Environment


September Park and Environmental Update
September 2011 - This section is a round-up of park and environmental articles of importance to the Braddock District and includes the following:

            The ReBuild Warehouse’s Sustainability Workshop Series
            Friends of Accotink Creek Sponsor Town Hall
            Keep Safety in Mind When Using Your Outdoor Fire Pits

July Park and Environmental Update
July 2011 - The Monticello Park Master Planning Process Continues, and Environmental opportunities in July are listed

June Environmental Updates: Invasive Plant Removal, Stream Monitoring, Sustainability Workshops and More
June 2011 - Dates provided on Invasive Plant Removal days, Stream Monitoring Opportunities and a number of sustainability workshops offered through George Mason University.

News Roundup from the Fairfax County Park Authority
May 2011 - Quick hits from Braddock District Park Authority Representative Tony Vellucci, Invasive Plant Removal Day and the Reopening of some Braddock District Farmer's Markets.

April Environmental Calendar: Cleanup Opportunities, Composting Workshops, Plant Sales and More

Spring Environmental Updates: Forthcoming Leadership Institute, Seedling Sale, Internship Opportunities and More
March 2011 - Braddock Environmental Leadership Institute Scheduled, Monticello Park Master Plan Meeting Rescheduled and many more updates in this environmental roundup section. You will also find an article on the dredging at Lake Barton.

Monticello Park Master Plan Meeting to be Rescheduled
February 2011 - For the second time, the public information meeting discussing the development of a park master plan for Monticello Park was cancelled due to weather. When a new date is set, we will make the community aware.

Braddock District Park Updates
January 2011 - Monticello Park Master Plan process begins, a public information meeting will be held on Thursday, January 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the cafeteria of Bonnie Brae Elementary School. The Pickett Road pedestrian bridge over the Long Branch stream valley at Pickett Road and Twinbrook Road reopened to pedestrian traffic on January 4, 2011

An Update on Braddock District Sidewalks, Trails and Parks
December 2010 - Sidewalks and trails are critical to the lifestyle that exists within the Braddock District. Over the past year a number of projects have been completed that will improve connections and safety of street crossings. Also, Master Plan Process Starts for Monticello Park and Bid to Dredge Lake Barton Received.

Dredging Efforts Set to Continue in Braddock District Lakes
November 2010 - Braddock District is blessed to have five lakes that provide habitat for wildlife, enjoyment for residents and a method of protecting homes, roads and businesses from catastrophic storm events.

Fairfax County Releases Deer Management Survey Results 
November 2010 - In June 2010, a Deer Management Survey was sent to the public in an effort to obtain information about residents’ experiences with, and perception of, white-tailed deer in Fairfax County.

Fairfax County Park Authority Looking at a Trash Free Pilot Program
October 2010 - In an effort to reduce costs and increase their “Go Green” efforts, the Fairfax County Park Authority will be implementing a pilot program whereby park staff will no longer provide trash cans for park visitors to use. Instead, visitors will need to make sure they collect and remove their own refuse.

Don't Sleep on Bed Bugs, These Tiny Insects are Nothing to be Ignored
October 2010 -With an infestation rate trailing only New York City, bedbugs are making their presence known in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area

No Cause for Alarm, but Watch for Coyotes in Braddock
August 2010 - County Wildlife Biologist, Victoria Monroe, has confirmed that, yes, we have had a County-wide population of coyotes since 2000.

Update on Pohick Watershed Plan
August 2010 - At a forum held at Sangster Elementary School on July 27, residents heard about restoring this Watershed, and reviewed projects broken into two priority phases.

Environmental News in the Braddock District
July 2010 - Input Sought for Pohick Creek Watershed Plan; Fight the Bite: Protect Yourself from Mosquitoes this Summer

Environmental News in the Braddock District
June 2010 - Ossian Hall Park Reconstruction Moves Forward; Braddock Neighborhood News: How to Manage Stormwater Runoff on Your Property; Help Identify the Braddock District’s Significant Trees; Keep a Watchful Eye out for Copperheads

Park Authority Camps: Your Summer Fun Solution
May 2010 - Camps through the Fairfax County Park Authority are an affordable way to keep your children active and having fun all summer long. For a complete listing and to register online visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks.

Environmental News in the Braddock District
May 2010 - Lake Accotink Spillway Repair; Woodglen Lake Dam Rehabilitation and A Friendly Reminder to Clean Up After Your Dog

Increasing Sewer Rate Will Allow County to Meet Future Needs 
April 2010 - A Special to the Braddock Beacon from County Staff at the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services

Braddock District Responds to Snowstorm
March 2010 - We’d like to take a moment and recognize some amazing people who, when the situation was not the best, stepped up and helped out their neighbors and friends in need. Here you will also find information on the March 16th “Snow Summit” being hosted by the Board of Supervisors.

Green Activities in Braddock
February 2010 - Recycling Your Aluminum Cans at Lord of Life Helps Support Charitable Causes in Braddock, Greening Fairfax County Series:  Restoring Land, Restoring Water, and Ossian Hall Park Now Closed for Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

Park Authority and Consumer Protection Commission Seek Public Input
November 2009 - Join Park Authority Director John Dargle, Jr. at a “Listening Forum” in Rooms 4/5 at the Fairfax County Government Center, on Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 7 P.M. Also the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has asked the Consumer Protection Commission (CPC) to investigate the rates of the five municipal water utilities in Fairfax County and the CPC would like input from members of the public by November 15, 2009.

Work Continues at Both Lake Royal and Accotink
October 2009 - A plan to reforest Lake Royal is to be presented on October 26 at Laurel Ridge Elementary School Cafeteria and work on the Lake Accotink Dam/Spillway is well underway.

Dam Repairs Cause Temporary Closure of Park Trail 
September 2009 - As construction begins on Lake Accotink Park’s dam, a portion of the 3.8-mile loop trail will be temporarily closed at the fair-weather crossing at trail marker three (right in front of the dam) to thru traffic for several days up to three times between late-August and December.

Lake Barton Dam Structure to be Improved Beginning Next Year
August 2009 - The Lake Barton dam rehabilitation project will assure continued recreation and safety benefits to the 1,585 people who live and work downstream.


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