June 27, 2015


Stewart/Randolph entrance to Mt. Jefferson Park begins next week

The city is going to begin work on the interim park improvements to Mt. Jefferson Park,  starting with tree removal at the future Stewart/Randolph entrance to the park. For more information, see below:

Site work is proceeding to open up the new Stewart Avenue/Randolph Avenue entrance to Mt.Jefferson Park/WOD trail.   Tree removal work is scheduled to begin next week, weather permitting.  The pathway work is anticipated to be complete late July.  Tree plantings will be scheduled this fall.

For additional information about the interim park improvements in this area of Mt. Jefferson Park, please click the link below.


June 22, 2015


Event: A Guide to Gardening in Alexandria

Simpson_gardenThe Alexandria Beautification Commission and Virginia Cooperative Extension invite you to learn to plan and tend an urban garden.

Whether you’re new to the challenges of urban gardening or have specific issues that need addressing, this program is for you! Kirsten Buhls, the Virginia Cooperative Extension agent for Alexandria, will be addressing the challenges of urban gardening and the best ways to overcome them. The program is free and open to the public. Registration is requested — sign up online at mgnv.org.

The Best Management Practices for Urban Landscapes: A Guide to Gardening in Alexandria
Tuesday June 30, 7:30-9:00 pm
Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Avenue, Alexandria, VA

May 10, 2015


May 12, 2015 LUC Agenda

May 2015 LUC Agenda

1. Pork Barrel- 2312 Mount Vernon Ave

2. Arlandria Floors- 1800 Mount Vernon Ave

1800 Mount Vernon Ave- Concept

3. Target- 3601 Jefferson Davis Highway

4. Aldi Grocery Store- 425 East Monroe Ave

Aldi- Monroe Ave Elevation

May 7, 2015


April Membership Meeting Notes

DRCA – April 8, 2015

Meeting Called to Order at: 7:30PM        By: President Jay Nesterlode

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May 7, 2015


March Membership Meeting Notes

DRCA – March 11, 2015

Meeting Called to Order at: 7:31PM        By: President Jay Nesterlode

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May 7, 2015


February Membership Meeting Notes

DRCA – February 11, 2015

Meeting Called to Order at: 7:27PM        By: President Jay Nesterlode

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April 22, 2015


DRCA supports Mount Vernon Community School for Spring2Action!

Looking to take part in today’s citywide Spring2Action fundraising event? Consider donating through DRCA to support the Mount Vernon Community School PTA’s Playground project.

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April 22, 2015


YMCA Garden Work Party – Volunteers Needed

Saturday, May 2nd 2015,1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
(Rain date: Sunday, May 3rd 2015, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.)

There will be a  garden work party on the grounds of the Monroe Ave. YMCA in Alexandria (across the street from the Giant and CVS).  These gardens have been installed and are maintained by volunteers.   Work parties are usually held in the spring and fall, but we can always use help, so please contact us if you are interested.

Here is your chance to pitch in, meet your neighbors, and help beautify Del Ray.  Help is needed in a variety of activities, including weeding, replacing bamboo edgings, and mulching, so bring your favorite tools* and meet us in the back parking lot, near the north door of the YMCA building.  We look forward to seeing you!

*If you don’t have tools we’ll have some extras.

Questions?  Call Audrey or Bob at 703-549-1367