The City of Alexandria began work this month in the the wetlands area of Four Mile Run Park. Environmental specialists have begun to remove the tree canopy that has grown on the highly degraded artificial fill in the wetland and the non-native forest floor. Soon, work planting will begin using only native low and high marsh wetland plants and the area will be restored as a functioning wetland. The adjacent acres of naturally existing (remnant) forested wetlands within the project area will be preserved.
Arlington's portion of the restoration project is out to bid and should get underway later this year.
Learn more about the restoration project: http://novaregion.org/
Four Mile Run Ground Breaking
You're invited! Don't miss the official Four Mile Run Ground Breaking!!
Join former Congressman Moran, Congressman Beyer (invited), the City of Alexandria and Arlington County to celebrate the beginning of construction on the Four Mile Run restoration project!
Come see the work that has begun to restore the wetlands, naturalize the stream banks, remove invasive plants, replant with native plants and create a new living shoreline. 4125 Mt. Vernon Ave (parking available at soccer field).
Contact: Dana Wedeles, Phone: 703-746-5491, Email: Dana.Wedeles@alexandriava.gov
The project has a website too: https://4milerun.wordpress.