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Sowing the seeds for a deeper understanding of the power of nature as a healing space for individuals and communities

Green Spaces for DC 9/11 Memorial Groves

4301 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20008

Following the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the U.S. Forest Service conceived of a program – The Living Memorials Project – through which it would provide cost share grants to support the design and development of “lasting, living memorials to the victims of terrorism, their families, communities and the nation.” A coalition of partners in Washington, D.C. conceived of a series of nine memorial tree groves in each of the city’s eight wards, as well as one on Kingman Island. The memorials created so far are located in Congressional Cemetery, Langdon Park, Kalorama Park, Penn Branch Park and Ward 3/Embassy Row. Each provides a place for quiet reflection with meandering pathways, benches, simple signage and a variety of plant materials.


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    Friends of the Green Road is seeking volunteers to help with outdoor projects at the Green Road site in Bethesda, MD. Information available on their webpage (click here) or by email at volunteer@tiih.org

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    Annapolis, MD

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    We are a private nonprofit that supports, informs, and inspires the creation of publicly accessible urban green spaces. We believe that every city resident needs nearby green space to provide opportunities for mindfulness, respite, and renewal. The Foundation has issued its final grants to build five Open Spaces Sacred Places and research the impacts on a variety of users with the hope that the powerful connection between nature, spirit and human wellbeing will be scientifically proven.

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