Monday, May 20, 2013
Sens. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner offer language promoting Alexandria and Arlington's Four Mile Run as a recreational resource.
Virginia’s Democratic Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine Wednesday offered an amendment to an environmental bill that will promote efforts to restore Four Mile Run as a recreational resource. The senators amended the Water Resources Development Act, which passed the Senate Wednesday by a vote of 83-14. They offered two other amendments to the measure—one dealing with a marine terminal on Craney Island and the other to increase authorized funding for oyster restoration. “… I am pleased we…were successful in updating an outdated regulation that prevented the Four Mile Run project from moving forward into a recreational and ecological resource for Northern Virginia,” Warner said in a statement. “This bill will advance a project of critical …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Send in your photos for consideration.
I snapped this photo of Four Mile Run at dusk Sunday while biking back from D.C. United’s 3-2 loss to the Philadelphia Union. I saw the falling sun’s reflection off the ripple of the run immediately after turning west on the trail. I then stopped my bike and walked down to the edge of the water to take this shot upstream with my iPhone. Have a photo of the Del Ray-Arlandria-Rosemont-North Ridge area to share? Email them to me at email@example.com with a short description and it could be featured as a photo of the day. Please make sure your photos are timely, no more than a few days old. For the quickest updates, "like" Del Ray Patch on Facebook and follow @delraypatch on Twitter. Interested in getting Del Ray Patch directly into your inbox …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Sewage release impacted three streams, including the eastern end of Four Mile Run through Arlandria.
Arlington County on Tuesday lifted its advisory regarding last week's sewage spill that affected Four Mile Run from Columbia Pike downstream to the Potomac River and two other streams, according to Arlington Patch. The county released the following statement on Tuesday afternoon: Arlington County has lifted the advisory it issued on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 for Arlington Branch, Lower Long Branch, and Four Mile Run downstream of West Glebe Road to the Potomac River. The advisory was issued following a sewage release due to a blockage in a sanitary sewer line. The blockage was cleared the same day the advisory was posted. The County took the precautionary measure of notifying residents to avoid contact with stream water downstream from the …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Sewage release impacting three streams.
Arlington County issued a warning Tuesday for people and their pets to avoid Four Mile Run from Columbia Pike downstream to the Potomac River until further notice following a sewage release, according to ARLnow. Arlington Branch and Lower Long Branch are also impacted by the sewage release. According to ARLnow: The sewage release was the result of a blocked 12 inch sewage pipe, in the area between the Dominion Plaza Apartments (1200 S. Courthouse Road) and the Arlington Village Condominiums (1400 S. Barton Street), near Columbia Pike. Crews are now working to remove the blockage and to stop the flow of raw sewage. If you’re enjoying the warm weather in Four Mile Run Park, it’s best to stay on the trails with your pets and away from the …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Participants in Saturday's cleanup were treated to a cookout at MOM's Organic Market.
Dozens of volunteers spent Saturday morning cleaning up Four Mile Run as part of a project to improve the Potomac River watershed. Alexandria’s Department of Transportation and Environmental Services, Office of Environmental Quality and Solid Waste Division teamed with the Alice Ferguson Foundation to organize the effort. The Alice Ferguson Foundation created the first watershed-wide cleanup in 1989 and has overseen the collection of well over 5 million pounds of trash. Following the cleanup in Arlandria, volunteers were treated to a cookout at MOM’s Organic Market. • For the quickest updates, "like" Del Ray Patch on Facebook and follow @delraypatch on Twitter.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Saturday's cleanup efforts run from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., with a cookout to follow.
MOM’s Organic Market will be treating volunteers contributing to Saturday’s Four Mile Run cleanup to a cookout at the grocery store. The cleanup begins at 9 a.m. and volunteers are asked to park at the Four Mile Run Park Community Building located at 4109 Mount Vernon Ave., at MOM’s Organic Market (park near the edge of Four Mile Run Park) or at the end of Commonwealth Avenue near the baseball fields. The cookout will follow the cleanup at 11 a.m. The Arlandria Civic Association and the Hume Springs Citizens Association have teamed up to reserve the Four Mile Run Park Community Building from 9 a.m. to noon to provide a place for volunteers to learn about the Four Mile Run restoration efforts. It will serve as a rest stop for volunteers …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
The project at two sites by Four Mile Run in Alexandria will be held April 6.
2 p.m. April 5 update — Parking accommodations for volunteers have changed. — — — — It's spring clean up time at Four Mile Run Park. The city’s Transportation and Environmental Services Department, Office of Environmental Quality and Solid Waste Division in conjunction with the Alice Ferguson Foundation is hosting a cleaning effort as part of a project to improve the Potomac River watershed. Families, scouts, students, retirees, and thousands of other concerned citizens will hit the shorelines, neighborhood parks, community streets and schoolyards across the region to clean local streams in the 25th annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup. The Alice Ferguson Foundation created the watershed-wide cleanup in 1989 and has overseen the …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Volunteers haul approximately 2,000 pounds of trash out of Arlandria park.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Volunteers picked up approximately 2,000 pounds of trash in Four Mile Run Park on Saturday as part of a cleanup organized by Hume Springs resident Jacob Cuomo through Clean Virginia Waterways. A team of volunteers filled an empty dumpster behind the Four Mile Run Park building with trash from the park, surrounding wetlands and in Four Mile Run itself. “A special thanks to Del. Rob Krupicka (VA-45) and current Alexandria Vice Mayor Kerry Donley for taking time out of their busy schedules to come out this morning—I can vouch for both of these gentlemen—they returned to the community center looking very tired and dirty,” Cuomo wrote in an email. A second Clean Virginia Waterways cleanup was also held Saturday at Monticello Park in North …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Four Mile Run water is not harmful to humans or pets.
A water main leak near Shirlington on Tuesday sent chlorinated water into Four Mile Run and killed dozens of fish, according to ARLnow. Low water pressure was reported in the Claremont and Fairlington areas on Tuesday afternoon after a leak occurred in a 12-inch pipe near 2400 S. Walter Reed Dr. A spokesperson with the Arlington Department of Environmental Services told ARLnow that dead fish could be seen in portions of Four Mile Run downstream of the break toward Alexandria due to the chlorinated water. The water is not harmful to humans or pets, but it did result in a fish kill. Repairs to the water main were expected to continue on Wednesday.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Approximately 6,000 gallons of untreated sewage reportedly went into the stream in Arlington County.
The City of Alexandria is advising residents to avoid direct contact with the water in Four Mile Run after a sewage spill was reported upstream in Arlington County. The spill occurred in the area of Columbia Pike and S. Dinwiddie Street and is currently contained. However, Alexandria cautions residents to keep pets and children away from adjacent areas until there is further notice. The city also advises against fishing, wading or swimming in Four Mile Run until the discharge is flushed away. Approximately 6,000 gallons of untreated sewage overflowed from a pipe and into the stream beginning around 11 a.m., according to an ARLnow.com report. It will take about a week for the sewage to work its way out of the stream to the point where it …