Friday, May 30, 2014

Open Space and Parks: Celebrate, Clean and Improve this Weekend

The City of Alexandria his hosting a celebration and discussion on Open Space on Saturday to be held at the Conservatory Center at Four Mile Run Park, 4109 Mount Vernon Avenue. 

Activities begin 2:00pm and include:

Public open house
Learn about the success of the 2003 Open Space Master Plan and provide ideas and recommendations on the future of Open Space in Alexandria

Four Mile Run Clean-up              
“Competition” co-sponsored by the Northern Virginia Conservation Trust (NVCT)

Soccer field open play                   
The Four Mile Run Soccer Field will be open to the public for pick-up play

Movie night 
Free viewing of the film “Green Fire” (Spanish subtitles) – sponsored by NVCT

Food and fun 
Pizza and snacks provided – bring your Frisbee, soccer ball, sunscreen……

Then on Sunday morning, the Hume Springs Citizens Association is holding another cleanup that's being supported by officers from Alexandria Police Department to help beautify our neighborhood.

They're meeting at "Flagpole Park" starting at 8:30am  and will be providing bags and gloves as they work their way through the neighborhood and wetlands to collect trash. Afterwards they'll be heading over to the Four Mile Run Farmers and Artisans Market for some complimentary snacks.

Lastly, the Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market is donating $1,000 to enhace Four Mile Run Park with a community tree plantings and has entered to win another $2,000 through the "Green Idea Challenge" sponsored by ACTion Alexandria

Your clicks can help win the grant! Express your support and vote up to 3 times before Saturday at:

Soon, we'll have news about how residents and businesses can help raise more money for trees with matching donations...and how to participate in the planting.