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Annual Wisconsin Ave. Clean-Up


The Wisconsin Avenue Community Clean Up scheduled for April 18, 2020 has been canceled.


Join Tenleytown Main Street and local businesses 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

Each April, Tenleytown Main Street partners with the Rock Creek Conservancy to spruce up Wisconsin Avenue. Tenleytown is one of 70 sites that participates in the annual Extreme Clean Up to prevent litter and debris from making its way into the Rock Creek Watershed. Volunteers remove litter, weed and mulch street trees, trim plantings in the parks at Fessenden Street and Tenley Circle, and enjoy spring weather.



Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Support a clean and green Tenleytown, and promote your business by sponsoring TMS programs to maintain tree boxes and urban green spaces. Contact info@tenleytownmainstreet.org to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

The 5th annual Wisconsin Avenue Community Clean Up has been canceled.

Join Tenleytown Main Street on Saturday, April 18 for the 5th annual Wisconsin Avenue Clean Up, as part of Rock Creek Conservancy’s Extreme Cleanup.

The Rock Creek Extreme Cleanup allows volunteers to clean-up the lands, banks, tributaries, and waters of Rock Creek throughout Maryland and D.C. The goal is total stream cleanup of Rock Creek and its tributaries, the parks connected to Rock Creek, and the neighborhoods near Rock Creek where trash originates.

Tenleytown Main Street will lead the effort to clean up Wisconsin Avenue and get the commercial district ready for spring. From Van Ness Street to Fessenden Street, volunteers will collect litter, weed and mulch tree boxes along Wisconsin Avenue, and remove invasive species and prune overgrowth in public green spaces.

When: Saturday April 18, 2020 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Where: Volunteers will meet at the small triangular park at Wisconsin Ave NW and Van Ness St NW, Washington, DC. Volunteers deploy north along Wisconsin Ave, cleaning as they go.

Who: You, of course! Volunteers of all ages welcome; those under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Students can earn SSL hours, but please bring needed forms.

What to Wear: Please dress appropriately for the weather. Wear sturdy boots or sneakers, no sandals.

What to Bring: Trash bags, gloves, and garden tools will be provided. Feel free to bring your own tools and gloves if you have them. If you have trash grabbers or nets, please bring them.

2016 photos courtesy of Phil Taplin

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