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Notes: Volunteer organization cleaning Mount Vernon Trail wins environmental award

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The Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail (FoMVT), a volunteer organization that maintains and improves the trail, won the 2023 Ellen Pickering Environmental Excellence Award on Sunday, Alexandria Living Magazine reported.

The Ellen Pickering Environmental Excellence Award is a local honor presented by the City of Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission and Alexandria Renew Enterprises.

This year, the award honored the FoMVT for their dedication to ongoing improvements to the iconic trail.

According to the FoMVT website:

Since 2018, FoMVT has conducted 140 events with 2,315 volunteers providing 6,458 volunteers hours to improving the Mount Vernon Trail and George Washington Memorial Parkway.

“We can’t imagine a better recognition than receiving an award in the name of a founder of the Mount Vernon Trail. Ellen Pickering’s work to establish the trail as well as create open public space on the Alexandria waterfront was a major inspiration in the decision to establish FoMVT. Ellen’s life is a testament that investing in your community inspires others to build on that investment with a lasting impact. We are out improving the trail every weekend and hope that you will join us,” said Judd Isbell, President of Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail.

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