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From the Friends of Dyke Marsh: Please join the Friends of Dyke Marsh on Wednesday evening September 11 at Huntley Meadows Park to hear Will Hershberger, naturalist, award-winning nature photographer and nature sound recordist who will explore the world of singing insects with images and sound recordings. We will learn where to find them; how to identify them by looks and songs; how and why they sing and how we hear their songs. In a departure from our usual practice, we will hear Will’s talk at 7 p.m. and then take an “insect listening” walk led by Will at 8 p.m. We have to limit the number of people on the walk to 20 people; if you wish to go on the 8 p.m. walk, please register in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The program is sponsored by the Friends of Dyke Marsh and cosponsored by the Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society.
This free, public program open to all at the Norma Hoffman Visitor Center, Huntley Meadows Park, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria Virginia 22306. FODM will host an informal social gathering at 6:30 p.m. before the event.
If you use a GPS device, be sure to enter the street address, not the park’s name.
Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve is a 485-acre tidal freshwater marsh on the Potomac River one mile south of Old Town Alexandria, administered by the National Park Service and part of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. The Friends of Dyke Marsh is a 40-year old conservation advocacy organization. Visit Friends of Dyke Marsh website: www.fodm.org.
Fairfax County will hold a third Public Information Meeting on the Richmond Highway Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held in the gymnasium at Bryant High School located at 2709 Popkins Lane in Alexandria. The meeting will feature an open house from 6:30-8:30 p.m., with a presentation at 7 p.m. Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) staff and project consultants will provide updates on the BRT project (including the system design and potential property impacts), discuss next steps, answer questions and take public comments from the community related to the planning and design of the BRT system.
In compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act (Section 106 and 36 CFR, Part 800), information concerning the potential effects of the proposed project on properties listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places will be provided in the project’s environmental documentation and will be available for comment at this meeting.
Services Available Upon Request
Free transportation is available, per request, from Sacramento Neighborhood Center, South County Government Center, and Hybla Valley Elementary School.
Free on-site childcare is also available for children over the age of 3. Requests are accepted until September 10 by contacting Maria Franco-Nativi at 703-704-6700, TTY 711, or email@example.com.
Spanish translation will be available at the meeting. If you would benefit from translation to another language, those services can be requested free of charge by contacting FCDOT at 703-877-5600, TTY 711, by September 10.
See what’s blooming as fall arrives at Huntley Meadows Park. Join a hike on Saturday, September 21, 2019, to find plants such as turtlehead, jewelweed, seed box and cardinal flowers.
Register for the “Sketch Hike Fall Wildflowers ID” program to see how these beautiful fall wetland flowers live. Then, learn how to sketch them to keep the memories alive. Drawing materials are included in the cost of the program, courtesy of the RunningBrooke Fund.
This program is designed for participants age 10 to adult. It runs from 10 a.m. to noon, and the cost is $15 per person.
What does the future of Fairfax County look like to you?
We’re planning for the next 10-20 years of our community and we need to hear from you! What does your neighborhood look like in the future? Parks, libraries and other cultural opportunities? Our local environment? Transportation, including roads, bikes and mass transit?
Join us at an upcoming community meeting where you’ll learn more about progress on the first-ever countywide strategic plan. In the months since public feedback yielded nine areas of focus, teams have been working to further define and shape the future of our community in these areas:
- Cultural and Recreational Opportunities
- Economic Opportunity
- Education and Lifelong Learning
- Effective and Efficient Government
- Health and Environment
- Housing and Neighborhood Livability
- Mobility and Transportation
- Safety and Security
- Self-Sufficiency for People with Vulnerabilities
Come hear about each area, then share your thoughts, insights, opinions and experiences t
This meeting follows up on the April 30 Community Conversations meeting about what residents of Hybla Valley/Gum Springs values in its community and what challenges it faces. We will show the video of the April 30 meeting , discuss the report, and hear about discussions with county officials.
THEN we will discuss how residents want to see the community develop in the future. AFTER the highway is widened and the BRT is running, what types of businesses, recreation, shopping, jobs, and housing do we want to see here? NOW is the time to plan so your ideas can be incorporated into the mix.
Co-Sponsored by United Community, Good Shepherd Housing, New Hope Housing, Fairfax NAACP, Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation, and others.
Light refreshments. Supervised children are welcome.