Author Archives: Josh Handler

Rt.50 February-March 2019 Clean-up and Birds of Prey!

Thanks to all that have coming out over the last few weeks for cleaning up the Rt. 50 shoulder and removing invasives from the trees. In late February we made good progress clearing out the invasive bush honeysuckle on the NE corner of Manchester and Rt. 50. Plus, dragged out a good pile of trash […]

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Arlington Blvd/Rt 50 Shoulder Beautification and Restoration November 2018 Update

Thanks to all that came out for our Veteran’s day maintenance of the trees we planted on the Arlington Boulevard/Rt. 50 shoulder!  While we were out, we re-staked the trees, did some weeding, and replaced some of the trees that have not made it.  What a difference three years make!  The largest eastern cedars we […]

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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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Rt. 50 Shoulder Restoration and Beautification Project Taking Shape!!

Rt. 50 Shoulder Restoration and Beautification Project Taking Shape!! Thanks to the efforts of our hardy volunteers, we planted some 29 native species saplings last Saturday on the Rt. 50 shoulder. The cedar, sumac, holly, and redbuds should do well in the shoulder and overshadow the stakes in a few years. A main problem in […]

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