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Korean Bell Garden lauded as symbol of peace, partnership

The Korean Bell Garden at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens since 2011 has captivated visitors with a wooden pavilion, volcanic-rock statues, totem poles, flowing water, a flower wall depicting the four seasons and a 3-ton bell engraved with longevity symbols. State and...

Executive director of NOVA Parks honored by NAACP

Karen Campblin, president of the NAACP Fairfax County branch, poses with NOVA Parks executive director Paul Gilbert in February following the installation of an interpretive sign on Jim Crow laws along the Washington & Old Dominion Regional Trail in...

Nature preserve added to regional-park holdings

Officials with the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority (NOVA Parks) and Winkler Botanical Preserve on Sept. 15 hosted a ceremony marking the integration of the 44.6-acre nature preserve in Alexandria’s West End into the regional-park system. As part of the...

Strategic plan for regional parks takes aim at invasives

The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority (NOVA Parks) aims to ramp up efforts to eradicate invasive-species plants from its landholdings while also planting a significant number of trees in the coming years. The policy positions are part of the multi-jurisdiction...

Partnership helping to eradicate invasive species at Upton Hill

An ongoing and in some ways accelerating partnership between NOVA Parks and the Arlington Regional Master Naturalists (ARMN) is enhancing Upton Hill Regional Park. The park has some healthy areas of mature forest within its 27 acres. But not all...

Totem poles celebrate Korean heritage, craftsmanship

Four freshly carved wooden totem poles – representing a king, queen, bride and groom – now stand guard over the Korean Bell Garden at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in the Vienna area. NOVA Parks officials held an installation ceremony for the...

W&OD Trail upgrade inaugurates a new era

Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) Regional Trail in Falls Church that separates cyclists from pedestrians.

Regional Park Authority lauds efforts of its founders

The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority (NOVA Parks) likely would not have been founded 62 years ago had it not been for the determination and expertise of its three late founders. NOVA Parks officials highlighted the achievements and qualities of...
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PHOTOS: Madison wins region football crown!

The James Madison High School football team defeated Centreville, 22-7, on Nov. 26 to become the 2022 6D North...
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