Environmental Volunteer Opportunities

Below are the city volunteer opportunities that will get you outdoors in nature! Please go to the city's calendar for times and locations of each event.

Habitat Restoration & Invasive Weed Removal

Join the City of Falls Church Habitat Restoration Team in restoring the local ecosystem in City parks. This includes on-going removal of invasive vegetation and replanting with native species when plants are available. Please wear comfortable clothes, boots or heavy shoes, and bring gloves. 

​Spring 2020 Dates 

  • Saturday, April 18, 10:00 a.m. to noon: Fellows Property, located on S Oak St., across from TJ Elementary School  (planting event)
  • Saturday, May 2, 10:00 a.m .to noon: Larry Graves Park (invasive species removal
    and planting event)
  • Saturday, May 16, 10:00 a.m. to noon: Isaac Crossman Park (planting event)
To register for an event or for more information about the Habitat Restoration Program, email jedwards@fallschurchva.gov or call 571-238-5178 (TTY 711).

Neighborhood Tree Planting Program

Join your neighbors to plant trees around the City in celebration of Arbor Day! 

  • Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
  • Berman Park (intersection of Kent St. and Ellison)
  • Register or more information: Seth Heminway or call 703-389-7360
  • Wear comfortable clothes, boots / heavy shoes, gloves
  • Bring a shovel if you can

Community Clean-Up Events

CANCELLED: Spring Cleanup: Saturday, April 4, 2020; 10:00 a.m. to noon
Fall Cleanup: Saturday, October 3, 2020; 10:00 a.m. to noon

Join in the fun to make the city beautiful! In the spring and fall, volunteers work together to clean up the city. Volunteers meet at the Community Center, are organized into teams, and assigned to work areas throughout the city. City staff distributes trash pickers, trash bags, recycling bags, gloves, and reflective vests. Perfect for community groups (Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.), church groups, families, or individuals.

  • Register or More Information: email recycling@fallschurchva.gov or 703-248-5466 (TTY 711)
  • Family-friendly
  • Good for groups
  • Outdoors (wear comfortable clothes that can get dirty)