Sign, landscaping, and entrance to the Marie Reed Community Learning Center
Sign, landscaping, and entrance to the Marie Reed Community Learning Center
The plaza area could potentially involve a memorial grove.
The plaza area could potentially involve a memorial grove.

Washington DC September 11 Memorial Grove in Ward 1: Marie Reed School

Purpose:
The project website states that “the Memorial Tree Groves Project will pay lasting tribute to the tragic events of September 11, 2001 with one central and eight ward-based neighborhood memorial tree groves." This is one of the eight neighborhood groves that will be created both to remember September 11 and to celebrate the community that surrounds it.

Reason site was selected:
The Marie Reed Community Learning Center was selected as the official Ward 1 grove by the steering committee of the citywide project because it was the best site that met their specifications of wanting to improve an underserved area in each ward. This Ward includes some of the most densley populated areas in the city, including the Adams Morgan neighborhood. The project hopes to improve the quality of the open, passive, and active spaces on the site. Their USFS proposal states, "the choice of this location as the Ward 1 grove site has acted as a catalyst for the redevelopment of the entire parcel."

Events planned for site:
Goodinson is planning for a community organizer who can help work with all of the pending satellite groves. All the sites are currently being surveyed to create base maps for initial site analysis and design concepts. Eventually, as the projects grow, there will be participatory design meetings, community plantings, dedications, and possibly ongoing events. The project remains to be shaped by the local stewards in concert with GreenSpaces for DC and the parks department. Helping the school to reconceive its parcel and incorporate improved open spaces is an ongoing and valuable activity.

Do you believe your memorial is a sacred place?:

Sponsored by: GreenSpaces for DC; DC Department of Parks and Recreation; Marie Reed Community Learning Center
Site maintained by: DC Department of Parks and Recreation; Marie Reed Community Learning Center
Project website contact: www.911groveswashingtondc.org
Project email contact: bgoodinson@greenspacesfordc.org

Address: California and 18th St, NW
City, State, ZIP: Washington, District of Columbia  20009
County: Washington
Dedication: Jan. 1, 2006
Status: Funding Received and permanent
Artwork: 
Public access: yes
Public events: No
Sq. Foot: 
Acreage: 
Number & Species of Trees: Select one: 

This project is best described as a: School Garden, Public Plaza or Town Center
This project is unique because of the: 

Project Sponsors and Participants
Is the community involved?: 
Project was initiated by: Several different types
Land is owned by: City
Type of participants: Staff and Volunteers
Number of people involved: Select one
Percent of those involved who are volunteers: Select one
Are people expected to stay involved?: 

For more information contact : www.911groveswashingtondc.org , bgoodinson@greenspacesfordc.org