Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Four Mile Run Restoration Joint Task Force Meeting, Thursday, March 10th

The Four Mile Run Restoration Joint Task Force will meet on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 7:00 PM. 

The meeting will take place at the Fairlington Community Center, Room 134, 3308 S. Stafford St. Arlington, VA 22206.

Alexandria will complete a wetland restoration project this spring on Four Mile Run, and Arlington expects to begin construction on in-stream improvements this summer. Please join us for updates on these initiatives, see photos of the progress on the wetlands project, and hear about the proposed Arlington construction schedule. There will also be updates on the Pedestrian Bridge and projects within the area.

What's New?
January 2016 - The Four Mile Run Park path is now re-opened for pedestrians and cyclists. The wetlands trail will be remain closed until spring when there is dry and predictable weather to complete it. The pink flags will remain in the wetlands for one year in order to deter geese as plants establish.

Stayed tuned for a ribbon ceremony date upon full completion in spring 2016.

Four Mile Run Restoration Project

The restoration project is a joint venture to restore 2.3 miles of a highly degraded stream within the hardened flood control channel - or levee corridor - of Four Mile Run. Through a partnership of efforts and funds, residents and staff from Alexandria, Arlington, the Northern Virginia Regional Comission (NVRC), the US Environmental Protection Agency, the US Army Corps of Engineers and Congressman Jim Moran's office have been working collaboratively to successfully implement the framework set forth by the Four Mile Run Restoration Master Plan (2006). 

A citizen-led Joint Task Force (JTF), with representatives appointed by the chief administrative officers of each jurisdiction, examines project alternatives, gathers public input, and provides recommendations to the project’s Agency Coordination Group (ACG). Members of the ACG represent the various local, regional, and federal government agencies involved in the planning and implementation of the restoration effort. A list of JTF members and an archive of meeting summaries are available on the project website.

NVRC is facilitating the administration of the Four Mile Run Restoration Project and additional information related to the project can be found on their website.

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