By Leslie Golden | email@example.com
On April 23, the city’s Environmental Policy Commission and Alexandria Renew presented the Ellen Picker- ing Environmental Excellence Award to Friends of the Mt. Vernon Trail, the volunteer organization dedicated to maintenance and improvement of the Mt. Vernon Trail.
The award was founded in 2018 and is named for Ellen Pickering and Barbara Lynch, two women who built the Mt. Vernon Trail. The award recognizes Alexandria community members who demonstrate a commitment to protecting the environment and preserving local natural resources.