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Melvin Hazen Neignbors and Picnic Tables

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Amount raised: $2,853

Amount left: $147

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.
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Christina Ryan and Rich Pennekamp donated $51.5 on 11/5/2020
Jeanne Kowalski donated $100 on 11/4/2020
by Anonymous donated $25.75 on 11/3/2020
I’m thrilled to add enjoyment and opportunity to our community.
John C. Wiecking donated $15 on 10/28/2020
Amanda Melillo donated $25.75 on 10/28/2020
Pietra Rivoli donated $103 on 10/28/2020
Patrick Luternauer donated $25.75 on 10/27/2020
by Anonymous donated $257.5 on 10/27/2020
Cynthia L Gould donated $103 on 10/27/2020
by Anonymous donated $25.75 on 10/27/2020
Manny Schiffres donated $25.75 on 10/27/2020
Brent and Teresa Blackwelder donated $103 on 10/27/2020
by Anonymous donated $25.75 on 10/27/2020
Linda Baron donated $51.5 on 10/27/2020
by Anonymous donated $25.75 on 10/27/2020
Catherine Conger donated $25.75 on 10/27/2020
Molly Reilly donated $25.75 on 10/27/2020
Heidi Hattenbach donated $51.5 on 10/27/2020
Jane Connor donated $25.75 on 10/27/2020
Love this park!
by Anonymous donated $103 on 10/27/2020
by Anonymous donated $51.5 on 10/26/2020
Melvin Hazen Community Garden donated $180.25 on 10/26/2020
Tom Haythornthwaite donated $25.75 on 10/26/2020
Great initiative! I remember the park when I lived in DC ... thank you for this!
Janet Cyphers donated $103 on 10/25/2020
Andrea Pedolsky and Nicholas Smith donated $25.75 on 10/25/2020