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Planting Green Corridors

Volunteers sign waiver forms and pick-up gardening gloves at Bon-Air Park.

Volunteers sign waiver forms and pick-up gardening gloves at Bon-Air Park. LOUISE KRAFFT

— More than 100 volunteers from Cambridge Associates in Arlington worked through Friday afternoon, Sept. 14 planting native trees along the W&OD bike trail at Bon Air Park. The initiative, Green Corridors, aims at restoring and enhancing major thoroughfares in the county trails and parks system.

County staff members spent time earlier in the week clearing invasive underbrush and vines from the existing trees and removing dead growth.

In addition to beautifying the parks and trails, the new plantings will deepen the riparian buffer and help filter runoff water into the creeks and streams.

For more information on the Green Corridors Initiative contact Patrick Wegeng at 571-220-1374 or pwegeng@arlingtonva.us.