Category Archives: Parks

BMCA Special Meeting on Monday, March 13 at 7pm

The Boulevard Manor Civic Association will hold a special meeting at the Church of the Brethren, 300 N Montague Street, on Monday, March 13, beginning promptly at 7:00 pm. This will be an informational meeting on County plans for the Reeves farmhouse and a progress report on the BMCA Neighborhood Conservation project in Bluemont Park to restore the natural

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BOARD SENDS FOLLOW-UP LETTER TO ARLINGTON COUNTY PROTESTING USE OF BLUEMONT PARK SOUTH PARKING LOT FOR SNOW STORAGE AND MELTING

At the BMCA Board meeting on February 8, the Board discussed the information it had received on the hazardous materials and toxic chemicals emitted by operation of heavy industrial equipment such as what is used by the County when hauling snow through our neighborhood streets and at the Bluemont Park South Parking lot for emergency snow

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BLUEMONT PARK NEIGHBORHOOD CONSERVATION PROJECT BEGINS NOVEMBER 14 WITH INVASIVE PLANT TREATMENT IN WOODLAND

Arlington County CPHD (Community Planning and Housing Development) in conjunction with DPR (Department of Parks and Recreation) is implementing a Neighborhood Conservation (NC) project Bluemont Park.  This is a project that the Boulevard Manor Civic Association has approved as part of the Spring 2016 funding round for NC projects.  The general area is between Carlin

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Bluemont Park Neighborhood Conservation Project to begin by mid-November

The Boulevard Manor Civic Association (BMCA) Neighborhood Conservation project for Bluemont Park is set to begin this month.  Kathy von Bredow, RLA, Arlington County Parks and Recreation, will oversee the project which includes several different elements. This NC project is a multi-year program that will: Restore the natural woodland area in Bluemont Park (in the area

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Board sends letter to County Board requesting community process for changes to Bluemont Park baseball field

The Board of Directors of the Boulevard Manor Civic Association sent a letter to the Arlington County Board today asking the County Board to rescind its decision to build a permanent, fully-fenced-in baseball diamond at Bluemont Park until the project can be thoroughly vetted by the adjacent communities and the relevant advisory commissions.   Permanently fencing off

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Board sends letter to Arlington County protesting use of Bluemont Park south parking lot for snow storage and melting

At the BMCA Board meeting on August 9, the Board reviewed the response from Greg Emanuel, Director of the Arlington County Department of Environmental Service to a letter from Phil Klingelhofer, BMCA President expressing extreme concern over teh Counties use of the Bluemont Park South Parking lot for emergency snow storage and melting during the

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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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BMCA Winter Neighborhood meeting on Monday, Feb. 22 at 7pm

Dear neighbors— The Boulevard Manor Civic Association will hold its Winter General Meeting at the Church of the Brethren, 300 N Montague Street, on Monday, February 22 beginning promptly at 7:00 pm. Meeting agenda: Carla de la Pava, County Treasurer, is our featured speaker Kathy von Bredow, RLA, Arlington County Parks and Recreation, will present design details and schematics for

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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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BMCA Special Neighborhood Meeting on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 7pm

The Boulevard Manor Civic Association will hold a special Neighborhood Meeting at the Church of the Brethren, 300 N Montague Street, on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 beginning promptly at 7:00 pm. The agenda will include: Reeves farmhouse working group – update on progress and plans for restoration of the farm house and community use. Wilson Boulevard reconfiguration – consider joining request

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