Arlington Tree Action Group calendar
Best things to do: attend meetings, speak up, and/or email!
Is our county adequately preserving and caring for Arlington’s trees? Comment on issues that affect trees and land at County Board meetings and/or email comments to County Board email@example.com, County Manager Mschwartz@arlingtonva.us and Vincent Verweij, urban forester Department of Parks and Recreation firstname.lastname@example.org. Even as simple a comment as “respect the need for land and mature trees” helps. Also include the Arlington County School Board at email@example.com
Below is a selection of open meetings.
For more meetings on issues such as zoning, land use, etc. see the county calendar at https://topics.arlingtonva.us/public-meeting-calendar/
Open Door Monday’s with a County Board member: Every Monday is an opportunity to meet informally with a county board member to discuss any topic. See schedule here: https://countyboard.arlingtonva.us/open-door-mondays/
Up to March 5: Expansion of a public space as part of the Metropolitan Park project in Crystal City-The County is now seeking public input for the design and features on the public space on an on-line feedback form at https://engage.arlingtonva.us/engagement-initiatives/share-your-vision-metropolitan-park-public-space The feedback form will close on Thursday, March 5.
Thurs., March 5, 3-5 pm County Board Budget Work Session – Department of Environmental Services
Ellen M. Bozman Government Center (Courthouse Plaza), 2100 Clarendon Blvd, rm 307, Arlington, VA 22201
Mon., March 9, 7 pm, Planning Commission, https://commissions.arlingtonva.us/planning-commission/
Tues., March 10, 3-5 pm County Board Budget Work Session – Parks and Recreation & Technology Services, Ellen M. Bozman Government Center (Courthouse Plaza), 2100 Clarendon Blvd, rm 307,
Wed. March 18, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Gulf Branch Stream Restoration Community Meeting, Madison Community Center, Room 8, 3829 N Stafford St, 22207, come advocate for stream stabilization that minimizes habitat and tree destruction. Learn more: https://projects.arlingtonva.us/projects/gulf-branch-stream-restoration/
Thurs., March 19, 6:30-9:30, Community Forum: How Should We Prioritize our Future Investments?
Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 16th St South, 22204 Space will be limited so we encourage you to RSVP by March 13. In the meantime, you can also share feedback online in either English or Spanish. The online form will be open through April 30. https://engage.arlingtonva.us/engagement-initiatives/early-input-capital-budget
Sat. March 21, Regular County Board meeting, 8:30 am public comment. Ellen M. Bozman Government Center (Courthouse Plaza), County Board Room (3rd floor). Meet for coffee after with ATAG members to discuss concerns and ideas. To speak at a board meeting: https://countyboard.arlingtonva.us/meetings/speaking-procedures/
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 Arlington County’s Urban Forest Master Plan 2004 (soon to be revised)