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Tenleytown Earth Day


April 22, 2017

Tenleytown is going green! Join Tenleytown Main Street and local businesses for the 2nd Annual Tenleytown Earth Day on Saturday, April 22, as we get our business district ready for spring and celebrate the environment, health, and wellness in our community.


Keeping Tenleytown Clean and Green – Wisconsin Avenue Clean Up

Tenleytown Main Street is partnering with the Rock Creek Conservancy again this year to spruce up Wisconsin Avenue. Tenleytown is one of 70 sites participating in the 9th annual Extreme Clean Up to prevent litter and debris from making its way into the Rock Creek Watershed. Volunteers will remove litter, weed and mulch street trees, trim plantings in the parks at Fessenden Street and Tenley Circle, and enjoy spring weather. Register online and join our team!


Eco-friendly Specials & Events for All Ages

Tenleytown merchants will be offering special deals and promotions throughout the day, and we’ll be organizing lots of fun with an Earth conscious theme.

New this year, TMS is hosting a Health & Wellness Fair in conjunction with Earth Day. Learn about health, fitness, and wellness options in Tenleytown, and enjoy special demos and offers from local businesses. Click on the schedule tab for all the details!


Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Support a clean and green Tenleytown, and showcase your business or company through an event sponsorship. Learn more about sponsorship levels and benefits here.

More events will be added, so check back frequently for updates and information on special promotions!

Tenleytown Earth Day 2016

On Saturday, April 23, TMS held its first annual Earth Day celebration, which included a Wisconsin Avenue beautification event in the morning; special promotions at local businesses including Angelico’s La Pizzeria, Burger Tap & Shake, DC Soccer Supplies, Middle C Music, Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza, PetMAC, and Whole Foods; a recycling event at Best Buy; and an Earth Day themed craft and story time at the library. Despite a downpour, more than 60 community volunteers participated in the beautification event, including groups from Urban Investment Partners, American University, and Boy Scout Troop 100. Volunteers removed nearly 50 bags of litter and plant debris, weeded and mulched close to 50 tree boxes, and trimmed weeds and invasive species at Fessenden Park, improving sight lines and safety in the park.


Tenleytown Main Street is seeking volunteers for the 2017 Extreme Clean Up. We’re pleased to be partnering with the Rock Creek Conservancy again this year to clean up parks, tree boxes, and sidewalks along Wisconsin Avenue on Saturday, April 22.

From 9 a.m. to noon, volunteers will help get our Main Street ready for spring by picking up litter, weeding and mulching tree boxes, and sprucing up green spaces. Not only will you help keep trash and debris from making their way into the Rock Creek Watershed, you’ll also have a great time getting to know your Tenleytown neighbors.

Volunteers will meet at park at the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Fessenden Street. The park is less than a mile from the Tenleytown-AU Metro station and is conveniently located across from a Capital Bikeshare station. The clean-up will take place rain or shine, so dress accordingly. Gloves and other materials for the clean-up will be provided.

Student volunteers are eligible to receive community service hours.

Questions? Email Volunteer Committee chair Helen Gibson at ohhel65@gmail.com.

Clean Team Family volunteers Volunteer Sponsors & Partners Volunteers 3 TMS President Anne Wallace John Wheeler training volunteers Tree box maintenance Volunteers 2

Earth Day 2016 photos courtesy of Phil Taplin

Thank you to our generous sponsors for helping make Earth Day 2017 possible.

Earth Day Leaders

Health & Wellness Fair Sponsors

Tree Box Sponsors

Clean-Up Champions

Interested in supporting a clean and green Tenleytown? Learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

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