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Mount Vernon Environmental Expo Returns to a Crowd

The National Park Service had a big display on native plants.

Alexandria, VA – Mount Vernon Supervisor Dan Storck held his fourth Environmental Expo at Fort Hunt Park recently in cooperation with the National Park Service, an event designed to combine learning with fun. From the looks of the happy crowd, that goal was reached. Attendees got to see reptiles, learn how to do solar cooking, visit with representatives of various environmental groups, and dance and sing on stage with Billy B. There were over 35 exhibits offering information and samples.

Attendees learned about and sampled examples of solar cooking. Curried lentils and brownies were among the samples offered to taste. (Photos: Steve Hunt)
The Fairfax County Master Gardeners booth attracted interest.
Mt. Vernon Supervisor Dan Storck talked with Park Rangers at his Environmental Expo in Fort Hunt Park.
Children were fascinated by the size of the tortoise they could get close to.
Paul Siegel, a Friends of Little Hunting Creek member, instructed visitors about the creek.

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Marlene Miller

Marlene Miller has lived in, and written about, Mount Vernon for decades. She raised her family here, her two children graduating from area public schools. After retiring from over 16 years of publishing her own newspaper, The Zebra has tempted her back to community journalism

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