Four Mile Run Wetlands Restoration Project Celebration | News Release | City of Alexandria


City of Alexandria and Arlington County will hold a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the Four Mile Run Wetlands Restoration Project on Saturday, May 14 at 8:30 a.m. near the Four Mile Run Park soccer field, 4125 Mt. Vernon Ave. In the event of inclement weather, the ribbon cutting will be held at the Conservatory Center, 4109 Mount Vernon Ave.

The wetlands restoration implements recommendations from the Four Mile Run Restoration project, a joint venture with Arlington County to restore 2.3 miles of a highly degraded stream within the hardened flood control channel – or levee corridor – of Four Mile Run. Specifically, the project restored the historic 2-acre tidal wetland where the water levels fluctuate with the daily tidal cycle along Four Mile Run. The project also included a renovation of the Four Mile Run Park parking lot, which utilizes environmentally sensitive materials and design, including permeable pavers, native plantings, and rain gardens. In Summer 2016, Arlington County will begin the next phase of the implementing the Four Mile Run Restoration Master Plan through a project to restore the stream banks along Four Mile Run.

For more information, contact Dana Wedeles, Park Planner, Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, at 703.746.5491 or dana.wedeles@alexandriava.gov

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, call Dana Wedeles at 703.746.5491 (VA Relay 711) or e-mail dana.wedeles@alexandriava.gov.

Through a partnership of efforts and funds, residents and staff from Alexandria, Arlington, the Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC), the US Environmental Protection Agency, the US Army Corps of Engineers and Congressman Jim Moran’s office have been working collaboratively to successfully implement the framework set forth by the Four Mile Run Restoration Master Plan (2006).  A major objective of the Master Plan is to reestablish the vegetation that once lined the stream and existed in the lowland wetlands areas but has since disappeared or been colonized by invasive species.

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