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
At the June 2016 BMCA general meeting the association charged the BMCA president with establishing a committee to determine the will of the association on Wilson Blvd. Our timing is perfect because the county is preparing to perform some additional adjustments to Wilson in the spring. The Wilson Committee page on the BMCA site has
On October 10, 2016 School Board member Reid Goldstein spoke with us about the upcoming high school boundary change process. Approximately 50 people attended the presentation. There was a good dialog and exchange of ideas and concerns. Mr. Goldstein also stayed after to answer questions one-on-one. Here’s a copy of the presentation Mr. Goldstein used.
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
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
All neighbors are invited to the Independence Day ice cream social on Monday, July 4, beginning at 7:30pm at the Church of the Brethren, 300 N. Montague St. A neighborhood tradition since 2002, the event is co-sponsored by BMCA and the Church. Free ice cream, toppings, and water are provided. Neighbors may choose to bring
The Boulevard Manor Civic Association will hold its Summer General Meeting at the Church of the Brethren, 300 N Montague Street, on Monday, June 13, beginning promptly at 7:00 pm. Meeting agenda: Libby Garvey, Arlington Board Chair – Arlington County issues Captain Patrick Donahue, Arlington Police Department First District Commander – recent crimes in the neighborhood and traffic law enforcement
**** 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
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.
The Boulevard Manor Civic Association (BMCA) held a meeting on May 2, 2016 to review the final plans for our priority Neighborhood Conservation project for Bluemont Park. Kathy von Bredow, RLA, Arlington County Parks and Recreation, presented the final design details of our NC project for our review and formal approval. NC Project for Bluemont Park –