Tag: national park service

Alexandria Celebrates Women: Women’s efforts helped cherry blossoms take root

By Gayle Converse Washington, D.C.’s treasured cherry blossoms are the horticultural and diplomatic result of women’s efforts; yet, while the Tidal Basin itself rightfully pays...

Friends of Dyke Marsh aim to clean up natural wetlands

By Laura Van Pate | [email protected] Friends of Dyke Marsh is a nonprofit organization that has spent more than four decades with one mission in...

Local site added to Civil Rights Network: Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery...

By Katherine Hapgood | [email protected] The work of a citizen-led effort has finally come to fruition as the Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery Memorial will be...

My View: It’s not too late to save the Potomac Yard...

On Aug. 4, the Environmental Council of Alexandria wrote Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) to ask them to reconsider their...

Letter to the Editor: City repeating mistakes in delineating wetlands

To the editor: It should be more than obvious to any regulatory agency dealing with the Potomac Yard Metro Station why it is unacceptable for...

Letter to the Editor: Mt. Vernon trail is not just for...

To the editor: Your Sept. 27 article in the Alexandria Times, “Taking a Time-out in Alexandria,” and a follow-up letter to the editor on Oct....

Ship uncovered at Hotel Indigo secures second grant

By Michaela Gleeson | [email protected] The 18th-century ship found at the site of Hotel Indigo in 2015 has gotten the attention of the National Park Service. The NPS,...