MEDIA ALERT: Four Mile Run Restoration Ribbon Cutting, Sept. 23

Published on September 20, 2017

Former Rep. Jim Moran, Arlington County Board Vice Chair Katie Cristol and County Board Member Libby Garvey will be among those celebrating official completion of the Four Mile Run Restoration Project this Saturday. The ceremony, which will take place on the Arlington side of the stream, is open to the public.

A joint Arlington-Alexandria citizen task force has led an extensive public process to improve Four Mile Run, resulting in the adoption of the Four Mile Run Restoration Master Plan in 2006, the Four Mile Run Design Guidelines in 2009, initial designs for a new pedestrian bridge across the stream and the Alexandria wetland restoration project.

The project included naturalizing the stream bank by removing stones and invasive plants, constructing nine living shorelines, replanting the area with native plants, rebuilding the biking and walking trail, installing public art and a new viewing platform.


  • Ribbon Cutting for the Four Mile Run Stream Restoration Project


  • Saturday, Sept. 23, 1 p.m.


  • Arlington County Board Vice-Chair Katie Cristol

  • Arlington County Board Member Libby Garvey

  • Former Rep. Jim Moran

  • Arlington County Department of Environmental Services Deputy Director Mike Collins

  • Liz Birnbaum, Arlington Chair of the Four Mile Run Joint Task Force

  • Judy Noritake, Alexandria Chair of the Four Mile Run Joint Task Force


  • Arlington side of Four Mile Run, near Mount Vernon Avenue and South Glebe Road

  • Park at 3256 S. Glebe Road or 4125 Mount Vernon Avenue and walk across Mount Vernon Avenue bridge to the event site