Villages Grounds Committee

Committee Role:
The primary function of the Grounds Committee is to support Fairlington Villages’ commitment to enhance the sustainability, safety and appearance of the community’s grounds.  Key focus areas include preserving harmonious landscape design, maintaining the tree canopy, and addressing policies and practices that align with current science. The Committee also monitors and makes recommendations regarding cost effective and environmentally sensitive approaches to problems such as drainage and erosion in order to protect the safety, integrity, accessibility of common areas and buildings; works to raise owner and tenant awareness of sustainable landscaping practices and Board-approved policies on gardening in patios and common areas through a variety of educational forums; and in partnership with management and the Board, works with Arlington County to address some of these areas, especially where County grants are available to reduce the cost of tree replacements and installation of some stormwater management solutions such as rain gardens
Grounds Committee Leadership: Co-Chairs: Jim Ostroff
Angela McNamara

Upcoming Committee Meetings: Monday, February 8 (7:00 pm)
The Committee typically meets on the Monday after the monthly Board of Directors meeting, unless that day falls on a holiday. During the meetings, the Committee also reviews Fairlington Villages residents’ requests for grounds-related plantings and upgrades
 

Selected North Fairlington News Articles Relating to the Grounds:

Planting a Shady Garden Pilot Project

Fairlington Rain Gardens Are Working

Rain Gardens: More than Meets the Eye

Spring Plantings Can Bring Birds, Bees and Butterflies to Fairlington

Landscaping Policies Updated On-Line

Native Woody Plants. . . A Self-Guided Tour

For other articles concerning, stormwater management, mosquito control, and more, see the newsletter archives.

Questions?
The Committee welcomes new members. To join the Committee or to learn more, please email: grounds@fairlongtonvillages.com.