Kingstowne Lake Clean Up Day May 11, 2019 – Alexandria, Va 22315
Kingstowne Lake is one of, if not the most well-known part of Kingstowne. It’s a place to walk, run, meetup, or just sit down and enjoy watching the water. The lake is home to fish, turtles, ducks, geese, even a gorgeous blue heron and countless other birds. Quite often it’s featured on the front of the Kingstonian magazine and there’s not a person I know who lives in the area that doesn’t drive by the lake regularly as they tend to daily life in Kingstowne.
All of this sounds wonderful and it is – Kingstowne Lake is an integral part of our community.
That said, the lake really needs help. Trash piling up in and around the lake is getting worse by the day. It’s from a combination of sources and aside from being unsightly, the trash is a detriment to the lake and the animals that call it home. There are kind individuals who devote their time to picking up trash but, the attention it needs is far too much for a small group of individuals to keep up with.
The lake is currently the responsibility of Kingstowne Residential Owners Corporation and Halle but, they would like for the county to take it over. This transfer will cause improved maintenance and oversight however, the process can for it to happen can take up to two years. In the meantime, volunteers are always needed for trash pickup. This can certainly be done anytime and is encouraged if you’re out for a stroll around the lake.
If you prefer a more organized event please consider volunteering on May 11, 2019. The Kingstowne Lake Improvement Association is holding a clean up day starting at 9am. Volunteers will meet at the gazebo by Chancery Of Kingstowne condos and then pair off to start cleaning up. Everyone is welcome to join, the more volunteers the better.
If you live in the Kingstowne area and value the lake as part of our community please come out and support this cause. There’s no obligation on how long you stay to help clean, every little bit helps!