A Mastenbrook Volunteer Matching Fund Grant will be used to help control invasive plants in the Turkeycock Run Stream Valley. The Overlook Foundation requested $18,500 in matching funds to remove non-native invasive vegetation and replant with native species. The grant was approved by the Fairfax County Park Authority Board at its meeting on February 12, 2020.
The Overlook Foundation, Inc. is the management association for the residential communities adjacent to Bren Mar Park and the Turkeycock Run Stream Valley. For the past few years, it has partnered with the Fairfax County Park Authority on invasive management efforts. This is the third Mastenbrook grant awarded to the group for this effort.
Staff from the Park Authority’s Resource Management Division will manage the project, which has a total project budget of $37,000. The grant will cover the funds necessary to complete the project, which will take place over a three-year span. It is targeted for completion in 2022.
Since 1999, there have been more than 180 Mastenbrook Grant projects with awards of approximately $1.7 million. The grants have gone toward projects in Fairfax County valued at more than $12.3 million.
For more information, or to apply for a matching grant, visit the Mastenbrook Grants website at or call 703-324-8591.