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Annual Wisconsin Ave. Clean-Up

April 12, 2019 - April 13, 2019


April 12, 2019
April 13, 2019

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. Sign up online at http://bit.ly/CleanUp2019 or click the Schedule tab above for more information.


Special thanks to Nando’s PERi-PERi in Tenleytown for providing lunch vouchers for all our volunteers. Enjoy a delicious meal after the clean up at 4231 Wisconsin Avenue, NW. Do good, eat well!


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.

Join Tenleytown Main Street on Saturday, April 13 for the 4th 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 Fessenden Street to Tenley Circle, volunteers will remove trash and debris along the avenue, as well as weed and mulch tree boxes.

When: Saturday April 13, 2019 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Where: Volunteers will meet at the small triangular park at Wisconsin Ave NW and Fessenden St NW, Washington, DC. Volunteers will clean up the park and surrounding area, then continue north up Wisconsin Ave, cleaning as they go, and will finally end at Tenley Circle. We will also focus on cleaning up Fort Drive and 40th Street NW near the Wilson Aquatic Center.

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. Register at http://bit.ly/CleanUp2019

What to Wear: Please dress appropriately for the weather. It may be chilly so dress warmly and in layers. 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.

Earth Day 2016 photos courtesy of Phil Taplin

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