On Jan. 12, 140 members of the World Mission Society Church of God converged on Ft. Stanton Park and removed 6,000 pounds of trash from the area around 2709 Bruce Place, including 161 large trash bags, 91 tires and over 500 pounds of scrap metal. On Dr. Martin Luther King Day, a contingent of Ward 8 Woods volunteers gave out 150 reusable grocery bags at the annual Ward 8.
On the first Saturday of every month, help remove trash and invasive plants from Fort Stanton Park, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers meet in front of the Ft. Stanton Recreation Center, 1812 Erie St. SE. Gloves, bags and light refreshments are provided. Wear work boots and durable pants. Bring a water bottle-refills provided. Documentation of community service hours will be provided upon request. Ward 8 Woods also holds Shepherd Parkway clean-ups every second Saturday of the month, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers meet at 555 Newcomb St. SE. For questions, contact Nathan at 301-758-5892 or firstname.lastname@example.org.