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New Scenic Pull-off and Parking Area at Langley Fork

Construction of a scenic pull-off and additional parking spaces that will serve Clemyjontri Park in McLean has been completed near the Langley Fork Park in McLean. To commemorate the event, Supervisor John Foust (D- Dranesville) is hosting a ceremony with representatives from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA). On Wednesday, Jan. 23, 11 a.m., at 6266 Georgetown Pike McLean (across from entrance to Clemyjontri Park).

The project to build a scenic pull-off on Georgetown Pike has been in the works for over 10 years. Members of the Georgetown Pike Association and the Great Falls Citizens Association (GFCA) conceived of the idea in order to highlight the historic significance of the pike.

As originally scoped, the project would install an historic marker and a small pull-off with five parking spaces. Because of the enormous popularity of Clemyjontri Park, which opened in 2006, Supervisor Foust and the FCPA requested that the parking area be enlarged to 22 spaces.

The project was funded through a federal Transportation Enhancement Grant of $300,000 (administered by VDOT), with Fairfax County money providing required matching funds of $75,000. In addition, FCPA paid $75,000 for the clearing of the site and future landscaping.

For more information contact Jane Edmondson in Supervisor Foust’s office at 703-356-0551, TTY 711 or by email at Jane.Edmondson@FairfaxCounty.gov.

McLean Senior Source Volunteer Opportunity

Do you love living in McLean? Want to help make it easier for you, your friends and your neighbors to continue to live and “age in place?” You can help make it happen by volunteering with the newly-formed McLean Senior Source to connect residents with resources making it possible to live active, independent and social lives in a familiar, multi-generational neighborhood.

Volunteers are needed to staff the resource desk located in the McLean Community Center (MCC). Volunteer for a few hours a month to answer telephones and connect callers with the “village of services” that residents can safely, easily and affordably access. Training will be provided by the Fairfax Area Agency on Aging. The first training session will be held on Friday, Feb. 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the MCC, located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue in McLean. (Participants should bring their own brown bag lunch.)

For more information and to get involved, contact Betty Yurkewitch by email at betty.yurkewitch@verizon.net or by telephone at 703-790-9586.