City of Alexandria Schedules Invasive Plant Control Projects

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City of Alexandria Schedules Invasive Plant Control Projects

For Immediate Release: May 15, 2018

The City of Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities has scheduled contractors (IPC) to remove invasive plant material from public lands. Weather permitting the work will occur over the next two (2) to five (5) weeks. 

The purpose of the work is to improve environmental conditions for native trees, plants, and animals by reducing the negative impact of invasive plants. Please be advised that IPC will post signs in the areas where activity is occurring. 

The following areas will receive care within the timeframe indicated above:

  • Four Mile Run Park - control of invasive plants along the shoreline, from the tributary behind the softball field east to Route 1;
  • Landmark & Van Dorn ROWs - control of invasive plants within the two (2) circle interchanges at Duke and Van Dorn; and
  • Holmes Run Greenway & Park - between Duke Street and the confluence with Backlick Run along the banks of Holmes Run in this location.

For additional information, contact Bob Williams, Division Chief, Natural Resources, at 703.746.4688 or