Public comment open for Four Mile Run Kayak launch project

The Four Mile Run Kayak Barn sign. It says: A volunteer stewardship project of the Four Mile Run Conservatory Foundation made possible through grant funding by the Greater Washington Community Foundation and 395 Express Lanes Community Grant Program, and the through partnership agreement with the City of Alexandria PARKnership program.

The Four Mile Run Conservatory Foundation is planning a public, ADA-accessible kayak and canoe launch.

The Conservatory has “conducted environmental investigations to evaluate impacts of the proposed project on cultural resources, threatened and endangered species, wetland and water resources, water quality, and environmental justice.” They can be viewed on the Kayak Launch Project.

Show your support by August 21

I am on-board this project and I hope you are too. An accessible dock on Four Mile Run opens new opportunities for users whether they kayak, canoe or paddleboard.

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  • Telephone: 703-249-9895
  • Surface mail: Four Mile Run Conservatory Foundation, 3905 Elbert Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22305.

About Four Mile Run Conservancy

The mission of the Four Mile Run Conservatory Foundation is “to promote nature, culture, and community at lower Four Mile Run through restoration, advocacy, recreation, and education.

I have volunteered several times on kayak cleanups along Four Mile Run. We pull trash out of the stream and banks. The good news the volume of trash getting pulled out is getting lower as time goes by. The bad news is, it is still necessary.

Donate to Four Mile Run Conservatory Foundation

It’ll take another $100,000 to make the accessible launch a reality. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. In short, that means that explicitly not organized or operated for the benefit of private interests.