Monday, January 25, 2021

Litter clean-ups continue through winter

We have posted dates for land-based litter clean-ups, this Saturday and every other Saturday through the end of March. We'll collect litter along the trails and streamside at Four Mile Run Park, a great way to explore nature through stewardship. Clean-up locations vary by date, see registration page for details:


Note: as a COVID-19 precaution, we are currently limiting attendance to 10 participants. Face masks and social distancing of a minimum six feet are required.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Dock project proceeds!

Our project to create an ADA-accessible water access point--a floating dock for launching non-motorized watercraft--is underway! The fundraising goal of $16,000 toward the engineering design, to be matched by Alexandria's RPCA Community Matching Fund, has been met, and we have hired the engineering firm RK&K. We anticipate the design and permitting work taking place over the next several months. Once that is completed, we will pursue additional funding opportunities for project construction, and we look forward to posting updates as the project continues.

Wishing you good health, and happy holidays, and we hope to see you out at Four Mile Run in 2021!

Year's End Clean-up December 26

Haven't met your goal for stewardship activities for 2020, or maybe you're looking for a break from the couch, video calls, and binge-watching holiday baking shows? Spread holiday cheer and take in the brisk air at our last litter clean-up event this year at Four Mile Run! We will meet at 11:00 a.m. at the west entrance parking area at Four Mile Run Park, 4131 Mount Vernon Avenue.


Note: as a COVID-19 precaution, event is limited to 10 participants. Face masks and social distancing of a minimum 6 feet are required.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Giving Tuesday 2020

Today is Giving Tuesday, a worldwide celebration of generosity, and an opportunity to support the work of the non-profits that strengthen our communities and improve our world. Make sure part of your giving today supports an organization that you feel makes a difference in the local community. If you choose to support the Four Mile Run Conservatory Foundation's mission, you can donate directly via the link above, or shop/dine at local businesses participating in the Old Town Business Association's Giving Tuesday, through which a percentage of today's sales goes toward our work.