We gathered on April 7 to celebrate the completion of the Woodmont swale restoration by Northern Virginia Conservation Trust and Arlington County. This major construction and land conservation project has taken years of effort and partnership between NVCT, the County and local landowners to eliminate the serious erosion and flooding problems at the Arlington property. It's a great example of what can be accomplished when local residents, county government and conservation groups work together!
Now we turn our efforts toward ensuring that the ravine is both a thriving natural woodland and an asset to the local neighborhood. Local neighbors and County staff gathered to discuss the plan to eliminate destructive invasive plant species on the site that can seriously degrade the natural environment and pose a very real threat if left unaddressed. NVCT is partnering with the County and local homeowners on a new five-year invasive species management plan.
A thank you to the neighbors who hosted us that care so much about this place and to Arlington Board Member Matt de Ferranti for his support and presence at the event.