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Invasive Plants Removal Day at Northside Park

Interested in keeping Vienna’s Northside Park free of invasive plants? The Vienna Parks and Recreation Department is seeking volunteers to help remove invasive plants in Northside Park on Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Meet on the Glyndon Street side of the park (dead end of Glyndon Street N.E.)

Invasive management is more than just pulling weeds. The main goal is to reduce invasive plants in the park and to maintain a healthy habitat for native plants and wildlife. This volunteer-led program gives citizens an opportunity to connect with their neighbors while taking care of this valuable natural resource.

Find out how you or your organization can participate in this project year-round. No registration is required; just plan to attend and be willing to learn about invasive plants and how to eradicate them from Northside Park. Bring gloves and wear comfortable protective clothing such as long-sleeved shirts and long pants. For more information, contact Vienna Parks and Recreation Director Cathy Salgado at csalgado@viennava.go or 703-255-6356.

Vienna at Your Service Features New Police Chief

The next meeting of Vienna at Your Service (VAYS) will be Tuesday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Vienna Town Hall Council Chambers, 127 Center St. S.

This meeting will feature a presentation by the new Vienna Police Chief Colonel Jim Morris who will share his previous experience in public safety and his vision for the Vienna Police Department.

The meeting will also feature a presentation by members of the Vienna Police Department on recent department happenings and relevant statistics. In addition, representatives from area civic and non-profit organizations will provide updates and information on upcoming events and activities.

Vienna at Your Service is designed to give citizens the opportunity to learn more about their community. This event is free and open to the public; no registration required. For more information, contact the mayor’s office at 703-255-6311, at mayor@viennava.gov or visit www.viennava.gov/index.aspx?nid=748.

Support the Arts and Sponsor a Concert

The free Summer on the Green concerts available at the Vienna Town Green are made possible through the generosity of many local organizations and community members. This year over 30 different performances are planned for all ages and tastes. In order to continue this program, continued support from the community is needed.

There are several ways the community can help support Town Green programs including donations and sponsorships. Businesses, non-profit, community groups and individuals can sponsor concerts and have their name and logo on display for the up to 300 individuals who attend the popular summer concerts. In addition, sponsors have the opportunity to have a booth at their sponsored concert and discuss their product and business with concert-goers. Individuals can help by sending donations in any amount to the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department throughout the year. All donations and sponsorships go to support the Summer on the Green concert series.

Individuals and businesses can also become a “Friend” of the Vienna Town Green, which was established to help support free concerts and performances. Annual membership fees are $30 for individuals, $50 for families and $100 for businesses and organizations. To join, download, complete and mail the membership form available on the town’s website at www.viennava.gov/index.aspx?NID=108.

Sponsorships are still available for the 2013 Summer on the Green concert series. View this summer’s concert schedule online at www.viennava.gov/index.aspx?NID=879.

For more information on how to become a sponsor or a Friend of the Town Green, call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at 703-255-6360.