Events, Plantings & News

Events and Plantings

Come to our events, workshops and plantings!

We bring together people – from different neighborhoods, the diplomatic world, other non-profits and business – who are excited to revive the landscape of the Embassy Row part of Mass Ave, the most prominent surviving Grand Avenue in the nation.

At our meet-and-greet tours, Treekeeper field workshops or champagne receptions  you’ll learn about the struggle to grow urban trees, the history of this unique Grand Avenue landscape and how you can create sustainable streets.

Upcoming Events

Tour of Street Lights New Date Feb 21

Get informed about possible changes to DC ‘s 71,000 street lights! Join our walking tour Wednesday Feb. 21st. We set out at 6:15 from The Embassy Row Hotel at 2015 Massachusetts Avenue. Our guides will be Delores Bushong and Bonnie Garrity of the District Street Light Task Force, which advocates good (not harmful) lights that preserve each street’s historic character.  We plan to return about 7:45 to Station pub at the hotel for Happy Hour drinks and to discuss next steps. Please rsvp for updates and route.  Check it out on Twitter @restoremassave.

Recent Events

Historic landscape by Sheridan Circle

We beautified the neglected DC land around Sheridan Circle. Now dozens of new roses carpet the big triangle west of the circle, edged by Japanese hollies. North of the circle our contractor Terra–DC  cleaned up shrubs we had planted (2013) under the three zelkova trees planted by the city (2008). Made possible by your donations, we hope the new landscape will be enjoyed by 25,000 motorists, and hundreds of bikers, joggers and pedestrians who pass there daily. Pictures are here.

Our 10th birthday at Embassy of Haiti

We celebrated our 10th anniversary with a private reception hosted by the Ambassador of the Republic of Haiti, H.E. Paul G. Altidor, at the magnificently renovated Haiti Embassy, at 2311 Mass Ave.  We thank RMA’s friends in the community and the Embassy for the memorable evening filled with goodwill.  Photos and more are on the 2017 Benefit page.

 

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