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Mt. Vernon’s Environment Expo Celebrates Earth Day

Lorton resident Robena Reid, left, with River Farm’s Susan Friedman.
Photos: Steve Hunt

Alexandria, VA – Mount Vernon celebrated Earth Day with its 5th Annual Environment Expo in Fort Hunt Park. The family-friendly event featured displays, learning opportunities, reptiles, owls, and live music by the Anthony James Band. Mount Vernon Supervisor Dan Storck and the National Park Service George Washington Memorial Parkway sponsored it.

Mount Vernon Supervisor Dan Storck chats with attendees.
The demonstrations included solar cooking.
Among the conservation partners was the Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services which provided information on stormwater and wastewater management.

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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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