Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Four Mile Run Wetland Restoration awarded at the Virginia APA Conference!

News from the American Planning Association Virginia Chapter 2017 Annual Conference:

"The Four Mile Run Wetlands Restoration, completed in May 2016, restored the historic 2-acre tidal wetland along Four Mile Run. This wetland plays a prominent role in regional efforts to protect the Potomac River and the endangered Chesapeake Bay by restoring the diverse habitat and natural cycles that support life in and along these waterways. The wetlands restoration project integrates flood protection, environmental restoration, community aesthetics, community access and connectivity, recreation, and education. This project is an amenity for visitors to Four Mile Run Park, including new pedestrian access and provides a connection between aquatic and terrestrial habitats that is important to fish and aquatic organisms as well as many birds and terrestrial animals."

See more about the nomination that won led to this award at the conference website:

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Arlington Public Spaces Master Plan Update

Arlington County is in the process of updating the 2005 Public Spaces Master Plan (PSMP). The purpose of the PSMP Update is to assess various aspects of Arlington’s public space system and provide strategies for the future for the full breadth of public spaces, including all of the parks, natural resource and recreational needs that make up that system. The community and park and recreation stakeholders will be fully engaged in the process.
Provide your input! Read the Draft and share your comments.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Help Four Mile Run with Yoga @4MRMarket (more dates added!)

Join instructors from VETOGA for an early Yoga @ 4MRMarket class Sundays from 8:30am until 9:15am while contributing funds for park improvements with the Four Mile Run Conservatory Foundation. Bring your own mat & water bottle. The suggested donation is $10. For more info on all the dates or to pre-register go to: (Walk-ins also welcome).

Founded to support the revitalization and expansion of Four Mile Run Park, the Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market has worked with various community partners to create a venue that is inviting, clean and a resource for the diverse neighborhood of Arlandria. And 4MRMarket funded the creation of our non-profit to improve Four Mile Run Park & Stream. Now there's another way to help Four Mile Run while Buying Fresh, Buying Local

It's not just a Farmers Market, it's a cause!! 4MRMarket helped bring about a lot of improvement to Four Mile Run Park through fund-raising and plain, old hard work. They've helped raise funds for a variety of other non-profits and helped folks of all walks of life Buy Fresh, Buy Local.

Check out 4MRMarket listings to see what's happening on Sundays this Spring! And check out the Four Mile Run Conservatory calendar while you're at it:

VETOGA’s mission is to provide yoga, meditation, and healing arts to military, veterans, their families, and communities. They accomplish this by holding free monthly yoga classes, events and veteran specific 200-Hour Teacher Trainings throughout the year.  VETOGA is a non-profit based in Washington, D.C.  You can help fund their teaching program on their Fundraising Campaign right now.