Join ARMN Volunteers for June HOG Pull

Come see the results of our May efforts and join us for our June HOG Pull. HOG Pull, Saturday, June 2, 9-11 AM at Haley Park [Haley Park, Oakridge Elementary School, Gunston Middle School Invasive Plant Pull] This is a continuing project on the first Saturday of each month to reclaim the natural area between HaleyContinue reading “Join ARMN Volunteers for June HOG Pull”

Everyday is Earth Day for ARMN Volunteers

By Monique Wong “Everyday is Earth Day for ARMN volunteers,” Robin Davis, ARMN Outreach Committee Chair, remarked at the April ARMN Board Meeting. How right she is! Since ARMN’s mission is to provide environmental education, research, citizen science, outreach, and stewardship of Virginia natural resources and public lands, everyday is indeed Earth Day for all ARMN members. Wherever youContinue reading “Everyday is Earth Day for ARMN Volunteers”

Alexandria Neighborhood Presentation on Choking Hazard Campaign

By Christine Matthews My neighborhood in Alexandria (Beverley Hills), which borders Monticello Park, is known for its beautiful mature trees. Unfortunately, storms, age, and construction have claimed many of them and English ivy threatens to overtake many that remain. So, I was happy to be able to put my training from the Choking Hazard campaign to good useContinue reading “Alexandria Neighborhood Presentation on Choking Hazard Campaign”

Meet Me On A Sunday At Potomac Overlook Park

By John Bernard Arlington Regional Master Naturalists (ARMN) partners with regional parks for great volunteer outreach opportunities.  One such weekly outreach is Meet Me on a Sunday at the Potomac Overlook Park in North Arlington run by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority.  Among numerous activities on this beautiful Easter Sunday, I joined fellow Master Naturalist NancyContinue reading “Meet Me On A Sunday At Potomac Overlook Park”

ARMN First Anniversary of Barcroft Park Invasive Pull

By Jim Hurley The March invasive pull was the first anniversary of the Arlington Regional Master Naturalist monthly focus work on Barcroft Park.  Having bought coffee and doughnuts (hint, hint), I arrived to the area of Barcoft Park we were going to work on an hour before start time to tag Multiflora Rose stems forContinue reading “ARMN First Anniversary of Barcroft Park Invasive Pull”

ARMN Sponsors “HOG” Pull on the State-wide Invasive Plant Removal Day

Come one, come all! ARMN will be sponsoring the “HOG” pull for the fourth annual state-wide invasive plant removal day on Saturday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to noon at Haley Park. “HOG” Pull:  Haley Park, Oakridge Elementary School, Gunston Middle School Invasive Plant Pull Number of volunteers needed:  50. ARMN Contact: Jennifer Frum (703-300-2496, frumjb@gmail.com) This is an area used by theContinue reading “ARMN Sponsors “HOG” Pull on the State-wide Invasive Plant Removal Day”

Backyard Nature Photography

By Monique Wong When Christine Freidel moved into her home near Potomac Overlook Park five year ago, she inherited a typical suburban lawn in her backyard.  Inspired by the book “Bringing Nature Home,” Christine applied her training as a Master Naturalist and spent two years introducing native species to her backyard. “We spotted butterflies andContinue reading “Backyard Nature Photography”

Choking Hazard – English Ivy Threatens Virginia’s Trees

By Caroline Haynes To the passing eye, English ivy seems like a lovely little green plant. But, it is actually a serious threat to the beautiful trees that give yards and neighborhoods shade and character. Ivy strangles trees. It can accelerate tree rot by holding moisture close to the tree bark, while also stealing theContinue reading “Choking Hazard – English Ivy Threatens Virginia’s Trees”

February Invasive Pull at Barcroft Park

By Jim Hurley We had another strong turnout on February 18 in Barcroft Park, as 15 volunteers, including Tree Stewards, Americorps, Master Naturalists and Wingate residents answered the call of native plants needing to be rescued from exotic invaders.  As has become customary, we began and ended the work with coffee and donuts, and inContinue reading “February Invasive Pull at Barcroft Park”

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