Week in McLean

Week in McLean

<b>Public Meetings On GW Parkway</b>

The National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) have released the draft George Washington Memorial Parkway North Section Rehabilitation Environmental Assessment/Assessment of Effect. The proposal includes improvements to the George Washington Memorial Parkway from Spout Run to Interstate 495 in Arlington and Fairfax counties.

The draft will be available for a public comment period through April 23 and is available for review at

<a href=http://parkplanning.nps.gov/gwmp> http://parkplanning.nps.gov/gwmp/a>.

In addition, the NPS will hold two public information meetings related to the draft. One will be held on March 27, from 7–9 p.m. at the McLean Community Center at 1234 Ingleside Avenue in McLean.

Another meeting will be held on April 3, from 4– 8 p.m. at the George Washington Memorial Parkway Headquarters in Turkey Run Park at 700 George Washington Memorial Parkway in McLean.

Interested parties are urged to provide comments electronically via the Web site address above or in writing to David Vela, Superintendent, George Washington Memorial Parkway, Turkey Run Park, McLean, VA 22101.

For information, contact the George Washington Memorial Parkway at 703-289-2500.

<b>Eaton Performs At St. Luke Church</b>

Amadeus Concerts presents pianist John Eaton, in a program titled "Gershwin and Friends." Eaton will trace American popular song from the work of Jerome Kern through the jazz inflections of Harold Arlen, focusing on George Gershwin's ability to meld Tin Pan Alley popularity with classical form.

The concert takes place on Sunday, March 30 at 4 p.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike in McLean.

Admission: $20, including post-concert refreshments and a chance to meet the performer. Students 17 and younger always free.

For more information, call 703- 759-5334 or visit

<a href=http://www.amadeusconcerts.com> www.amadeusconcerts.com</a>

<b>One-Day Spraying Against Gypsy Moth</b>

The George Washington Memorial Parkway is planning a one-day spray or application of insecticide for gypsy moth reduction in late April or early May, in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services and the U.S. Forest Service. This work will be performed on 31 acres at Fort Marcy.

The purpose of the Gypsy Moth Suppression Program is to prevent or minimize adverse effects to the environment by protecting foliage and preventing tree mortality at the George Washington Memorial Parkway. The spraying will be done as an aerial application by helicopter using the insecticide Gypsy Moth Nucleopolyhedrosis Virus product (Gypchek). Gypchek is a biological rather than a chemical insecticide and affects only gypsy moth caterpillars feeding within the forest canopy. Fort Marcy, which is administered by the George Washington Memorial Parkway, will be closed for the entire day of the application.