Saturday, November 09, 2013

Volunteers Cleanup 4 Mile Run with Clean Virginia Waterways - Oct 26, 2013

Community members gathered to help clean a section of 4 Mile Run in the Arlandria neighborhood of Alexandria on Saturday October 26th.

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The eco-friendly clean-up was directed by local community organization president Jacob Cuomo with help from the Clean Virginia Waterways organization. (Photos by Erin Kirk-Cuomo).

4 Mile Run Cleanup with Clean Virginia Waterways - Oct 26, 2013, a set by ekc1024 on Flickr.



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Four Mile Run is one of the largest and most heavily used parks in all of Alexandria and is in constant need of cleaning and restoration efforts. Monticello Park is prized by birders and nature-lovers alike. Last year, the November 2012 clean-up at these parks yielded over one ton of trash and debris being pulled from the stream and woodlands area of the park, thanks to the efforts of volunteers.

This year Jake's hopes were realized: increasing the number of volunteers (with over 2 dozen participating) having an even bigger impact on our park. Although over a ton of trash, debris and recyclables were recovered, progress is clearly been made as the clean-up crews proceeded further and deeper in the park this year to find the litter.

Breakfast for the volunteers was generously provided by MOM’s Organic Market on Mount Vernon Avenue in Arlandria.
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