Dear Friends and Neighbors,
A green, riverside oasis in the midst of the city, Georgetown Waterfront Park invites us to slow down and reconnect with nature. It restores us and provides great pleasure. You can help preserve and improve this wonderful park for residents and visitors alike.
Each year, Friends of Georgetown Waterfront Park (FOGWP) partners with the National Park Service to preserve and improve the park for the many walkers, joggers, bikers, fountain-splashers, and others who enjoy the park each day. Your contributions to FOGWP make these efforts possible. With your help, in 2019:
- We made long-awaited repairs to the iconic fountain, to be completed by year’s end.
- We re-landscaped the large planting bed at the foot of Cecil Place, N.W., replacing the overgrown grasses with a beautiful Butterfly Garden that attracts butterflies to the park.
- We installed birdhouses along the river’s edge to encourage blue birds to nest.
- We worked with community organizations on issues affecting the park, including reducing the impact of D.C. Water’s proposed sewer project on the park, promoting new boathouses, seeking solutions to K Street traffic problems, and incorporating African American history into park programming and materials.
FOGWP, a 501(c)(3), is an all-volunteer organization with no paid staff. We use nearly every dollar we raise to help maintain and improve the park. We hope you will join us in supporting the park by contributing to our annual appeal. If you would prefer to donate by check, please mail your donation to us in the enclosed envelope.
All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Thank you for your generosity and we look forward to seeing you in the park sometime soon.
President, Friends of Georgetown Waterfront Park