Falls Church City Environmental Programs
Following is a list of environmental programs available to City of Falls
Church residents. Some programs are sponsored by the City, while
others are sponsored by community groups.
Get involved in one of
these organizations or activities today and find out how you can
make a difference for the environment in Falls Church City!

Arbor Day Celebration - Sponsored by the Village Preservation and
Improvement Society and the City of Falls Church Tree Commission.

Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment - This is an organization in
Arlington County, but is close by and has some great programs and
events that Falls Church residents can participate in.

City of Falls Church Environmental Services Council - Provides
regular input and guidance to City Council regarding environmental
services in the City. Also sponsors programs such as the Spring and
Fall cleanups,
Operation EarthWatch, Ecology Club, and Recycling
Extravaganzas. Contact
Allison Lohrenz at 703.248.5456.

City of Falls Church Parks

City of Falls Church Stream Stewards - Sponsored by a group of
volunteer stream stewards and the City of Falls Church.

City of Falls Church Tree Commission - Provides regular input and
guidance to City Council regarding trees in the City. Also sponsors
programs such as the City's Specimen Tree program and
Tree of the
Year program.

City-Approved Tree Contractors - City Arborist, 703.248.5183.

Composting Demonstration Site - City of Falls Church Department
of Environmental Services. Contact
Allison Lohrenz at 703.248.5456.

Curbside Recycling, Falls Church Recycling Center, and Recycling
Extravaganzas
- City of Falls Church Department of Environmental
Services. Contact
Allison Lohrenz at 703.248.5456.

Ecology Club - City of Falls Church Environmental Services Council,
local businesses. Contact
Allison Lohrenz at 703.248.5456.

Education and City Schools - The schools in Falls Church City are
considered to be among the best in the United States. There are great
opportunities for providing students with environmental education
programs and safe, healthy schools in which they learn.

Falls Church City Environment Web (this website)

Falls Church City Environment email list and discussion group - If
you are a Falls Church City resident or nearby neighbor who wants to
know more, do more, and be involved with environmental issues and
events right where you live, e
mail join<at>fallschurchenvironment.org
for information on how to join.

Falls Church Farmer's Market - Every Saturday May through
November, City Hall parking lot. Contact Recreation and Parks for more
information at 703.248.5077.

Falls Church Garden Club - Established in 1951, the Falls Church
Garden Club is a local group of gardeners of varying interests and
abilities.

Falls Church Wind Energy Campaign - Citizen volunteers have
organized an Adopt-a-Windmill campaign!
Click here to learn more, and
then
join today!  Be sure to specify the "Falls Church, VA, Wind Energy
Campaign" in the Adopt-a-Windmill Campaign drop-down list.

Leaf Mulch Distribution - City of Falls Church Department of
Environmental Services. Contact
Annette Mills at 703.248.5456.

Livable Neigbhorhood Water Stewardship Program: Creating a
Water Friendly Lifestyle - Contact  Allison Lohrenz at 703.248.5456.

Neighborhood Tree Program - City of Falls Church and the Village
Preservation and Improvement Society. Contact Jill Spence, City
Arborist, at 703.248.5183.

Operation EarthWatch - City of Falls Church Department of
Environmental Services, Contact Mary Bumgarner at 703.237.8239.

Street and Park Trees - City of Falls Church Planning Division.
Contact Jill Spence, City Arborist at 703.248.5183.

Village Preservation and Improvement Society - Founded in 1885,
VPIS is an active nonprofit citizen volunteer organization in the City of
Falls Church, Virginia working to preserve our natural and built
environment, historic structures and landmarks, and promote cultural
activities.

Virginia Native Plant Society Potowmack Chapter - Serves the
counties of Arlington and Fairfax, and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax,
and Falls Church. To join, write to P.O. Box 161, McLean, VA 22101.
The VNPS Potowmack Chapter also administers an email list (
click here
for information on how to be added to the email list).
"But now, says the Once-ler, Now that
you´re here, the word of the Lorax
seems perfectly clear. UNLESS someone
like you cares a whole awful lot,
nothing is going to get better. It's not."

-Dr Seuss

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