What: Linda Vista/Buckingham Secret Stairs Cleanup
Where: Meet at the bottom of the Buckingham stairs on Linda Vista, across from Dunsmere Road.
When: Saturday January 22, 2022 at 2PM
Did you know there is a Secret Stairway in Chevy Chase Canyon? It’s part of a city-owned path that connects Buckingham with Linda Vista.
The stairs had all but disappeared under years of washed down dirt and leaves – the city hadn’t cleaned them for over 25 years, secret stairs are not high on their priority list. In 2018 (and 2019) a group of neighbors spent two hours trimming, shoveling, scraping and raking, and we unearthed the vanishing trail and stairs.
After a year or two of pandemic-induced neglect, our stairs could use a little tidying. Join us for a fun get together to meet your neighbors and beautify a source of pride in our canyon! Bring your garden gloves, rake, broom or any other garden tools you think might be helpful. We also welcome contributions of wildflower seeds or other plants that could beautify the stairs. If you can’t attend the cleanup but would like to contribute something, please get in touch!
The stairs cleanup is organized by the CCEA in association with the Pride of Buckingham group. The “Pride of Buckingham” group was established with the intent of bringing the folks who reside on Buckingham Road and Buckingham Place together in sharing this beautiful Canyon and taking pride in keeping the environment clean. The Canyon Cleanup event has been happening for over a decade. They meet on select Saturdays once a quarter at the parking lot of the Chevy Chase Library and pick up litter along Chevy Chase to Emerald Isle and Linda Vista.