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December 2019 Newsletter

posted Dec 13, 2019, 3:59 PM by c traband
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This newsletter is compiled by the Rock Spring Civic Association for residents of the Rock Spring neighborhood.

From the RSCA Board

1. Housing Arlington:  Read the most important things we heard during the Community Conversation Series in just five minutes. Summaries with the essential information are now available.!!&app=io.ox/mail&folder=default0/INBOX

2.  From Arlington Public Schools:

Thu. Dec. 19

School Board Meeting*. Full agenda posted one week prior.


7:00 p.m.

Syphax Education Center, 2nd FL School Board Room, 2110 Washington Blvd. 22204





Th. Jan. 9

School Board Meeting*. Information Item on Elementary Boundaries. Full agenda posted one week prior.


7:00 p.m.

Syphax Education Center, 2nd FL School Board Room, 2110 Washington Blvd. 22204




3.  Lee Highway Alliance:  Save the Date! Community Workshop Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2020
All residents, businesses, community groups and stakeholders that live, work and play along Lee Highway are encouraged to attend. Stay tuned for details on how to participate and discussion topics. The workshop will have an evening event on Jan. 31, with the main workshop on Feb. 1

4.  Leaf Collection for Rock Spring: Second Pass Dec. 14-18

5.  Fun Things:
Feed the Wildlife:  December 21, 2:30 - 4 p.m.
  Families ages 4 and up. This time of year is the giving season! With food being scarce the local birds and wildlife could use some kindness too. Join us as we make edible garlands and ornaments to hang on trees outside. You can even make an ornament to take home for the wildlife in your backyard. We’ll also learn other ways to help wildlife year-round. For information: 703-228-6535. Meet at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Registration Required: Register children and adults; children must be accompanied by a registered adult.

Take a Walk to See the Tundra Swans, Wednesday, January 1, 2020, 12:15pm. Mason Neck State Park, Lorton VA
Have you ever seen Tundra Swans, those amazing birds that migrate thousands of miles from the Arctic to spend the winter in our region? Their haunting calls are nearly impossible to forget! You've got a great opportunity to see the Tundra Swans at 12:15 pm on January 1, when the Friends of Mason Neck State Park will lead a guided walk to see them. We'll start from the Woodmarsh Trail parking lot, on the left side of High Point Road a short distance BEFORE you get to the Park's Contact Station. We'll walk about a mile over fairly level ground to the viewing area. You'll likely hear the birds before you see them. We'll have binoculars and telescopes so you can view the swans and other water birds and we'll also help you identify them. There's no charge for this event, which is open to everyone. Come out and enjoy the first day of 2020 with the Friends! The trails can be a little muddy, so be sure to wear sturdy shoes or boots. Learn more.


Contact the newsletter editors for information or items to share, please email either Judy Hadden  or Joan Trabandt