Green Team Returning to Georgia Avenue

The section of Georgia Avenue that has been funded for one of the Ward 1 Green Teams in 2012

Around 8 a.m. yesterday morning, May 21, Councilmember Graham announced that the Ward One Clean Teams would soon be back in the neighborhoods helping to keep Ward One clean by staying on top of trash in some of our heavily traveled corridors. The program will cover 38 blocks in Ward One.

Park View’s section of Georgia Avenue fared well, with 10 blocks — or 26.3% of the blocks in the program — included (the area from Irving to New Hampshire). Columbia Heights also has a sizable section of 14th Street included in the program with 11 blocks (30%) starting at Columbia Road and ending at Spring Road.

The announcement, however, did not go unnoticed by those that think all of Georgia Avenue needs this kind of attention. This was especially true in Ward 4 where, apparently, only the section of Georgia Avenue north of Decatur Street and ending at Eastern Avenue has a Green Team of sorts. The Petworth section has been seeking a Green Team for the last few years now.

Below is the full text of Councilmember Graham’s email:

I am pleased to announce the Ward One Clean Teams will soon be back in full force in many of our neighborhoods – – covering a total 38 blocks throughout the Ward.  I worked hard to get the funding back into place for this important service. I want to thank Mayor Vincent Gray, Chairman Kwame Brown, and Harold Pettigrew, Director of the Department of Small and Local Business Development for their help in re-establishing Clean Teams.

We have missed these services – – and value this work in our neighborhoods.

We are giving people a chance to rebuild their lives with jobs, while fulfilling this useful purpose. Charlie Whittaker successfully competed for this contract, and again has the supervision of this service. His able services are much appreciated.

Please look for Clean Team members in the neighborhoods below starting in the next few weeks. (Adams Morgan has had no lapse in their green team cleanups, due to a different source of funding, part private and part DC gov.)

§  Georgia Avenue—Georgia Avenue, NW from Irving Street, NW to New Hampshire Avenue, NW (Node 1, Pleasant Plains :   Petworth, (10 linear blocks);

§  U Street—U Street, NW from 9th to 14th Streets; and the northside from 14th to 17th Streets, NW (6.5 linear blocks);

§  14th Street MidCity—14th Street, NW from S Street, NW to Florida Avenue, NW (5 linear blocks);

§  14th Street Columbia Heights—14th Street, NW  from Columbia Road, NW  to Spring Road , NW; and Park Road, NW from 14th Street, NW to Hiatt Place, NW (11 linear blocks)

§  11th Street—11th Street, NW from Kenyon to Monroe Streets, NW(3 linear blocks)

§  Mt. Pleasant— Mount Pleasant Street from 16th Street, NW to Park Road, NW (3 linear blocks)

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