Friday, May 13, 2016

4MR Restoration Ribbon Cutting Celebration Saturday, 8:30am

Celebrate the Completion of Four Mile Run Wetlands Restoration Project

The City of Alexandria and Arlington County will hold a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the Four Mile Run Wetlands Restoration Project on Saturday, May 14TH at 8:30 a.m. near the Four Mile Run Park soccer field, 4125 Mt. Vernon Ave. (In the event of inclement weather, the ribbon cutting will be held at the Conservatory Center, 4109 Mount Vernon Ave.)

The wetlands restoration implements recommendations from the Four Mile Run Restoration project, a joint venture with Arlington County to restore 2.3 miles of a highly degraded stream within the hardened flood control channel - or levee corridor - of Four Mile Run. Specifically, the project restored the historic 2-acre tidal wetland where the water levels fluctuate with the daily tidal cycle along Four Mile Run. The project also included a renovation of the Four Mile Run Park parking lot, which utilizes environmentally sensitive materials and design, including permeable pavers, native plantings, and rain gardens. In Summer 2016, Arlington County will begin the next phase of the implementing the Four Mile Run Restoration Master Plan through a project to restore the stream banks along Four Mile Run.

For more information, contact Dana Wedeles, Park Planner, Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, at703.746.5491 or

Tree Care at Four Mile Run

Come help maintain trees at Four Mile Run Park in Alexandria on Saturday, May 14th, immediately following the ribbon cutting for the wetland restoration project. 

A few volunteers are requested for some routine maintenance (correct some volcano mulching, remove stakes/ties where no longer needed, perform any necessary pruning), plus trimming invasive vines from trees along the channel. This is at the site where TreeStewards planted with Casey Trees several years ago, and you'll enjoy seeing how great it looks!

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