Nature clears our thoughts and brings peace to the mind. This sentiment goes a long way especially for those of us who work a 9-5 job located in the hustle and bustle of the nearby city of Washington, DC. Driving into the Parkside Westphalia neighborhood after a long day is peaceful. There is a feeling of excitement knowing we can change out of our work clothes, go outside for a walk, and see trees and hear birds chirping. This certainly helps to shut off the noise of the city where we spent the work day.
This is a neighborhood built on the old Smith Home Farm, with remnants of old-growth forests surrounding us and an area that will never be void of trees and Greenland, thanks to the Woodland and Wildlife Habitat Conservation. The Conservation preserves and protects trees, woodlands, and wildlife habitat for present and future citizens of Prince George’s County. This means our kids will have trees too!
“The world’s forests are a shared stolen treasure that we must put back for our children’s future.” -Desmond Tutu
It feels good to live in a neighborhood that cares.