Many, many thanks to the many, many employees from JBG, Inc. who joined EcoAction Arlington last Thursday for a morning muscle work. Volunteers cleaned up EcoAction Arlington’s adopted section of Columbia Pike, conducted a trash tally, and worked with Arlington County’s invasive specialist to remove non-native bush honeysuckle and others, along with oodles of trash from Alcova Heights Park.
Thanks to the efforts of this group of volunteers, native plants in Alcova Heights Park will have a much happier spring and summer and the community will enjoy cleaner streets.
If your group or organization would like to participate in a community service event, please get in touch. In the meantime, the following tips are worth repeating:
- Learn more about why it’s important to remove invasive species from our yards, parks and communities.
- Read one volunteer’s story about why he does this important work.
- Volunteer at a regularly scheduled invasive removal event at a park near you.
- Take advantage of the many upcoming invasive plant sales to add some native plants to your garden (and perhaps remove a non-native or two while you are at it)
- Remove invasive plants from your own yard and garden.