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May 4 Mon
Tried and True Native Plants Part 1 and Part 2
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

These hardy and beautiful native perennials take a licking and keep on ticking. Learn about how to use them in our landscape.  Our partnership with the Plant NoVA Natives builds on the Sustainable Landscape education materials developed by VCE Master Gardeners that can be seen here.

May 9 Sat
Reptile & Amphibian Bio-Blitz
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

2015 is the year of amphibians and reptiles in Arlington! Become a citizen scientist and help County naturalists survey the County for amphibians and reptiles, and document what we find for the county records!  Adults and teens.  Training sessions will be held on March 19 and May 7 (highly recommended).   

May 16 Sat
Turtle Trot 5K @ Lower Bluemont Park Picnic Shelter, North 4th St Entrance
9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Check in 9am; Race start 10am.  More than a Trail Run!  Festivities include a “real” turtle race, educational booths, games and fun for the whole family!  Proceeds from the race help the nature center rehabilitate injured turtles and wildlife until they are strong enough to be released back into the wild.  This is a chip-timed race on a certified course.  Adults $30; Kids 12 and under $15.

Jun 7 Sun
Green Home and Garden Tour
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come on this tour to get inspiration and ideas to go green at home!  The 13th annual tour will include a mixture of new green homes, green renovations, and watershed-friendly gardens.   See homes featuring energy efficient technologies, solar elements, water saving technologies, native plants, rain gardens, and rain barrels, wildlife habitat, and more! This tour is sponsored by Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment and Arlington County DES.  The tour brochure with locations will be online at by May 15th.

A guided biking tour will be available for this event.  Registration for the bike tour will be available online by May 1st