Invasive Removals at Dora Kelley Park - This Saturday!

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.
This weekend, NVCT will be helping park staff repair the nature trail by spreading woodchips on the bare ground to prevent erosion and soil compaction.  The park is in great deal of repair. I hope you will consider volunteering this Saturday, October 1. The event will start at 10am at Dora Kelley Park, 5750 Sanger Ave., Alexandria.

You can RSVP here:


Heather Schaefer is the Founder and Executive Director of Go Green! Alexandria, dedicated to environmental education and outreach. Find out more on Go Green! Alexandria.


I visit America every year and am planning to visit Dora Kelley Park this year in September. I never knew it had been hit so badly by the storm. I have seen many pictures of the park, a lot from family members who have visited it previously - I hope it can be returned to is beautiful state.Donna T x

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