More than four feet of sand is brought to the beach along the seawall in January in Galveston to repair the damage caused by Hurricane Ike. According to Steve LeBlanc, the city manager of Galveston, the sand is being brought over to the seawall from the east end of the island. In some places, they are adding up to 200 feet of beach. The main concern is to protect the wood pylons beneath the concrete of the seawall. (Associated Press)
Above: Casey Trees' bicycle Crew Captain Karja Hansen turns on a Massachusetts Avenue fire hydrant, the water source the crew uses to water trees, as intern Evan Douglas looks on. Casey Trees has the nation's first bike-powered program to care for trees. Intern Heydi Lovo (right and below right) waters her trees.
Craft beer (top) can be dark and more flavorful than wine, its boosters say. A line forms (below) for admission into Savor, a beer-and-food-pairing festival (above) held Saturday at the National Building Museum.
** FILE ** Clint Provenza of Severna Park, Md., assists a participant up a hill during the Wounded Warrior Project Soldiers Ride in Annapolis. Below, eager riders line up at the starting line. (Tom Galligan/The Washington Times)