Glimpse of Community Action in Our Park: Success Story of Lubber Run Park - March 23

Post date: Mar 6, 2011 11:14:12 PM

Venue: Arlington Central Library Auditorium

Glimpse of Community Action in Our Park: Success Story of Lubber Run Park

Join us for a program to highlight the importance of individual and community action in reclaiming our parks and natural areas. The program will highlight the success story of the restoration of Lubber Run Park.

In 2000 Lubber Run Park was covered with invasive exotic plant species that were rapidly crowding out and killing the native plants and turning the park in to a wasteland of weeds. Neighbors and community volunteers played a critical role in educating the community and pushing for the dramatic restoration of this beloved park. These efforts might be duplicated in other natural areas.

Speakers include: Greg Zell, recently retired Arlington County Natural Resources Specialist and Paul Kovenock, Arlington Forest resident and community activist _

We are fortunate to live in an area with parks and natural resources that are more extensive and diverse than might be expected in an urban setting. Within Arlington's boundaries are globally-rare natural communities, old-age forest remnants, wetlands and springs, a number of state champion trees, and unique locations harboring uncommon plants and wild flowers. However, many of these ecological gems are threatened by invasive exotic plant species. Community action is key to reclaiming these treasures.

Sponsored by Arlington Regional Master Naturalists (ARMN), TreeStewards of Arlington and Alexandria,

Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment (ACE), Remove Invasive Plants (RIP) program, Arlington County Parks and Recreation Commission