Apr 6, 2010

SW Waterfront Clean-up This Saturday, April 10

The Gangplank Slipholders' Association (GPSA) would like to invite you to join us this Saturday, April 10, to pick up trash along the Southwest waterfront. As a community living on the water, GPSA members are very aware of the current environmental state of the waterfront. We have organized a site for this year's Alice Ferguson Foundation Potomac River Watershed clean-up as one of many efforts to constantly improve the environmental health and appearance of the SW waterfront.

If you would like to help us clean up this Saturday, please meet at 9:00am 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. It is a moderate to long walking distance from L'Enfant Plaza or Southwest metro stops.

GPSA will provide trash bags and gloves. All we need you to do is show up (and possibly bring a friend or two). Also, given the warm weather recently, we recommend that you bring water with you.

This clean-up will be very important, as a large amount of trash has accumulated recently on the SW waterfront from the multitude of attendees at this year's national cherry blossom festival. GPSA is excited that so many people have visited the waterfront during these events. Now, we'd like to set a good example of how our community can work together to keep the trash that is a by-product of these events out of the Potomac.

We look forward to seeing you this Saturday. If you have any questions, please contact Jason Kopp (202.495.0729). Feel free to share this invitation with anyone you think may be interested in joining the clean-up.