Elevation 249 feet, Fairfax County, Virginia GPS 38║46'20.40"N : 77║4'54.07"W
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Friends of Beacon Field Airport and the VDOT Adopt-a-Highway Program
NEXT PATROL: Friday EARTH DAY, 21 April 2017
SUCCESS!!! 28th EVENT
2794 poundsof litter removed from the old Gravel Road (S Kings) & adjacent areas !!!
Friends of Beacon Field Airport have been granted responsibility for VDOT Adopt-A-Highway litter pickup for the north and south bound portions of South Kings Highway (western boundary of Beacon Field Airport) between Benson Drive and Franklin Street. Our first litter pickup was Wednesday, October 21, 2009, and was a huge success. Join us if you have time to contribute to the beautification process !! We have agreed to perform litter pickup 4 times a year and will announce the next pickup at least two weeks beforehand.
If you are interested in participating, please visit the VDOT Adopt a Highway web page and view the 9 minute YouTube video about the program.
Contact us for the meet-up point. Safety vests and orange trash bags will be provided.
Highlights of previous patrols
ORANGE Jackets Swarm South Kings Highway!!
Right --> Left, Friends of Beacon Field : Sara Friedman, Matthew Ryan, Elena Ryan, Harry Lehman, Lisa Emrico, George Alloway, Joe Emrico and Anna Marie Hicks
26 May 2011, Historic Groveton, VA --- Friends of Beacon Field Airport started the Memorial Holiday Weekend early with an Adopt - A - Highway
litter patrol gathering up 95 pounds of trash along South Kings
Highway. We were joined by new participants who helped us break the 1,000 pound collection goal in the short 2 years we have been responsible for the route !!!
the rapidly rising temps and high volume of holiday traffic, the litter
patrol team endured and completed the clean up in within an hour!! Job well done!
IMPROMPTU Adopt-A-Highway Patrol Scores BIG !!
R --> L, Friends of Beacon Field : Anna Marie Hicks, Harry Lehman, Lisa and Joe Emrico soak up the glorious spring weather on recent patrol!
17 March 2011, Historic Groveton, VA --- Friends of Beacon Field Airport conducted an impromptu Adopt - A - Highway litter patrol today taking advantage of the fine spring weather and gathering up over 150 pounds of trash accumulated during the winter months including automotive bumpers, an abundance of artificial flowers, illegal signs and beverage containers. The invigorating weather combined with the forsythia blooming, dogwoods budding and crocus snapping made for another grand day in Historic Groveton!
Beacon Field Litter Patrol STRIKES Again!
Beacon Field STRIKE TEAM Litter Patrol
Above and beyond removing an abundance of trash in the Lenclair Park culvert
3 November 2010 - Historic Groveton, VA -- Friends of Beacon Field Airport litter patrol walked the 2 miles of South
Kings Highway northbound and southbound from Franklin Street to Benson
Drive and removed 9 large bags of litter, PVC pipes, and an abundance
of trash from Lenclair Park frontage.
Squatter activity conducting sale of merchandise along the highway has doubled the litter pickup workload. Particular areas of high concentrations of litter were noted in front of Mount Comfort and the service road abutting Beacon Hill Apartments and Lenclair Park.
We thank the volunteers for all the help in keeping the neighborhood clean !
98 Degrees and 98 Pounds !!
July 28, 2010 South Kings Highway (Rt 633), Historic Groveton, Virginia -- Truly dedicated Friends of Beacon Field Airport performed litter pickup enduring blistering 98 degree weather, sweltering asphalt trucks at S.Kings and Harrison, and overstressed drivers suffering through construction delays. Friends have noticed a remarkable decrease in litter since the first pickup in October mainly attributed to the increased awareness by property owners that they too can make a difference!!
Friends of Beacon Field Airport ALL-STARS ! ! !
April 14, 2010 South Kings Highway (Rt 633), Historic Groveton, Virginia -- Friends of Beacon Field enjoyed a fine day while conducting the Adopt-A-Highway litter patrol on South Kings Highway between Franklin Street and Benson Drive. Success was measured in the decreased amount of litter found along the assigned route. Previous patrols had tipped the scales over 400 pounds, today's weighed in at 115 pounds.
THE ALL-STAR TEAM pictured above left to right: Lisa Emrico, Matthew Ryan, Harry Lehman, Elena Ryan, Dan Mancini, and Joe Emrico !!! (not pictured Anna Marie Hicks, photographer)
ADOPT A HIGHWAY
January 14, 2010, South Kings Highway (Rt 633), Groveton, VA --- The second Adopt A Highway Litter Patrol on South Kings Highway between Benson and Franklin Street was a BIGGER success than the first if weight and number of bagscollected is a measure. Beacon Field friends removed from the adjacent roadway areas more than 408 lbs in 13 bags !!!
Mr. Dan Mancini, Joe and Lisa Emrico of Mount Vernon Masonry, Harry Lehman and Anna Marie Hicks, made quick work on this well chosen warm day in January.
Photos Courtesy: Mr. Joe Emrico
October 21, 2009, South Kings Highway (Rt 633), Groveton, VA --- The first Adopt A Highway Litter pickup on S. Kings Hwy (western boundary of Beacon Field Airport) between Harrison and Franklin Street was a HUGE success !!!
With the help of local business owners, Joe and Lisa Emrico (see the Salute on Joe's father) of Mount Vernon Masonry in Alexandria, VA, Beacon Field friends removed from the adjacent roadway areas more than 9 bags of litter weighing over 100 pounds!!!
Motorists waved and homeowners noted that they had never seen the trash picked up before. It was a fun time, the weather was great, and Friends were amazed at the road side artifacts.
VDOT is scheduled to install our signs soon designating the Beacon Field Airport support of the program.
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