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Indoor Farmers' Market, Hens and Municipal Composting in Task Force Report

County staff will take months to analyze the Urban Agriculture Task Force Report that lists an indoor farmer's market and the creation of a permanent urban agricultural task force among its "priorities." more »

Jun 12, 2013 by in Countywide


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Fisette Crusades Against the Plastic Bottle

When you have a choice between tap or bottled water, choose the tap, county board Vice Chair Jay Fisette told the Arlington Civic Federation Tuesday night. more »

Jun 5, 2013 by in Countywide


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Trees and a Stream Are the Issue in Bike Trail Route

County officials and residents continue to discuss alternative routes for the planned Washington Boulevard bike trail in the Penrose neighborhood, connecting Arlington Blvd. to Columbia Pike. The project has raised concerns for some residents. more »

Feb 18, 2013 by in subUrbanPlanning (7 Comments)


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Controversy Pauses Cemetery Expansion

The Army Corp. of Engineers will re-evalutate the environmental impact of Arlington Cemetery's "Millennium Project." The plan to cut down 890 old-growth trees met with unexpected citizen blow-back. more »

Jan 31, 2013 by in Countywide (6 Comments)

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Mike Is Moving On

This will be Mike's last “Arlington Green” column for the Arlington Mercury. A new job draws him away. (Thanks, Mike! You will be missed. --Steve Thurston) more »

Apr 4, 2013 by Mike Nardolilli in The Arlington Green

Major Faiths Have Similar Ecological Views

Importantly, each of the faiths compiled its own summary of its beliefs about the environment and these so-called “ecology statements” are reproduced in their entirety in this one handy volume. more »

Mar 28, 2013 by Mike Nardolilli in The Arlington Green

Is Pope Francis the New "Environmental Pontiff"?

Many of us “Conservation Catholics” wonder if the environment will be high on the Pope Francis' agenda. Certainly, there are positive signs that this pope will bring a renewed emphasis on the stewardship of God’s Creation in his ministry. more »

Mar 21, 2013 by Mike Nardolilli in The Arlington Green

Rabies Found in Glen Carlyn Park

Arlington Public Health and Animal Welfare League of Arlington (AWLA) are seeking information about anyone who may have had contact with a raccoon in Glen Carlyn Park on Saturday, March 9, 2013. more »

Mar 15, 2013 in About Arlington

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VCE Master Gardeners Workshop on Spring Lawn Care Basics: Beautiful Greens

Join Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia and Dr. Mike Goatley, Turf Management Specialist at Virginia Tech, to learn about best management practices for establishing, renovating and maintaining beautiful lawns in Northern Virginia. more »

Four Mile Run Watershed Cleanup

Four Mile Run Watershed Cleanup. Saturday, March 9. 9:00 a.m. to noon. Multiple sites including Barcroft Park and Shirlington Park co-sponsored by ACE and the Arlington County Park Rangers. more »

The commission was established to bring together the expertise of existing special interest groups and other citizens and organizations with an interest in issues affecting Arlington's existing and future urban forest. more »


Sustainable Yards

Making Your Yard Sustainable: A Landscape for Life Workshop Series will debut in January 2013. Classes will meet for six Saturdays, 10AM to 12:30PM at Fairlington Community Center, Room 118. Registration required by December 31st. more »

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Arlington County's Coyote

County naturalists catch a quick sighting of an Arlington coyote in this 30 second video (the coyote appears only in the first five seconds, or so). more »

May 3, 2012 in Countywide

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