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Parks Seek Volunteers to Restore Habitat During VolunteerFest

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

The Invasive Management Area (IMA) program is participating in Volunteer Fairfax’s VolunteerFest® on October 22, 2011, which coincides with the National Day of Service.  Conveniently located IMA sites are holding events this year for volunteers to help restore native habitat in parks. Pulling invasive weeds and planting native species benefits local communities and is a great way to socialize with friends and neighbors. To register as a volunteer at an IMA site, call IMA Coordinator Erin Stockschlaeder at 703-324-8681, or send her an email at Erin.Stockschlaeder@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Events on October 22

Ellanor C. Lawrence Park Unveils New Interactive Exhibits

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

 

Two new interactive areas are now open to the public at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park’s Walney visitor center. Visitors of all ages can explore the park’s natural and cultural history through hands-on exploration and discovery.

 

Farmers Markets Remain Open Well Into The Fall

Farmers Markets Remain Open Well Into The Fall

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

 

The days are getting shorter and going back to school is now a reality, but the wonderful farmers markets that bring fresh produce and delicious, farm-made products to your neighborhood remain open.  In fact, fall is one of the best times to enjoy the bounty of these local markets found throughout Fairfax County.

 

There's No Such Thing as a Free...Game?

There's No Such Thing as a Free...Game?

There may be no such thing as a free game of pickup soccer in Fairfax County after a new permit policy is put in place.  Previously, permits were only required for groups of 20 or more players. The new policy, which was approved earlier this week, requires groups of 20 or more to submit a $5.50 fee for each participant, including spectators.

Local soccer players like Danny Arnez and Greg Pedersen, who play at noon daily at Pentagon City’s Virginia Highlands Park did not know about the change and were not pleased after learning about it.