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ACE Events and Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in volunteering with ACE on an ongoing basis? Then please take a moment to complete our volunteer application. The application enables us to collect information about your skills and interests so that we are better able the match you with our volunteer needs leading to a more fulfilling experience for all. We’ll send you notices about upcoming volunteer events and opportunities that might be a good fit. Please complete the application today!

ForumCounty Board Candidates Forums

ACE is co-sponsoring two forums with the County Board Candidates: Audrey Clement, Katie Cristol, Christian Dorsey, and Mike McMenamin.

Environmental County Board Candidates Forum
Wednesday, October 7th, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Arlington Trade Center, Conference Room, 2700 S. Taylor Street

Co-sponsored by the Arlington Parks Coalition, ACE, and TreeStewards

The goal of this forum will be to expand a conversation about parks, recreation amenities, and natural resources in Arlington. It is expected that the conversation will touch on issues including:
  • Future provision and expansion of parks, recreation and -community center services for a growing Arlington
  • Stormwater management and watershed protection
  • Air and water quality
  • Natural amenities and spaces, including tree canopy, and perspectives on planning for them
  • Expansion of public services such as schools, public safety services, housing affordability, and economic development, and your vision for how they relate to open space and natural resource protection.

Reception and Candidate Forum on Environmental Sustainability and Smart Growth
Friday, October 23, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Cafe Sazón, 4704 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204
Co-sponsored by ACE the Coalition for Smarter Growth, the Mount Vernon Group of the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club, and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association
6:00  Reception (co-sponsored by the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization)
6:30 Forum
With Election Day drawing close, you’ll have a great opportunity to hear from all four candidates. We’ll pose questions and hear the candidates’ viewpoints on issues related to smart growth, energy, bicycling, transit-oriented development, stormwater protection, and natural resources. You’ll be able to join in as well — submitting questions for the candidates. We know you may be coming straight from work, so we’ll have plenty of food and drink thanks to the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization and Cafe Sazón!!
To RSVP visit

Transit (Cafe Sazón is a partner of Arlington’s Car Free Diet)

Metro and Bus: 
Pentagon and Bus:16 A,B,J, westbound to Annandale or Culmore, usually departing from Bus Bay U10, 30min), 
Pentagon City and Bus,16 G,H,K, westbound to Columbia Heights West, Skyline, 30min)
Bus-station: S. Buchanan St.
The 16’s provide great frequent service east and west on Columbia Pike.
North-South Bus Connections include ART Routes 41, 45 and 77.
For all transit options see:
Bicycle: W&OD Trail / Columbia Pike [BikeArlington Map], Bicycle valet on site!
Closest Capital BikeShare station: Arlington Mill (#31068)
Parking: Free on site and across S. Four Mile Run next to the South Arlington Recycling Center [map].


 Recycling Task Force

recyclingDate and Time: Wednesday, October 14th, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Fairlington Community Center, Room 104, 3308 S. Stafford Street, Arlington.

Interested in joining the recycling task force and contributing to community projects to improve recycling? This effort is part of a new initiative to support recycling at special events in Arlington in partnership with the Arlington County Solid Waste Bureau.

Email us to RSVP or learn more.

Members of the Recycling Task Force can download the Special Events Recycling form here.


Seed CollectionNative Seed Collection

Dates and Times: Sunday, October 18th, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Lubber Run Park, North Columbus Street, Arlington

Join ACE to collect tree seeds to be grown for restoration projects throughout the state as part of Growing Native. A regional service project designed for volunteers of all ages to collect native tree seeds, Grow Native is coordinated by the Potomac Conservancy and takes place around the entire Potomac River watershed with sites in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and DC. Since Growing Native’s inception in 2001, nearly 56,000 volunteers have collected more than 164,000 pounds of acorns, walnuts, and other hardwood tree and shrub seeds.

Sign up today!

ACE 2014 (125 of 273)ecoPOP:  Art

Dates and Times:  Friday evening, November 13 through Sunday morning, November 15
Location: TBA

ecoPOP: Art is a three-day Pop Up event presenting artists and their original “eco” art and a Recycle Art Zone with pre-owned artworks.  Local artists will display and sell their artwork made from recycled materials  or has an environmental theme.  The silent auction will have pieces by the local artists and repurposed artworks of all kinds.  Food and refreshments will also be available.

Learn more.



adopt-a-streetPlease also consider getting involved with the Adopt-a-Street program through which you can help to keep your community clean by supporting litter control on a section of an Arlington Street. Learn more about how you can Adopt-a-Street through Arlington County.