Washington D.C. Boundary Stone Restoration Project!

DCALS supports this project and ask members to volunteer.

Spring 2012 Stone Restoration message!

THANK YOU TO ALL THE 35 VOLUNTEERS!!  Tremendous Job by everyone, especially all the return volunteers who have done this more than once and are a big reason why this weekend's effort was such a HUGE SUCCESS!!!  My thanks also to Scott Wolf for leading 3 of the 6 teams and helping to spread mulch at the sites on Sunday.

Thanks to everyone for all the help, no way this happens without each and everyone of you!!!  If you were a first timer, we hope you will consider helping out with future restoration projects. It was great to meet you all and work together as a team.  We had volunteers from ASCE, DCALS, AECOM, and many local citizens come out to participate for this most worthy preservation effort.

 

My thanks to Rebecca Sheir of NPR WAMU FM88.5 for coming out for and featuring our efforts on the program "Metro Connection".  Here is a link to their webpage and podcast of the radio program.

 

Volunteers Work To Save D.C.'s Oldest Monuments | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

 

Hope you all will consider helping out with future projects (next one will be in October 2012).  We now have 20 fences restored and 10 to go! We will also be working with the necessary parties on installing new fences at the stones where there are damaged fences or no fences at all.  DAR is already in process of major restoration at NE#3.  And don't forget the work that needs to be done at SE#4 getting that stone back in the ground or the work at the SE #8 site getting another replica stone installed.

Thanks,
Stephen

 

DCALS would like to give a special pat on the back to DCALS members who worked on this project. Thank you  to current May 19, 2012 DCALS volunteers Vincent Costanzi, Allen Schiffer, Tim Summerall, Marion Kopecky, and if I missed your name please send me an email athurber2003@yahoo.com and I will add your name. Past DCALS volunteers, Chas Langelan and Allen Schiffer, Vincent Costanzi, Tim Summerall and Marion Kopecky. This is history for all in surveying in the District of Columbia and those who protect USA's Federal monuments.

DCALS would like to pass the following link below to all friends of DC Boundary Stone Restoration Project from ASCE.

 

A message from Stephen Powers

To all friends of the Boundary Stones: October 22, 2011 restoration of Boundary Stones

2nd time for SE 3, North Corner, NW 9, NE 2, NE 4, NE 5 and NE 6

 

THANK YOU TO ALL THE 47 VOLUNTEERS!!  Tremendous Job by everyone, especially the group leaders, Scott Wolf & Lonnie Murray, and all the return volunteers who have done this more than once and are a big reason why this weekend's effort was such a HUGE SUCCESS!!!  My thanks also to Scott, Bill Nell, and Marian Kopecky for helping to spread mulch at the sites on Sunday.

Thanks to everyone for all the help, no way this happens without each and everyone of you!!!  It was great to meet you all and work together as a team.  We had volunteers from ASCE, DCALS, DAR, AECOM, Metro, Howard University, and many local citizens come out to participate for this most worthy preservation effort.

 

Hope you all will consider helping out with future projects (next one will be in May 2012).  We now have 13 fences restored and 21 to go! We will also be working with the necessary parties on installing new fences at the stones where there are damaged fences or no fences at all.  And don't forget the work that needs to be done at SE#4 getting that stone back in the ground or the work at the SE #8 site getting another replica stone installed.

Thanks,
Stephen

This is history think about being part of it! See links below.

Friends of the Boundary Stones,

 

Our work has been honored with a video post on Mt. Vernon's Website and also posted on Youtube.  The Northwest Current found us newsworthy and an article appeared in the October 26th edition on Pages 7 and 10.  We were also featured on the Greater Greater Washington Blog.  Spread the word and share with others!

 

My thanks to all the volunteers, supporters of the Stones, and to Mt. Vernon Estate, Northwest Current, and GGW!  We will not stop until our work is finished and National Historic Landmark Status is achieved!

 

Hope to see many volunteers for our May 2012 event!

 

Enjoy!

 

Stephen

 

Mt. Vernon Estate: http://www.georgewashingtonwired.org/2011/11/02/video-washington-boundary-stones-preserved/

 

YouTube: http://youtu.be/17PuoBxJEvU

 

NW Current No.43 October 26, 2011 pages 7 & 10: http://currentnewspapers.com/archiveweek.php?n=1&year=2011

 

Greater Greater Washington:  http://greatergreaterwashington.org/post/12503/boundary-stones-the-oldest-monuments-in-the-district/

 

Boundary Stone project supporters are many. Stephen Powers brought this project to DCALS.

DAR, ASCE, Federal Government employees, District of Columbia employees, Surveyors, Students and the general public are other supporters. Helping preserve Federal Monuments on their own time.

Thanks to all who recognize the history, value and importance of this great Nation boundary and history.

These Boundary Stone pages will bring you Restoration of the 10 mile square and people who help preserve District of Columbia’s Boundary AKA Federal City, County of Washington and Georgetown.

!!!ENJOY!!!

 

To volunteer for Boundary Stones Restoration contact Stephen Powers at I want to volunteer.

or cut and paste to your web mail Stephen@designpowers.com

Subject line; I want to Volunteer.

 

Designers of Washington DC

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    George Washington                                    13 States Constitution                          Pierre Charles L’Enfant

                                                                            Links above are Wikipedia

 

Surveyors of District of Columbia

EllicottE and BBannecker

 

Boundary Stones of Washington DC links.

 

 

Please check http://asce-ncs.org under Special Projects for additional information. 

For more information on the Boundary Stones go to: http://www.boundarystones.org.

For more information on some of the work Stephen has done regarding the Boundary Stones: 

 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/13/AR2009051303585.html

Stone numbers underlined have been restored and archived to view.

Corner Stones                                       South       West             North          East

 SE 1           SW 1             NE 1          NW 1

 SE 2           SW 2             NE 2          NW 2

 SE 3           SW 3             NE 3          NW 3

 SE 4           SW 4             NE 4          NW 4

 SE 5           SW 5             NE 5          NW 5

 SE 6           SW 6             NE 6          NW 6

 SE 7           SW 7             NE 7          NW 7

 SE 8           SW 8             NE 8          NW 8

 SE 9           SW 9             NE 9          NW 9

May 2011 volunteer lunch