Friday, March 9, 2007

Come Help Clean Up Four Mile Run! (Or: If I Have to Get Up Early, So Should You)

NOTE TO WONKETTE READERS: THIS EVENT OCCURED MARCH 9. CHECK OUT THE ORGANIC WINE TASTING COMING UP ON MAY 11TH!

I'll be up early tomorrow morning helping lead a major Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment cleanup! There will be cleanups at three different sites -- Arlington Mill Community Center, Barcroft Park, and Shirlington Park. I'll be at the Barcroft location at 9am trying to look awake and not cold.

The forecast for Saturday afternoon actually looks great -- sunny and a high of 60 -- but according to weather.com, it'll be cloudy and 39 at 9am. At early cleanups like this, I usually go with layers, a couple of sweatshirts that I can peel off as it warms up.

We'll be cleaning up Four Mile Run, and the more people we get, the more trash we'll be able to remove from the stream. I've seen everything from a portable toilet door to a car bumper to an American flag pulled out of the stream, but the most common items are plastic bottles, pieces of styrofoam, and cigarette butts (contrary to popular belief, they're not biodegradable). ACE is partnering on the cleanup with OneBrick, a nonprofit that helps connect young volunteers with local service projects.

You can get more details at the ACE website, and if you plan on coming, please let us know!
The Green Girlfriend watches The Green Miles lay the smackdown on an invasive multiflora rose bush at Barcroft Park. Note The Green Miles' stylish layered sweatshirts.
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