DOPC Receives 2015 Hartzog Volunteer Award

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Yale Day of Service Volunteers, Spring 2016

Thanks to the hard work of all of our volunteers, Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy is proud to announce its receipt of the National Park Service’s National Capital Region 2015 Hartzog Volunteer Group Award. The award recognizes outstanding service by individuals and organizations to the National Parks.

From 2013 to 2015, the Conservancy logged over 30,000 volunteer work hours in its efforts to restore, maintain, and promote the Park. Volunteers of all ages pulled stiltgrass and english ivy, cut invasive shrubs and vines, planted and watered trees, and helped with large-scale restoration projects including improvements to the Old Stone Pump House, Beech Grove, and East Falls Dam.

While 2016 is set to be another record year for our volunteer programs, with over 4000 volunteer hours logged to date, the work doesn’t stop there. Dumbarton Oaks restoration work, including invasive plant removal this past spring and summer in our Upper Stream Valley, requires consistent and ongoing maintenance. To participate in our volunteer efforts, please contact Project Manager and Volunteer Coordinator, Amanda Shull at amandashull@dopark.org, or take part in one of our monthly volunteer work days. Your help is needed more than ever to maintain these improvements for future generations!

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