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February 2019 BSCL Meeting

  • Barcroft School and Civic League 800 S Buchanan Street Arlington, VA (map)

The BSCL membership met at 7:30 pm on Thursday, February 7.


The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by Chris Siple, President.

Notes on action between meetings:   Insurance policy was approved to provide liability protection to the Board.  The December Meeting was a Christmas Party and the January Meeting was chaired by Vice President, Gary Mason.

Old Business:  

  • The survey of meeting times is complete.  The time selected is 7:30.

  • The roof on the Barcroft Community House has been repaired.  Heat tape was put on pipes in crawlspace of BCH. The exit door was repaired.

  • the 7th St entrance to Four Mile Run Park is nearly complete.

New Business:  None


Sparrow Pond and its future was presented by Lily Whitesell, Stormwater Outreach Specialist, Arlington County Environmental Services.  Her Contact information is below.

Sparrow Pond is a low-lying area which is now a pond due to the embankment for the W&OD railroad now used for the Four Mile Run bike path..  Over time it silted up. Some time ago it was turned into a series of catchment ponds, but now they too have silted up. It is anticipated that the pond will be restored to a more effective version of catchment ponds, from which silt can be more easily removed as it accumulates, over the next couple of years.  

The project is in the design stage. The pond and its future will be discussed at a series of meetings.  The first public meeting is Thursday, March 14 at 6:30 pm, Carlin Hall, 5711 4th St. S, Arlington, VA.

You can go here to learn more.

Or contact, Lily Whitesell, Stormwater Outreach Specialist, Arlington County Environmental Services, Office of Sustainability and Environmental Management, 2100 Clarendon Blvd. Suite 705, Arlington, VA 22201, 703-228-3042

Meeting adjourned at 8:30.

Earlier Event: November 1
November 2018 BSCL Meeting
Later Event: March 7
March 2019 BSCL Meeting