Author Archives: Josh Handler

Rt 50 Shoulder Beautification and Restoration Update and Next Steps – Improve all of Rt 50? (in Arlington)

The trees we planted on the Rt. 50 Shoulder are growing in nicely.  It is a good mix of the smallest ones we purchased from Earth Sangha, slightly larger ones we received free through the Arlington County tree give away in conjunction with Tree Stewards, and the one largest ones we purchased from Great Outdoors

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South Side of 1st Street N and Bluemont Park Trash Pickup August-Sept

Phil has been going to town rounding up volunteers in the good weather in the last month to dig in and clear out the trash in the area around 1st Street where it intersects the entrance to Bluemont Park.   We were first there on Pearl Harbor Day December 2014 to tackle the ivy and see

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DRAFT BMCA Motion to Extend Wilson Boulevard Reconfiguration West of Livingston Street

**** Draft, June 13, 2016 – AS OF YET NOT APPROVED, PENDING DISCUSSION AND VOTE AT NEXT BMCA MEETING *** Motion: The BMCA recommends that the County extend the Wilson Boulevard lane reconfiguration project from North Manchester Street westward to the County Line, or at least past Livingston Street. Rationale: • The lane reconfiguration for

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Powhatan Springs May 7, 2016 Clean-up – A Success – Again

Generating some post-Earth Day momentum, our BMCA, Arlington Master Naturalists, and Skaters for Arlington Skate Park volunteers pulled a pile of newly sprouted invasives — particularly garlic mustard — and hauled out a considerable amount of trash. Thankfully, the weather held and the moist ground made it that much easier to pull up the plants.

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Powhatan Springs – Invasive Removal and Trash Cleanup – Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10-12 AM – Please Come!

Trust we won’t have another snow shower, cold wind and rain — Please join us on Saturday, May 7, from 10AM-noon as we continue rehabilitating the woods at Powhatan Springs Park. Arlington Master Naturalists will join us. We will be removing garlic mustard, any other remaining invasives, and trash. We will have some bags for

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Impromptu Invasives Removal and Trash Pick up on Rt. 50 Shoulder Sunday, February 21, 2016, 10 AM to 12 PM

Sorry all, I was a bit slow to appreciate how accommodating the weather would be this weekend. Too early to do serious yard work around the house at my end, so I thought 10-12 AM might work for some without other plans to do some preliminary invasive clearing off trees on the Rt 50 shoulder

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Come plant trees – Saturday, December 19th — Rt. 50 Shoulder Beautification Project

All, Sorry for the last minute notice, but after many weeks of waiting for approval, BMCA received the VDOT permit to plant trees for our Rt. 50 Shoulder beautification project yesterday. We will have a tree planting event THIS SATURDAY starting at 10 AM, gathering at in the grassy section of the shoulder at the

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Powhatan Springs Park Cleanup — Success!!!

Well it wasn’t that scary after all for Halloween — except for all the trash the combined team of BMCAers, ARMNers and skateboarders [for Arlington Skatepark] pulled out of Powhatan Springs Park!! It was a beautiful day and we had a great turnout of folks from the three organizations. They planted new native plant species

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