On Saturday, April 22, join us as we clean up litter and debris on the W&OD Trail. This event is part of a series of events being organized all around the county on that day by Rails to Trails Conservancy in honor of Celebrate Trails Day. Learn more about the national celebration here.
We’ll start on the Washington & Old Dominion Trail at the trailhead near the intersection of Four Mile Run Drive and Shirlington Rd. Look for the orange and blue Bike/WalkArlington tent on the trail. We’ll work our way down the W&OD toward Walter Reed Drive and beyond. We’ll focus on picking up the litter and trash that gathers near the side of the trail.
WalkArlington, in partnership with the Black Heritage Museum of Arlington and Columbia Pike Partnership, presents a Juneteenth Black Heritage Walk.
Discover Black heritage in Arlington on a walk to honor Juneteenth led by Craig Syphax, a board member and former president of the Black Heritage Museum of Arlington and a member of the well-known Syphax family.
This two-hour walk will take place along the Pike and will include a guided walk with stops at St. John’s Baptist Church, Freedman’s Village Bridge, and more. Along the route, Craig will discuss the history of some of these significant sites, in addition to his family’s deep-rooted history in and around Arlington. The walk will end at the Black Heritage Museum of Arlington, which participants can feel free to explore afterwards.
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We’ll meet at the Towers Park sign near the back of the church, located at Columbia Pike & S. Scott St.
Do you enjoy walking or biking? Do you enjoy spending time in nature? If so, come meet with Bike and WalkArlington staff to learn more about volunteer opportunities with both organizations. Whether you’d like to help prepare customized bike routes, participate in community events with us, or serve as a bike or walk marshal for group rides and walks, there are many ways you can support our active transportation programs. It’s a great way to contribute to our community, meet new people, and have fun!
We will provide free refreshments and giveaways for those who attend.
We’ll be in the Campbell Room of Shirlington Library.
Please RSVP so we can be sure to have enough supplies and snacks for everyone.