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Join Us for Conservation Lobby Day 

Jan 30th, 2019, Richmond, Virginia

Virginia Conservation Network organizes Conservation Lobby Day to ensure a strong conservation voice is heard early in the legislative session. Volunteer advocates are invited to join professional staff of Network Partners as we meet with state legislators and encourage them to support environmental policy advancements.

REGISTER HERE.

Questions?  Contact Sheri Wood at admin@vcnva.org.


Arlington Regional Master Naturalists Are Seeking Volunteers For Basic Training Course This Coming Spring 

Arlington Regional Master Naturalists will hold an open house for prospective trainees on Sunday, January 13, 2019 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm at Long Branch Nature Center. Applicants for the Spring 2019 Basic Training Class are encouraged to attend.

The Arlington Regional Master Naturalists will hold a Spring volunteer training course in 2019 from February 26 through June 11, 2019 on Tuesday evenings, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, and field trips will be on four Saturdays generally between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. The application period for the Spring training is now OPEN and applications are due Friday, January 18th.


I am appalled at the throwaway culture mentality that has taken root in Arlington, and one that is increasing exponentially.

(October 8, 2018)


Healthy, large, mature trees destroyed by Arlington County to build parking lot at Lubber Run Park

(September 21, 2018)

“Don’t it always seem to go,

“That you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone.

“They paved paradise, put up a parking lot.”

Big Yellow Taxi – Joni Mitchell

 

Tree destruction at Lubber Run

See more pictures of Lubber Run Park tree destruction at News.


Arlington Tree Action Group (ATAG) is a network of citizens working to preserve and grow Arlington, Virginia’s urban forest to keep Arlington green and fulfill the Vision stated in the County’s Urban Forest Master Plan (2004).

 

Butterfly in Arlington

Butterfly in Arlington

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ARLINGTON PUBLIC TREES AT RISK

(August 28, 2018)

 


 

ATAG at the Arlington County Fair (August 17-19)

ATAG at County Fair

ATAG at County Fair

ATAG at County Fair

ATAG at County Fair

ATAG at County Fair

ATAG at County Fair

 

ATAG at County Fair

ATAG at County Fair

ATAG at County Fair

ATAG at County Fair

 

ATAG at County Fair

ATAG at County Fair

 

ATAG at County Fair

ATAG at County Fair

 


ATAG:  

Status of NOVA Parks plan on Upton Hill Park (September 21, 2018):

Dear friends:

Consultations between NOVA Parks and Arlington County resulted in NOVA Parks announcing in mid-September what it said was a revised plan that would save some trees at Upton Hill Park. NOVA Parks also said it would not create a new parking space or a new access road from Wilson Boulevard, thereby saving some trees. While the announcement appears to portend a better plan than the original one that would have destroyed more than 100 trees, it still would result in the loss of many trees and the paving of more surface at the top of Upton Hill. Details of the revised plan have not been released. We will need to continue to watch carefully to see what NOVA Parks does next.  Concerned citizens must continue to demand the details of the new plan and ask for more transparency going forward. Thanks for continuing to support the trees and natural environment of Upton Hill Park.


ATAG is now a member of the Arlington County Civic Federation – as of May 1, 2018! See the May 2018 CivFed Newsletter.


ATAG Media release concerning tree canopy assessment (April 12, 2018)


Keeping Arlington green:

  • Preserve sustainable urban forest that contributes to the livability of our community.
  • Promote green infrastructure that provides economic and environmental benefits.
  • Protect the charm of our community for generations.

Arlington Urban Forest Master Plan Vision:

“Arlington County will strive to have a sustainable urban forest that contributes to the livability of our urban community. Our trees are recognized as part of our green infrastructure that provides economic and environmental benefits. The current trend of tree canopy loss will be slowed and efforts made to reverse this trend through best practices in tree planting, preservation, and maintenance while fostering a sense of stewardship among residents.”

Arlington County Urban Forest Master Plan

Irreversible Tree Loss in South Arlington

Irreversible Tree Loss in South Arlington