9-11 Park

Let’s Restore Our Community Park

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Saturday, May 15th @ 9:00AM

On Saturday, May 15th at 9:00AM Penn Branch community members will meet to begin cleaning and restoration of 9-11 Memorial Park, located at the intersection of Carpenter Street and O Street SE.  In addition to cleaning, we will plant and install new shrubs and park signage purchased through a recent $1,000 grant from the Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS). 

 If you plan to join us, please remember to bring your gardening tools, including rakes, shovels, shears, trimmers as well as lawn and leaf and trash bags.

Can’t Join Us?  Please Make a Donation

Sign At 9-11 Memorial Park

The PBCA board is also making plans to launch a community fundraiser next month. Your donation will help us to replace the deteriorating bench and install new pavers in the main walkways. If you can’t join us on Saturday, May 15th, please consider making a donation to help us restore and maintain the gateway to our community!  To make a donation online, please visit: https://pennbranchdc.org/donate/

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Gallery: One of our last major community restoration of 9-11 Memorial Park took place on October 18, 2014. Many Penn Branch residents came out to help groom plants, restore walkways and flower beds.

It’s Spring Again

Stan Benton, PBCA President
Stan Benton, PBCA President

Spring is looking good. As the weather is getting nicer, now is the time to get back outside to prep our backyards, patios and gardens for use during throughout the warmer months. Your PBCA board has also sprung into action along with a few dedicated community members to help plan our first spring cleaning of 9-11 Memorial Park. It is the gateway to our neighborhood at the intersections of Carpenter and O Street SE. Last month, Joan McKenzie applied for and was awarded a $1,000 grant from the Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS), on behalf of PBCA, to spruce up the park. The funds will go towards new native plantings and additional signage. However, the park is in also need of a new bench and paving stones. These additional costs were not covered by the grant. So, we’ll soon be launching a fundraiser to help us pay for those items. In the meantime, we’ll gladly accept your donations.

Lastly, we have new families in the neighborhood. Let’s welcome them. Let your block captain know so that we can invite them to join us and deliver our famously practical welcome buckets, which Mrs. Patricia Hall is always putting together with loving care. Thank you for your continued support.

Please continue to be safe and take care of each other and I’ll see you at the meeting!

PBCA President

“Parks, Recreation and Environment:” Watch Our Tuesday, February 9th Community Meeting

Click on the image above to watch a video of our Tuesday, Feb.9th, General Body Meeting. PBCA hosted panel discussion about our area parks and environment. Guest panelist included: Watani Hatcher, DC Parks and Recreation (DPR), Trey Sherard, Anacostia River Keepers, Josh Burch with DC Office of Energy and Environment (DOEE), Michael Chambers, II and Ann Hounious from National Park Service / National Capital Parks East (NPS/ NACE)

Topic: PBCA Monthly General Body Meeting
Time: Feb 9, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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