Community Notices 3/21/23

The Alice Deal Middle School Mulch Sale begins!
We will be offering mulch and soil in our first sale and then plants for sale later at Pre-orders for mulch will be available starting today and for flowers/herbs on April 10th. Mulch will be available (via contactless delivery or pick-up at Deal) on March 25th and April 1st. Plus delivery-only on April 8th. On April 29th; the Plants Fundraiser including herbs, veggies and flowering plants will be at Deal. Proceeds from the volunteer-run Mulch Fundraiser support Alice Deal‘s school activities, such as the drama program, field trips, sports, teacher training, and community building. Thanks for your support!

DCPR Summer Camps

Thank you for your continued interest in the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR). We are pleased to share information about our new Summer Camp Lottery Program, which opens today for all DC residents and DC families interested in our summer recreational programming for children and youth.

DPR heard the feedback from residents for a fairer shot at summer camp opportunities, so this year we are proud to announce a new lottery system for DC residents. In the past, families had to log on at a specific time during the workday with thousands of other families trying to get a camp slot. Slots would be gone within minutes. The new system removes the frantic rush and allows families over THREE WEEKS to consider and make their camp selections. All lottery registrations have an equal chance in the automated and randomized lottery, ensuring equity and fairness.

Log on to to learn more, review camp options, and register:

Here are a few things to know before you go:

  • NOW – Summer Camp Lottery Open
  • APRIL 5 – Summer Camp Lottery Closes
  • APRIL 18 – Notification via Email of Lottery Selection

For those residents with questions or to learn more about our summer camp offerings, we ask that you join us at one of our two virtual information taking place this week on Thursday, March 16th, from 6:30 – 7:30 PM and Friday, March 17th, from 12:00 – 1:00 PM. You may access the virtual information sessions and additional information about DPR Summer Camps at