By Kate Walker
, Environmental Programs Coordinator
The City of Falls Church has partnered with local environmental nonprofit Earth Sangha
to add native plants to the woods and stream bank at the Howard E. Herman Stream Valley Park
. The project got off to a great start on Saturday May 14, when nearly 40 volunteers and staff from Earth Sangha and the City worked together to plant more than 1,300 plants.
These native shrubs and grasses will provide habitat for birds, insects and other wildlife and help to keep out the invasive weeds which had previously overtaken the area. The plants will also stabilize the soil and stream banks. The project is funded in part by an Environmental Stewardship Grant ($10,000) awarded by the Dominion Foundation
For more information about volunteer opportunities to help the City with environmental projects, visit this webpage