Alexandria Mom's Calendar of Events

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Eco-City 4/14 & 4/21


Volunteer for the 24th Annual Potomac Watershed Cleanup
Saturday, April 14, 9:00 a.m. to Noon

The City’s Transportation and Environmental Services, Office of Environmental Quality (OEQ) and Solid Waste Division, in conjunction with the Alice Ferguson Foundation,  seek volunteers to join us and others across the region to clean up local streams in the Potomac River Watershed.
The City is hosting three sites:
3700 Commonwealth Avenue in Four Mile Run Park
Four Mile Run at Mt. Vernon Ave
Eaton Square Clubhouse at 801 Four Mile Rd

Trash and litter have many negative impacts on quality of life, is harmful to wildlife and the environment, and it is an eyesore that impairs the beauty of neighborhoods and decreases property value.  Please RSVP Jesse Maines at to join us at one of the locations in the City.   Visit the Potomac River Watershed Cleanup for more sites in Alexandria and the region.

Alexandria Earth Day 2012Saturday, April 21
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Ben Brenman Park
4800 Brenman Park Drive

Mark your calendar and come out for the 19th Annual Alexandria Earth Day 2012!  This year’s theme “Eco-City Alexandria”, includes a wide variety of activities and educational exhibits related to the ten sustainability principles outlined in Alexandria's groundbreaking Eco-City Charter and Environmental Action Plan 2030.   
This year’s event will include:
  • 2nd annual “Trashion Fashion Show”, where Alexandria City Public School students will showcase upcycling through fashion, art, or song
  • Green Building informational sessions entitled the “ABCs of Going Green, Green Landscaping for You and the Bay”, and “Consumer’s Guide to Purchasing Green Vehicles”
  • Educational exhibits, demonstrations, and hands-on activities for children
  • Annual tree sale
Visit Alexandria Earth Day to learn more.  Get involved as a volunteer or sponsor for this year’s event!

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