Public Service Projects

Helping Hands Needed For DC Service Project- November 15, 2014

Come join CFEBA this Saturday from 9-11am to volunteer with the Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in Washington DC as we help prepare the only national park devoted to water-loving plants for winter!  Please feel free to bring your family (kids 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult) - the event is part of the Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens’ Family Volunteer Day!  Registration and photo release forms are available in advance. Please contact Michele Duehring Smith at to sign up!

When:  Time: 9-11am (onsite registration will open at 8:30am)
Please arrive no later than 8:45 am

Where: 1550 Anacostia Ave NE, Washington, DC 20019. The park has ample free parking.

Attire:  The event will run rain or shine—please dress accordingly. All volunteers are encouraged to wear long-sleeve shirts and ttire: jackets, long pants, and closed-toe shoes.   Gloves and all equipment will be provided for you.

Food: CFEBA will provide bagels and coffee - look for the CFEBA sign! Granola bars and light snacks will be provided. Please bring a water bottle.

To participate contact Michele Duehring at

CFEBA provides grants to and sponsors at least two service projects a year in which EBA members are invited to participate. Project descriptions are as follows:

  • participation in the construction or renovation of housing meeting modern energy efficiency standards or in order to enhance energy efficiency for transfer at below market prices to low income residents of the DC, MD and VA community with Habitat for Humanity
  • participation in tree planting with Casey Trees, an arborist organization, which works with the District of Columbia and community groups to beautify and increase tree cover within the District.  Increasing tree cover is a significant environmental improvement activity to remove carbon from the atmosphere and lessen concerns of global warming.

See pictures of these events in our CFEBA Gallery. No prior construction experience is necessary to get involved. Participation gives you the opportunity to network with other EBA members, to perform a valuable community service and to get physical exercise! A description of a typical Service Project "Build Day" written by Marcia Hooks, CFEBA Board Member can be found here.