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Kalorama Pocket Park Restoration Campaign

Fundraising global stats: 72% left

Amount raised: $2,770

Amount left: $7,230

The goal of my project is an important one for the Rock Creek Conservancy: to restore the natural ecosystem of Rock Creek Park by removing invasive English ivy and replanting native shrubs and herbaceous plants. Invasive species have no natural predators, so they tend to outcompete native plants, disrupting the ecosystem by displacing the animals and plants that rely on natives species to survive. By restoring only one side of the trail, the finished project will also educate visitors, creating a living model of the contrast between the varied ecosystem inhabited by a variety of native species (on one side of the trail) and the boring, homogenous environment created by invasive ivy (on the other).

We can help maintain the biodiversity of this beautiful national park, but we need your help! Native plants are expensive, and so are the tools required to transform Melvin Hazen. By giving even a small donation, you can help us buy a native plant and become a tangible part of Rock Creek's transformation.
   Recent Activity
Allison Graves donated $257.5 on 5/13/2021
Matt Jacob donated $257.5 on 5/12/2021
Thanks for coordinating this effort to refurbish the park.
richard dotson donated $103 on 5/12/2021
Robert Kohn and Edward Whitaker donated $100 on 5/10/2021
Nancy Rocha donated $103 on 5/10/2021
Ruth B Gramlich donated $257.5 on 5/8/2021
Michele, Michael and Alexander Lemmon donated $257.5 on 5/4/2021
This public space is a wonderful addition to our neighborhood and it must be kept beautiful for the enjoyment of all.
Gary & Peggy Hoffman donated $154.5 on 5/4/2021
Davye and Michael Gould donated $250 on 5/4/2021
John Perazich donated $1030 on 4/5/2021