Monday, April 01, 2013

Four Mile Run DOWNSTREAM Clean-up April 6th

Arlandria Businesses and Citizen Groups Offer Support for Four Mile Run Clean-up

MOM's Organic Market Sponsors Thank You Cook-out. 
All volunteers contributing to the Four Mile Run Clean-up are invited to a thank you cook-out behind MOM's Organic Market (3831 Mt. Vernon Avenue) following the clean-up from 11am until Noon. (In case of rain the cook-out will be held at 4109 Mt Vernon Avenue. 

Check Out the Community Efforts.
The Arlandria Civic Association and the Hume Springs Citizens Association have teamed up to reserve the Four Mile Run Community Building at 4109 Mt Vernon Avenue.

The Four Mile Run Community Building will be open from 9am-Noon to provide volunteers with a place to learn more about the Four Mile Run Restoration Efforts. The 4MR Building, a community led effort to help further the revitalization of Four Mile Run Park, will serve as a rest stop for volunteers and the rain location for MOM's cook-out. Restroom facilities are also available on-site.

Parking for the clean-up has been organized in three locations: 
  • 3700 Commonwealth Avenue (by the baseball fields)
  • Behind MOM's Organic Market at 3831 Mt Vernon Avenue (please park closest to park at edge of lot).
  • 4109 Mt Vernon Avenue at the Four Mile Run Community Building
Public Transportation options to the Four Mile Run Clean-up include: Metro Bus 9A, 10A & 10B. Dash Bus AT-10 and AT-3/4 also have stops withing walking distance of the Park. 

Saturday, April 6, 9 – 11 a.m.
Every little bit helps.
The City’s Transportation and Environmental Services (T&ES), Office of Environmental Quality (OEQ) and Solid Waste Division, in conjunction with the Alice Ferguson Foundation,  is  hosting sites in Alexandria at Four Mile Run Park.  Families, scouts, students, retirees, and thousands of other concerned citizens will hit the shorelines, neighborhood parks, community streets, and schoolyards of the region to clean up local streams in the Potomac River Watershed.
The Alice Ferguson Foundation created the watershed-wide cleanup in 1989 and has overseen the collection of well over 5 million pounds of trash.
The City is hosting two sites on Four Mile Run:
Please RSVP to Jeremy Hassan at, or show up to help out.  Visit Potomac River Watershed Cleanup for more sites in Alexandria and the region.

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