Longfellow Middle Goes Green


Photo by Sue Drescher

Burke Stream Restoration Project volunteers.


Photo by Gaylan Meyer

Fairfax County Park Authority Invasive Management staff meet with Burke Stream Restoration Project volunteers.

Longfellow Middle School students celebrated Earth Day and Arbor Day working on the Burke Stream Restoration Project on April 26 and May 3. Students and parent volunteers removed invasive weeds and planted a new bed with native plants. The Burke Stream Restoration Project is part of Longfellow Middle School's journey toward Green Flag Status under the Eco Schools USA program hosted by the National Wildlife Foundation. Terri Harley, Longfellow's Eco-Action Project Leader and volunteer with the Fairfax County Park Authority's Invasive Management Area program, met with FCPA IMA Coordinator, Erin Stockschlaeder, four naturalists and a botanist to develop a project plan for Burke Stream. More information on Fairfax County's Invasive Management Volunteer Program can be found at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/resource-management/ima/#volunteering