YOU Can Help

May 27, 2006

If asked, anyone who has earned a degree on the Hilltop will independently complete the following sentence with the exact same word: "The only time I ever hear from Georgetown is when they ask me for _______." For all non-grads, the word begins with "m" and ends with "y."

Let me debunk this myth by proffering to you the following links:

Learn about the Status of the Boathouse

Sign Petition for Boathouse

Park Service Form to Comment on EA

Fr. Chris Steck, SJ offered his support at the Open House to Asst VP for External Relations, Linda Greenan, and head coach Tony Johnson

Consultant Richard Dorrier and Kevin Brandt, Superintendant of the C&O Canal park land, address Open House attendees

Crew alum Brendan Ryan '67 greets former rower and coach J.J. Forster `70

Former rower and coach William Packard '83 with Alumni Governor and past Hoop Club president Mike Karam `72

Last Tuesday, the National Park Service, a federal agency, held an open house to share the results of their recently completed Environmental Assessment (EA) and to encourage interested parties to submit their comments in writing to the Park Service. Over 130 boathouse advocates, including current and former Hoya rowers and coaches, turned out to demonstrate their unflagging support for this long-standing project.

Crew alum Bert Mason '67 with former coxswain Page Jackson `70

Former coxswain and incoming HOYAS Unlimited president David Don '93 works the charts to convince the opposition

Former men's head coach Frank Benson sits with current heavyweight David Carter `07

Former rower Erik Meyers '71 with head coach Tony Johnson

Kevin Brandt, Superintendent of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, and Richard Dorrier, a principal with EDAW, Inc., who directed this environmental impact assessment for the National Park Service, spoke briefly about the EA and the comment process. The remainder of the open house allowed attendees to review visual and analytical information and to question Park Service representatives on hand.

Former coxswain Doug Sergeant '65 was quick to engage Park Service officials

Former GRAA president and crew alum Peter Foley '76 listens to Park Service representative

A gathering of rowing alums: Jim King '76 arrived from New York to join former coach John Devlin '71 and Bert Mason `67

Superintendent Brandt handles queries from boathouse opponent


Happily, all this information can be viewed online at the following link:

Official Environmental Assessment site

So take a minute now and answer this call for help on the Georgetown boathouse. And make no mistake - this request has absolutely nothing to do with asking for any green stuff.

Once we get past the approval process, that might just come later.

Boathouse opposition was easily outnumbered by Hoya supporters

Interested and disinterested parties were on hand for the Open House


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