Friday, August 12, 2016

Fall Conservation Series

We have dates for the Four Mile Run Conservatory Foundation's fall conservation event series--mark your calendar and get involved! Each event is focused on improving the condition of a particular aspect of Four Mile Run Park and exploring Four Mile Run's history and culture. More details to come.

Invasive Plant Basketmaking

Saturday, September 24 @ 9am-1pm: Remove invasive kudzu vine from the Park, and learn how to use this plant material to make a basket with local artist Karen O. Brown. Meet at the parking area next to the Mount Vernon Avenue Bridge. Refreshments will be provided.

Tree Canopy and Planting (two events)

Thursday, October 27 @ 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.
Saturday, October 29 @ 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.

Wildlife and Citizen Science at Four Mile Run

Thursday, November 17 @ 7pm: 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.

Project funding provided by the 395 Express Lanes Community Grant Program