Marina. Since many of us live on our boats, we are especially concerned with our impact on the environment. We are also particularly in tune with the current conditions of the Southwest Waterfront. One area in dire need of a cleanup is located between the Seafood Market and the 14th Street Bridge. Please join us on April 4, 2009, and help us keep your DC Waterfront beautiful!

Mar 23, 2009

Washington Whispers by Paul Bedard Washington Under Attack? No, It's Just a TV Show

In case you are interested in watching some mild pyrotechnics below the Key Bridge on Wednesday.


Elinor Bacon (Hoffman‐Struever Waterfront LLC), is organizing a clean-up on the SW Waterfront from 3:30-5:30pm this Friday, March 27. Meet at the Spirit Cruises Pier. The clean-up will be followed by "Cheer" at Cantina Marina. The contact is Elinor Bacon (, 202‐244‐3696).

SWNA Annual Meeting on March 23

All Southwest residents are invited to attend the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s (SWNA) Annual Meeting at 7:30pm on March 23, 2009. We will kick off this year’s meeting with a speech from one of SWNA’s founders, Neal Peirce, who will discuss his experiences creating one of the District’s first racially integrated organizations. Next we will welcome Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells to swear in the Assembly’s newly elected Board Members, and we will round out the meeting with reports from SWNA’s various committees and task forces. The meeting will be held in the sanctuary of St. Augustine’s Church (6th St & M St SW), and refreshments will be provided.

Mar 8, 2009

New Approvals for SE Waterfront Projects

See one of the most recent DCMud blog posts here regarding progress on two SE waterfront projects: Akridge's at half street Phase II at the "Yard's Park".

Mar 5, 2009

Vote for Engine 13 Presentations

The blog, "Southwest ... the Little Quadrant the Could", is taking a poll on the various presentations for the Engine 13 (Squares 494 and 495). If you missed the meeting on Feb 25, they have plenty of information regarding the proposals and links to the developers websites. There have been 35 votes so far, and proposal 2 seems to be clearly ahead. What do you think about the new proposals?