Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Help us Spring2Action

Spring2Action is Alexandria's day of giving for nonprofit organizations working across our community. We encourage all Alexandria residents to participate through April 10, in support of the many great organizations serving our community, like ours. 

You can help us at:  https://www.spring2action.org/organizations/four-mile-run-conservatory-foundation

This past year, we had 187 volunteers - more than double last year1,190+ volunteer hours - also more than double last year - a value of $31,833.


We hosted 47 volunteer and educational events:
  •  9 nature/history walks
  • 19 clean-ups (8 kayak clean-ups)
  • 2.5+ tons of litter removed
  • 535 people reached, not including volunteers.


165 species documented...


... and $15,260 raised thru donations and private/foundation grants.

We also began studying the quality of the stream with a study of microplastic pollution with early estimates indicating 10 tons of the material passing through the stream each year. 




Our next big project idea is a kayak/canoe launch on Four Mile Run. Improved access for non-motorized watercraft supports healthy active recreation in the remarkable ‘nearby nature’ of Four Mile Run. Your support during Spring2Action will help support this and other Four Mile Run Conservatory projects to enhance Four Mile Run and its value to city residents.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Spring into action with Spring2ACTion at Four Mile Run!

Japanese Knotweed
Spring2Action is Alexandria's day of giving for nonprofit organizations working across our community. We encourage all Alexandria residents to participate through April 10, in support of the many great organizations serving our community.

You can help us spring into action by volunteering Saturday, April 6: help remove invasive Garlic Mustard and Japanese Knotweed near the trail bridge. You'll learn to identify these two species of concern and scout for other locations where they may be gaining a foothold. DETAILS HERE.

And consider a donation to the Four Mile Run Conservatory Foundation as part of your Spring2Action giving. Even a small contribution helps us reach our challenge grant goal of a minimum of ten donors, opening up an additional $500 from the Eshom ‘n Wilhelm Family Fund!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

4MR Land-based clean-up Sun, Mar 24, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


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4MR Land-based clean-up

Sun, Mar 24, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4109 Mt Vernon Ave

Event details

Land-based clean-ups focus on areas that are more accessible when the vegetation is dormant, and on locations where we can get to larger items, such as shopping carts, at low tide. Meet at the plaza area next to the Four Mile Run Conservatory Center. RSVP to receive additional details and updates: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4mr-land-based-clean-up-tickets-58466287239