Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz, Mid-March through AprilCalling all birders! We intend to schedule several outings at Four Mile Run Park during the spring migration period for Rusty Blackbirds, as part of an international effort to understand the condition of this declining bird species. If you are interested to participate in or lead a group outing, please email email@example.com. More information on identifying Rusties can be found at the International Rusty Blackbird Working Group.
Save the Date: Arlington BioBlitz, May 20Adults and teens are invited to participate and contribute to Arlington County’s first ever BioBlitz! A BioBlitz is an inventory of the plants and wildlife during a 24-hour period. This citizen science initiative will expand our knowledge of local natural history and help update the County’s Natural Resources Management Plan. Participants will be teamed with various experts to help find, identify, and catalog the various plants and animals that live here. Both experts and novices are invited to help, as this is a great learning experience. More information to be posted, for further information call Alonso Abugattas at 703-228-7742.
'Nauck Woods' Invasive Vine Removal - January 14 and 16TreeStewards led volunteer invasive plant removal work on Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend near the intersection of Walter Reed Drive and Four Mile Run Drive in Arlington. Adjacent to the 4MRV study area, this 3-acre woods is mostly young trees (under 3-inch trunk diameter), especially Sweetgum.
Christmas Bird Count at Four Mile Run - December 17Four Mile Run Conservatory Foundation volunteers participated in Audubon's 117th annual Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, December 17 in the Park..
Four Mile Run Valley Visioning Workshop - December 2-6Arlington County led a series of events to engage citizens in the planning for the Four Mile Run Valley section near Shirlington, upstream of I-395. See the announcement flyer for details.
4MR Conservation Series: Wildlife and Citizen Science at Four Mile RunThursday evening, November 17 at 7pm at Jack Taylor's Alexandria Toyota, find out what we've learned about the wildlife of Four Mile Run Park, and how you can be involved in citizen science projects to identify and document the wildlife here.
4MR Conservation Series: Tree Canopy and Planting (two events)
On Thursday, October 27 at 7pm at the Charles Houston Rec Center, learn about how the tree canopy has changed over the last two centuries, based on historic maps and aerial photography of the Four Mile Run watershed, and its importance to environmental and human health.
Then on Saturday, October 29, from 9am-1pm, plant trees to enhance the tree canopy in Four Mile Run Park, with guidance and support from Trees Alexandria and Alexandria/Arlington TreeStewards.