Falls Church Village Preservation and Improvement Society Founded 1885
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Natural Resources

The Society identifies, preserves, and restores natural resources and educates the public on the issues affecting these resources.

Commemorative Tree Program
The Society plants trees honoring deceased members and special events. Anyone may donate a tree to be planted in the City to commemorate a birth, death, or special event. A grove of commemorative trees is planted on Arbor Day each year.

Planting Parties 
Planting parties teach proper planting techniques and provide citizens with an opportunity to help beautify the City.

City Streams Task Force 
The Society works with the City to restore streams and implement the Urban Forest Stream Valley Demonstration Project.  The Task Force  sponsors workshops and develops watershed education tools, including the first topographical model of the City.

City Tree Tours 
The Society conducts tree tours for Falls Church school children, enabling them to learn about the specimen trees and arboreal gardens of the City. Tours are available to groups upon request.

Presidents Garden 
A garden honoring Presidents of the Society is being developed by the bike bridge on West Broad Street.

Elizabeth Graham Garden 
A past leader of the Society is honored each year by expanding the Society-funded entrance garden at Mount Daniel School.

Joseph Morsch Garden 
A bequest from the estate of Society Member Joseph Morsch enables the Society to establish a garden along the W&OD Bike Trail.  Completion of the garden is slated before the Falls Church Tricentennial Celebration in 1999.

Environmental Task Force 
The Society sponsors projects and presents awards to youth groups or individuals for restoring natural resources in the City.

Environmental Review
The carrying capacity of physical environment for Falls Church is tested with each new development and public works project.  The Society strives to mitigate this impact on the air, soil, water, and biological diversity by offering innovative options to developers and City planners.

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Contact Information

Village Preservation and Improvement Society
P.O. Box 6824, Falls Church, Virginia 22040