Rock Creek Conservancy works to protect and restore Rock Creek and its waters, parks, and lands through a combination of education, advocacy, and on-the-ground projects.
Throughout the year, we increase awareness of the threats to Rock Creek and how neighboring residents, businesses, and institutions can work together to address these threats. Our activities include
- Outreach events, such as presentations, tabling at community events, and meetings;
- Publicity through the media, our website, newsletters, and flyers; and
- Developing partnerships with park neighbors, such as embassies and faith institutions.
We press for protection of Rock Creek by writing letters, giving testimony, speaking at public hearings, and meeting with federal, state, district, and local government officials.
Our on-the-ground activities include:
- Neighborhood-based stream teams that adopt sections of park or creek for environmental stewardship,
- The annual Rock Creek Extreme Cleanup with trash cleanups at over 50 locations along Rock Creek,
- Demonstrations to showcase how property owners can capture runoff on their own property, and
- Tackling invasive plants that threaten the health and beauty of our parks.
Over the past year, we took a hard look at how we could best move forward. We surveyed our members, conducted interviews, held focus groups, reviewed information, and debated possible courses of action. The result is a strategic plan that will guide our work for the next three years. We invite you to read the plan and join us in our work to protect the lands and waters of Rock Creek and revitalize Rock Creek Park for people to treasure and enjoy!