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  • Writer's pictureTiffani Johnson

You are cordially invited....

Please consider joining Rock Creek Park/Civil War Defenses of Washington and the Rock Creek Conservancy on Wednesday, September 9th at 12 noon to celebrate the recent restoration of the Fort Slocum Picnic Shelter and the installation of the first pilot pet waste station in Rock Creek Park.

The brief mid-day ceremony will take place just under the newly restored picnic shelter in Fort Slocum located at 5800 Kansas Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20011

The well loved and aged picnic shelter at historic Fort Slocum, a unit of the Civil War Defenses of Washington in Rock Creek Park is now a beautifully restored example of recreational opportunities at this historic site.

Through a public-private partnership led by Rock Creek Conservancy, community partners including Landis Design/Build (a Ward 4 business), Platinum Exteriors, and TW Perry) have all provided the expertise, materials and labor to install a new roof, flagstone paving, erosion control, and removed the rusty support beams.

The event will be accompanied by socially-distant service and learning opportunities for students from nearby DC's public and charter schools, organized by Rock Creek Conservancy and the Mayor's Office of the Clean City.

Other speakers will include Rock Creek Park Superintendent, Julia Washburn, Executive Director of the Rock Creek Conservancy, Jeanne Braha, CEO Lansis, Ethan Landis, Director of the Mayor's Office of the Clean City, Julie Lawson.

An interpretive staffer with the Civil War Defenses of Washington will provide a brief interpretive presentation on the significance of Fort Slocum and the civil war era defense system that once encircled and protected Washington DC.

Please RSVP at your soonest but no later than next Wednesday, Sept. 2nd to me, Kym Elder, Program Manager of the Civil War Defenses of Washington by email or telephone on (202) 359-5041 and of course, please don't hesitate to contact me should you have any questions regarding the event or project.

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