ACE Events and Volunteer Opportunities

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      • VOLUNTEER: September 21 Climate Action Group
      • VOLUNTEER: September 17 – Annual Fall Cleanup at Barcroft Park
      • EVENT: September 25 – Film Screening: Hometown Habitat
      • VOLUNTEER: October 15 – Fall Native Seed Collection
      • VOLUNTEER: Adopt-a-Street Program


Film Screening: Hometown Habitat

Date and Time: Sunday, September 25, 2016, 6:30-8:30 p.m.Hometown Habitat Screening Website version
Film begins at 7 p.m.

Location: Arlington County Central Library Auditorium, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington

ACE and VCE Master Gardeners of Arlington/Alexandria join together to present this 90-minute environmental education documentary focused on showing how and why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local ecosystems. Entomologist Doug Tallamy, an authority on the misuse of non-native plants in landscaping, provides the narrative thread throughout the film. Seating is limited, so advance registration is requested.

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Fall Native Seed Collection fall-native-seed-collection-_-fb-twitter

Date and Time: Saturday, October 15, 2016, 1-3 p.m.

Location: Lubber Run Park, North Columbus and North Second Street, Arlington

Join ACE as we collect native seeds and acorns that will be used to diversify native tree stock for local restoration projects. Seeds will be given to state nurseries where they will be grown into seedlings and planted the following year on private properties, near streams, and in forests throughout Virginia. This seed collection project is a part of the regional Growing Native project organized by the Potomac Conservancy.

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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.