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Parks Seek Volunteers to Restore Habitat During VolunteerFest

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

The Invasive Management Area (IMA) program is participating in Volunteer Fairfax’s VolunteerFest® on October 22, 2011, which coincides with the National Day of Service.  Conveniently located IMA sites are holding events this year for volunteers to help restore native habitat in parks. Pulling invasive weeds and planting native species benefits local communities and is a great way to socialize with friends and neighbors. To register as a volunteer at an IMA site, call IMA Coordinator Erin Stockschlaeder at 703-324-8681, or send her an email at Erin.Stockschlaeder@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Events on October 22

  • Pohick Stream Valley: Help restore this lovely stream valley park to its natural state! Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to noon to remove invasive plants and provide some tender loving care.
  • Brentwood Park: This quaint park is situated in Fairfax and needs your help! Volunteers will work from 10 a.m. to noon removing invasive plants. Try your hand using some cool tools.
  • Nottoway Park: Volunteers will work from 9 a.m. to noon in this beautiful and historic park in Vienna to remove invasive plants. Help this park’s natural beauty shine!
  • Annandale Community Park: This lovely park is located next to Hidden Oaks Nature center in Annandale, Va.  It needs your help to combat invasive plants, so bring out the whole family for some outdoor fun and education!
  • Belvedere Park: This park in Falls Church is right next door to an elementary school and is utilized as an outdoor classroom.  Help remove invasives from Belvedere Park from 8:30 to 10 a.m. and ensure that all the children that visit the park get to see its natural beauty.
  • Bryn Mawr Park: Calling all nature lovers! Help remove invasives and learn about your local plants from 9 a.m. to noon at this lovely park in McLean.
  • Huntley Meadows Park: Volunteers are needed from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Huntley Meadows Park in Alexandria to remove invasive plants that could threaten this park’s fragile wetland ecosystem.   Be sure to check out the boardwalk and nature center when you are done!
  • Falstaff Park: Volunteer a few hours of your time and make a lasting difference! From 9 a.m. to noon volunteers will be working to remove invasive plants and help restore habitat.

Events on October 23

  • Idylwood Park: From 9 to 11 a.m. volunteers will work at this busy park in McLean to remove invasive plants.  Get outdoors with the whole family and make a difference in your community!

For more information about the IMA program, visit www.Fairfaxcounty.gov/Parks/Resources/IMA.

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