Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Our Green Community Grows

July 2013

RMA welcomes to its green community three Embassy Row owners in the 2000 block of Mass Ave, who have taken over the care of young, at-risk street trees.  Our Treekeepers are helping these owners, such as by loaning green water bags. By actively caring for trees, these owners beautify their space. A healthy line of maturing trees will help this whole block, where thousands of people daily use the Georgetown U and MetroBus stops and popular Embassy Row hotel.

You may learn more about our new "green" friends below the photos.

Neighbors in the 2000 block of Mass Ave work together to nourish at-risk city street trees. Clockwise from upper left: (a) The garden planted by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung shows how shady gardens can thrive next to busy bus stops. (b) Lars Haensel,  Resident Represetative of KAS, Rob Nevitt, RMA Treekeeper, and  Zhanar Altieva of KAS with the one of the bags KAS refills weekly;  (c) William C. Paley Foundation and Kuwait-America Foundation; (d) in early June RMA Treekeepers Sarah Randolph and Katie Macdonald cleared the tree box and filled the bag to kick-start care which was taken over by the two foundations.


Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) 2005 Massachusetts Avenue NW (20036) The foundation fosters a transatlantic network of contacts particularly offering young leaders the chance to interact with decision makers; the Washington, DC office manages KAS programs in the US and Canada.  http://www.kas.de/usa/en/about/  


Kuwait-America Foundation  2021 Massachusetts Avenue NW (20036) was founded after the 1991 Gulf War to help children internationally. It also sponsors the National Campaign Against Violence to reduce youth violence in communities across the United States. www.kuwaitamerica.org

William C. Paley Foundation 2023 Massachusetts Avenue NW (20036)
The foundation, sponsored by William C. Paley (son of the late William S. Paley, president of CBS), offers counseling regarding addiction and other behaviors.

Thanks also to John Crotts http://www.finegardenspecialists.com for historic yard landscape and tree care.

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