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One day left to engage: Help shape Arlington’s Forestry and Natural Resource Plan today!

Arlington County seeks feedback on the latest draft of the Forestry and Natural Resources Plan (FNRP).

Our urban forest and natural resources are vital to our well-being, and the FNRP addresses threats from climate change, urbanization, invasive species and more. The draft plan aims to reconnect nature to our daily lives, ensuring a healthy ecosystem for future generations.

Provide your input before the engagement closes on June 30!

Understanding the FNRP:
The FNRP is part of the County’s Comprehensive Plan and embraces holistic natural resource management. It involves the entire community, including government agencies,  developers, residents, and community organizations, in restoring and safeguarding our environment.

Four Strategic Directions:
The FNRP focuses on four interconnected Strategic Directions: Conservation, Climate Mitigation, Adaptation and Resilience, Biodiversity, and Operations. Each direction sets policy goals and actionable steps. By integrating guidance, habitat protection, conservation on private property, environmental justice, and community collaboration, the FNRP creates a plan for a thriving ecosystem accessible to all.

Taking Action Together:
The FNRP emphasizes collaboration, education, volunteerism, and incentives beyond traditional regulation. It recognizes the community’s role in implementing and sustaining the plan, making a positive impact on Arlington’s environment.

The Significance of Deer Management in Forest Health:
Effective deer management is essential for maintaining forest health in Arlington’s County-owned natural land parks. Recent surveys found an overabundance of deer. Without intervention, the overconsumption of plants by deer will harm the local ecosystem and wildlife, including the deer.

Learn more about the deer management project and join us on July 11 for a community meeting at Lubber Run Community Center, or provide feedback online until July 18.

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Our caring and experienced educators create opportunities for children 16 months to 5 years old to play, learn, and grow in a nurturing environment of child-centered and developmentally appropriate experiences.

Initially established more than 50 years ago in South Arlington, CWP continues to be a lauded program in the Northern Virginia area. We are extremely proud to have been recognized as a Best Preschool in Northern Virginia Magazine for the last 4 years.

Located now in North Arlington at 2666 Military Road, CWP offers a part-time parents day out and preschool program with options to extend care both before and after school. We offer a supportive and inclusive school community for children and parents alike and welcome all families to join our school!

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The Optimist Club of Arlington is holding its 77th annual Christmas tree sale!

This year, the tree sale will be held at the Knights of Columbus (5115 Little Falls Road). The lot opens for sales on November 24th. The Optimist Club is selling small and large trees ranging from tabletop size to 10 foot tall trees! Wreaths, garland, tree stands, and White House Christmas ornaments will also be for sale.

100% of all proceeds go towards helping Arlington County youth.

For more information, please visit the Arlington Optimists website at

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Christmas Tree Sales

2023 Christmas Tree Sales Begin

Saturday, December 2

Get your holiday decorating off to the right start this year! We will be selling 150 Fraser firs, freshly cut and delivered from Sparta, North Carolina.

Sale Hours:

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