Executive Summary of the Green Paper
Green Ribbon Panel
Empaneled by Rock Creek Conservancy as part of the 125th Anniversary of Rock Creek Park, the Green Ribbon Panel reviewed, made recommendations, and presented the Green Paper: Revitalizing Rock Creek Park: The Next 125 Years.
The Green Ribbon Panel members are recognized authorities in environmental and regional resource issues, including natural and built environments, community engagement, urban planning, parks and recreational issues, education and awareness regarding the natural environment, and historical matters. Click here to view Biographies and Photos.
Green Ribbon Panel Members
Lisa Alexander, Executive Director, Audubon Naturalist Society
Doug Barker, President, Barker + Scott Consulting
Hedrick Belin, President, Potomac Conservancy
Mark Buscaino, Executive Director, Casey Trees
Jim Foster, President, Anacostia Watershed Society
Denis Galvin, Board, National Parks Conservation Assn.; Dep. Dir., National Park Service (fmr)
Rachel Goslins, Executive Director, President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities
George Hawkins, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager, DC Water and Sewer Authority
Jerry Johnson, Chief Exec. Officer and Gen. Manager, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission
Lori Kaplan, President and CEO, Latin American Youth Center
Greg Kats, President, Capital E
Isiah Leggett, Montgomery County Executive, Montgomery County, Maryland
Stephanie Meeks, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Trust for Historic Preservation
Michelle Moore, Chief Executive Officer, Groundswell
Eleanor Holmes Norton, U.S. Congresswoman, District of Columbia
Ari Novy, Executive Director, United States Botanic Gardens
Audrey Peterman, Founding Director, Earthwise Productions
Carter Roberts, President and CEO, World Wildlife Fund
David Rogner, Executive Director, Harvest Collective
Lex Sant, Managing Director, Persimmon Tree Capital
Chris Van Hollen, U.S. Congressman, Maryland
Tommy Wells, Director, District Department of the Environment
Edward O. Wilson, Professor Emeritus, Harvard, Pulitzer Prize winning author
Rock Creek Conservancy would like to thank everyone involved in making this special Gala a successful event, demonstrating the power of the community coming together for Rock Creek Park!
Photo Gallery - 125th Gala
Rock Creek Park—an iconic and treasured national park in Washington, D.C.—will celebrate its 125th Anniversary in 2015. On September 27, 1890, President Benjamin Harrison signed a bill setting aside lands in the scenic Rock Creek valley for the benefit and enjoyment of the people of the United States. The third federal park ever created and the first federal urban park, the park's nearly 1800 wooded acres in the heart of the city comprise one of the largest urban nature preserves in the world.
Rock Creek Park offers centuries of history, exceptional beauty and tranquility, as well as a chance for visitors to connect with one another and the natural world. This special place, full of memories, has always been about people, and this celebration is no different. We invite you to FIND YOURSELF IN ROCK CREEK PARK.
International Migratory Bird Day Celebration
Connecting Latin American and US Culture and Nature
Rock Creek Park belongs to us all, and the National Park Service and Rock Creek Conservancy, along with many dedicated and inspired park-lovers, are helping people make lasting connections to the park.
Rock Creek Conservancy, a primary partner in the 125th celebration, invites people to enjoy the park and invest in its future. The Conservancy supports Rock Creek Park through fundraising, volunteer recruitment, education and outreach.
The National Park Service manages Rock Creek Park, one of our country’s 405 national parks, with respect for its past and a vision for its future – a healthy, native ecosystem; committed community stewards; and well-preserved history – all for today and for generations to come.
In case you missed Rock Creek Park IS Your Backyard
Rock Creek Conservancy, in collaboration with
Friends of the National Zoo,
Rock Creek Park Partners Network and Rock Creek Park (National Park Service)
R O C K C R E E K P A R K I S Y O U R B A C K Y A R D
Saturday, March 14, 10 am – 12 NOON in the National Zoo Visitor Center Auditorium
Celebrate the 125th Anniversary of Rock Creek Park
REVITALIZE ROCK CREEK PARK Protect ~ Connect ~ Inspire
FIND YOURSELF IN ROCK CREEK PARK
|March 14th Program Information|
Bob Lamb, Executive Director, Friends of the National Zoo
Matt Fleischer, Executive Director, Rock Creek Conservancy
Tara Morrison, Superintendent, Rock Creek Park (NPS)
Melanie Choukas-Bradley, Naturalist, & Author ~ A Year in Rock Creek Park: The Wild, Wooded Heart of Washington, DC www.melaniechoukas-bradley.com
Marty Frye, Arborist, Casey Trees ~ Volunteers in the City of Trees www.caseytrees.org
Nick Bartolomeo, Chief of Resource Management, Rock Creek Park (NPS)
Ana Chuquin, Vegetation Management, Biological Technician, RCP (NPS) Natives & Invasives www.nps.gov/rocr/index.htm
Karen Zeiter, Community Outreach and Volunteer Manager, RCC Watershed 101 www.rockcreekconservancy.org
Alex Sanders, Program Manager, Rock Creek Conservancy, Rock Creek Park in Your Backyard:Creating wildlife-friendly, water-wise natural landscapes www.rockcreekconservancy.org
Pete Marra, Head, Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, Migratory Birds in Rock Creek’s Back Yard http://nationalzoo.si.edu/SCBI/MigratoryBirds/default.cfm
Margo Reid, 125th Anniversary Director, Rock Creek Conservancy
Visit Conversation Tables:
Calendar: Step into Spring, 125th Anniversary of Rock Creek Park: Calendar RockCreekPark125.org
Explore Zoo in Your Backyard exhibit