April is Earth Month, and events to commemorate Earth Day’s 45th anniversary are right around the corner! Here are a number of opportunities––open to all––to participate in cleanups, view gardens with native plants that beautify and support local wildlife, learn how to take care for the environment, and celebrate our home on Earth.
Spring Garden Tour in Arlington Forest, Sunday April 19, 12 – 4 pm
233 N. Galveston St., Arlington VA, and 210 N. Evergreen St., Arlington, VA. Visit two properties in the same neighborhood with different approaches to native-plant gardening. This event is sponsored by the Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society and is free and open to the public. No reservations are necessary.
Alexandria Earth Day Celebration!, Saturday, April 25, 10 am – 2 pm
Ben Brenman Park, 4800 Brenman Park Drive [http://alexandriava.gov/EarthDay].This free event will include children’s activities, exhibits by community groups, food sales, tree sales, recycling, an Arbor Day tree planting, and a musical performance.
You can also show your concern for Mother Earth by participating in these volunteer opportunities::
Saturday, April 18, 2 – 4 pm, Madison Manor Park,
6225 12th Rd. N., Arlington, VA. Contact: Jo Allen, 703-474-2671, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, April 18, 10 am – 12 pm, Tuckahoe Park,
2400 N. Sycamore St., Arlington, VA. Contact: Mary McLean, 703-966-2047, email@example.com.
Sunday, April 19, 2 – 5 pm, Long Branch Park,
625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington, VA. Contact: Steve Young, 571-388-8508, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, April 25, 10 am – 3 (Lunch included!), Arlington Mill/ Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing site along Four Mile Run, 909 S. Dinwiddie St. (on Columbia Pike), Arlington, VA. Contact: Patricia Findikoglu, 703-975-8292, email@example.com.
Saturday, April 25, 10 am – 12 pm, Benjamin Banneker Park,
6620 N. 18th St., Arlington, VA. Contact: Eric Sword, 571-338-8508, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, April 26, 10 am – 12 pm, Ft. Bennett Park,
2220 N. Scott St., Arlington, VA. Contact: Mary McCutcheon, 703-217-8850, email@example.com.