Ecological Restoration - Helping Our Land Heal
The Park Authority has a special program to restore natural areas on park lands called Helping Our Land Heal. Helping Our Land Heal rebuilds, repairs and maintains quality natural areas.
Work is conducted on several Helping Our Land Heal projects each year. The first of those was a pilot study concluded in 2015 at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park in Centreville. Work is being done at Old Colchester Park and Preserve guided by a Natural Resource Management Plan, and a new project began at Poplar Ford Park in 2016. The Natural Resource Management and Protection Branch of the Park Authority's Resource Management Division oversees these projects.
|Current project locations|
|Ellanor C. Lawrence Park||Centreville||Forest restoration pilot project|
|Poplar Ford Park||Poplar Ford Park||Began in 2016|
|Old Colchester Park and Preserve||Lorton||Natural Resource Management Plan implementation since 2012|
Helping Our Land Heal Educational Materials