Each month, Northern Virginia Conservation Trust (NVCT) holds an invasive plant removal event at Dora Kelley Park. This month will be a little different. The park greatly needs help repairing some of the trails. After Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Nate rolled through our area, the park received a great deal of water and flooding. Many of the trails were damaged as a result, and the staff has had to spend a lot of time returning them to a user-friendly state.
The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities conducted a Parks and Recreation Needs Assessment Survey during May and June of 2011. The purpose of the survey was to establish priorities for the future development of parks, recreation, cultural facilities, programs and services within your community.
In honor of Virginia Cyclist and Pedestrian Awareness Week, I'm sharing a blog post from Dennis Jaffe, the newest addition to the ACTion Alexandria family. Click here to read all about it. Did you know...
The Alexandria Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) has been conducting counts of bicyclists and pedestrians at locations throughout the City of Alexandria as part of the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project. Our first set of counts, in July 2011, showed large numbers on the Mt. Vernon Trail and at locations that are connected to that trail by paved trails or bicycle lanes. As new facilities open, we hope to see numbers rise all over Alexandria.
It feels a bit like Christmas today. This was released this morning from the City of Alexandria:
The City of Alexandria and GenOn Energy have reached an agreement to permanently close the company’s Potomac River Generating Station, which began operating in 1949. To facilitate the retirement of the plant, the City of Alexandria will release approximately $3
Make an impact this fall by Promoting Renewable Energy, Protecting the Potomac, Battling Big Coal and more!
The Sierra Club is seeking passionate students concerned about the environment, especially with specific interest in climate change and/or skills with online and social media, to intern in our Alexandria office this fall.
Come help kick off inauguration weekend with a celebration to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and volunteer! On Saturday, January 19th, hundreds of volunteers will assist nonprofit agencies providing services to people in need as well as provide educational activities to children and youth. In Alexandria, volunteers are needed to assist children and teenagers creating a story book. Volunteers are needed for set up, registration, implementing arts and crafts projects, clean up, and much more. Adult volunteers are needed to facilitate discussion groups with a smaller group of children. Interested adults should contact Jason Ellis at firstname.lastname@example.org. Teenagers are needed to create activities prior to event day. Interested youth should contact Shawn Thorpe at email@example.com.
Come play with us at playgrounds across Alexandria!
Community at Play is a series of play dates to get parents and children to experience local playgrounds you haven't heard about yet or that have been recently improved thanks to the Project Play Spruce Up Grants. Each event will have different activities like bubble blowing, sprinklers and more.
On Tuesday September 4th, the transformation of one of Community Lodgings’ five apartment buildings will begin – a full-fledged renovation! When I took over as Executive Director seven years ago, I set a long-term goal to ensure all our families lived in safe, comfortable homes. Over the years, out of sheer financial necessity, I was forced to take a “band-aid” approach to building repairs. Seven years later, with help from HomeAid Northern Virginia, Pulte Homes and the City of Alexandria, our long-term goal becomes reality.