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‘Presidential’ Land-based Clean-up at Four Mile Run

George Washington used to mill his wheat along Four Mile Run in one of the many grain mills that were built over the run.

Alexandria, VA  Sun, Feb 16, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM – 3798 Commonwealth Ave

Plan on 90 minutes of effort focused on litter along the Four Mile Run between the end of Commonwealth Avenue and Route 1. Sturdy shoes with good traction are recommended to able to access the stream bank at low tide. RSVP to receive additional details and updates:

WHEN/WHERE TO MEET: Meet at 9:00 am Sunday, February 16, at the kayak barn on the trail near the circle, approximate address 3850 Commonwealth Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22305. Parking is available on either side of Commonwealth, as well as between the ball fields.

Four Mile Run

WHAT TO EXPECT: There are some wet/muddy areas needing work, so wear clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty.

Please note: – Snacks, trash grabbers, bags, & gloves will be provided – There will be a water jug for refilling water bottles or using paper cups – Mud boots are helpful, but sturdy shoes are essential. There are a few sets of waders/boots available – Dress for warmth, with clothes that you wouldn’t mind getting dirty.

Other helpful items: reusable water bottle, hat, multi-tool or pocket knife We intend to wrap up at 10:30 am, but it is fine if you wish to stay longer. Questions? Feel free to email  at: [email protected]  You can also call 703-244-4029. Please consider donating to help fund park improvements.

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