The beautiful Wendell Mansions apartment house at 2339 Mass Ave drew about 70 guests to a reception honoring the work of Restore Mass Ave on October 16.
Mark J. Scott was the host; we all admired his recent renovation of one of the most amazing Beaux Arts interiors in Washington. Did we mention that Mark's row of large windows give wide-angle views of Mass Ave - including the trees?
The sunset was almost as beautiful as Mark's table, which was loaded with goodies as fine wine was poured.
President Deborah Shapley spoke, noting that RMA has arranged for 245 new trees in the past 6 years, from Dupont Circle west to 34th Street. She said RMA has a very active volunteer Treekeeper program most weekends in spring and summer. We plan to make Embassy Row a 'living classroom' by having more volunteers from other neighborhoods participating here - to how to help trees on their streets. By our volunteer program, model help for city trees, and social media outreach - like this blog - Restore Mass Ave shares its know-how broadly.
The party included guests from neighboring embassies, including the embassies of Haiti and Ireland.
Thanks to generous underwriting by the Alex and Paul Group TTR Sotheby's International Realty, donations from guests and from those who could not attend - go 100% to our cause.