Saturday, May 7, 2022

May Happenings

While the end of April was busy with Alexandria Spring2ACTion and the City Nature Challenge, there's a lot coming up this month at Four Mile Run, as well! The kayak clean-up season is starting, and thanks to the recent work of volunteers and US Coast Guard Auxiliary members, our equipment has been inspected, the kayak barn has been cleaned out and leveled, and we are ready to go. While the May 7 kayak clean-up was canceled due to rain, there is another one scheduled for Saturday afternoon the 14th (register here).

On Sunday the 15th, our pop-up nature center returns to the Four Mile Run Farmers and Artisans Market with the expertise of master naturalists and a theme of Rocks Rock!

Updates on the Glebe Electric Transmission Project and the Four Mile Run Dredging Project will be presented by Dominion Energy and Arlington County / Alexandria City in the coming weeks, and we are co-sponsoring a May 19 presentation on Plastic Pollution with the Friends of Dyke Marsh, to include findings from our microplastic study at Four Mile Run.

And on Saturday morning, May 21, we are pleased to be collaborating with EcoAction Arlington and WUSA9 TV on a land-based clean-up on both sides of the Run during WUSA9's #EnvironmentMatters clean-up day.

We hope you'll want to participate in some or all of these great events. And if you're in the park, keep an eye out for the Baltimore Oriole, which has reportedly returned to the wetland again this year!