Saturday, March 30, 2013

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Announcement: Save Potomac Overlook Park

NVRPA has proposed significant changes to Potomac Overlook Park.  And its not so clear what input NVRPA sought from, you know, us, the neighbors....   Therefore a group of concerned neighbors has formed in response.

I hike in Potomac Overlook Park almost weekly.  It is a magnificent piece of undeveloped park land, filled with wildlife along the ecologically sensitive Potomac River.  It would be a humongous shame to spoil this land to put in zip lines.
The largest remaining wooded area in Arlington would be significantly affected by a construction plan given initial approval Nov. 15, 2012 without public input by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, and announced Feb. 25, 2013.
This nearly 70-acre forest, park, and gardens in north Arlington—just off Military Road and neighboring the Potomac River—was created more than 40 years ago as a nature preserve and low-impact recreation park. The NVRPA has proposed to construct several new fee-charging projects for high-impact recreation, including a treetop shelter; zip line; large-group campground; large-group shelters; and a two-acre urban garden (the park already has a large vegetable garden). NVRPA also wants to more than double the paved parking lot in the natural area and take over the county- owned Marcey Road Park tennis and basketball courts.
A public meeting on this plan will be held Tuesday, March 19, 2013, from 7:00-9:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall, Church of the Covenant, 2666 Military Rd., Arlington VA 22207. This event is being held by the Potomac Overlook Preservation Assn., and is NOT sponsored by the NVRPA.
To learn more about NV RPA’s plans for Potomac Overlook Park, please attend. More information: 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Snowquester Postpones Trash and Recycling

From Arlington DES

Winter Storm Saturn - Trash and Recycling Service Update 

All Wednesday collection services, including trash, recycling and brush collection, are cancelled due to the forecasted inclement weather. Please do not put your trash or recycling on the curb this Wednesday. Wednesday collection routes are in the hilliest parts of the County and expose the collection crews and the public to the greatest safety risks in a snow event. 

As a result, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday collections will be delayed by one day. Once the storm has passed, crews will work to catch up on the collection schedule by the end the week (Saturday close of business).
  • Wednesday customers' trash and recycling will be collected on Thursday
  • Thursday customers' trash and recycling will be collected on Friday
  • Friday customers' trash and recycling will be collected on Saturday
All collections will be completed by Saturday. Thank you for your patience!

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Thank you,
Arlington County
Department of Environmental Services