Join ACE. Become a member.

Join ACE. Become a member.

ACE members work to make Arlington's environment better and healthier. Join ACE and help protect our environment for the future. Read More

Are you eligible for a Home Energy Rebate?

Are you eligible for a Home Energy Rebate?

Save money, be more energy efficient and help the environment with Home Energy Rebates. Read More

Energy Masters are neighbors helping neighbors expand energy efficiency in Arlington.

Energy Masters are neighbors helping neighbors expand energy efficiency in Arlington.

Every helping hand makes Arlington's environment better. Join the ranks of more than 140 trained volunteers performing community service to improve the lives of families living in affordable housing. Read More

Volunteer for Annual Fall Cleanup at Barcroft Park

Volunteer for Annual Fall Cleanup at Barcroft Park

Come out to Barcroft Park and join ACE in removing trash and debris from the stream and woods at one of our favorite local parks. Read More

 

Arlington Children & Nature Network

Arlington CANN is an alliance of agencies organizations, individuals and businesses dedicated to connecting Arlington children to nature by:

1. facilitating the use of outdoor spaces in Arlington by children of all ages;
2. fostering increased opportunities and time for unstructured play;
3. working to make more safe, secure, accessible and appealing places for outdoor play; and
4. raising awareness in our community about the consequences of “nature deficit disorder.”

Join our email list and learn about events, resources, and training sessions related to connecting children to nature. Arlington CANN sends out information related to the network, outdoor opportunities and related activities to our supporters about once a month. Become a supporter today!

Thank you to all the Arlington CANN supports who have signed on and are helping us in our annual campaign to educate the community about the importance of reconnecting children to nature. If you haven’t joined, please sign on as a supporter of the Arlington Children and Nature Network by completing our survey.

 

Congratulations to our 2011 CANN school contest winners! On May 11, the Arlington Children and Nature Network recognized the winners of their 2011 school contest: Nottingham Elementary, Kenmore Middle School, and Wakefield High School. These schools were recognized for spreading the word about the importance of reconnecting children to nature, critical to children’s health and well-being. Nottingham Elementary School won a nature party for the entire school featuring animals and naturalists from Gulf Branch Nature Center, Long Branch Nature Center, and Potomac Overlook Regional Park. Kenmore Middle School won a biking trip for 20 students courtesy of BikeArlington.