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Saturday, April 16, 2005

What Is Clarendon Dogs?

We are the nonprofit organization of Arlington dog owners that is working with the county to have our dog park made into an official Community Canine Area (CCA). Our vision is for a mixed-use park with plantings for all Arlingtonians to enjoy as well a sizable off-leash area for dogs to exercise and socialize. We need your help. Don’t just stand there throwing balls; get involved with us. We need people with a variety of skills and interests, such as:

  • Accounting
  • Legal
  • Event Planning
  • Public Relations/Newsletter/Web
  • Volunteer Coordination

For information about volunteering, contact us at ClarendonDogs@yahoo.com.

Finally, no matter what your level of involvement, please be a good neighbor and observe park rules. Help keep the park tidy and be sure to keep your dog from barking.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you provide the contact information for the person we should get in touch with in order to get more involved?

12:14 PM

Anonymous Liza Hodskins said...

Great-thanks a lot, I know the users AND the neighbors will appreciate that. I'll cc this to Arlington Dogs which should get the word out to those who read the listservs. Is is possible to put a note up on the cans, or chain them to the fence?
I'll keep my fingers croseed for the tree.

Kathy Moynihan Kmoynihan@arlingtonva.us wrote:
H Liza – Below is the staff response from Howard Hudgins in our Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department regarding your concerns that were emailed to Arlington County on August 18, 2005:

“Thank you for your input. I am sorry that it has taken so long to get back to you, but I have been out of the office and just saw the message today. In any event, I will arrange to have some closed trash carts delivered to the sight. (This may take a week or so.) It should help with the odor problem and make it easier for our crew to empty them. It would help if you can encourage the other users of this park to leave the carts close to the gates so that our staff to do not have to walk far inside the fence to get the can. We have noticed that some dogs have an attraction to rolling wheels and which makes it harder for our staff to do their work. If you are not a park user, let me know and I will contact someone who is.

As for the tree, a work order has been submitted to our tree crew to remove the dead limbs. We have also requested that our Urban Forester evaluate the health of this tree to see if he thinks it will survive and if there is anything reasonable we can do to improve its health. As you probably know, about 50% of the tree is dead now. This decline started years ago. This lot was used for staging for several construction projects and was starting to decline even before that. Again thanks for your concern.”

Thanks again for notifying us of these important matters. Have a great day!

Kathy Moynihan
Website & Media Relations Coordinator
Dept. of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources

From: Kathy Moynihan On Behalf Of Parks And Recreation PRCR
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2005 5:12 PM
To: 'Liza Hodskins'
Subject: RE: Website Comment: Clarendon Dog Park-tree and trashcans

Your message has been received and I have forwarded your concerns to the appropriate staff. They will be in contact with you in the next few days.

Thank you for sharing your concerns about these important matters. Have a great weekend!

Kathy Moynihan

From: Liza Hodskins
Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2005 10:09 PM
To: Parks And Recreation PRCR
Subject: Website Comment: Clarendon Dog Park-tree and trashcans

The following comment has been submitted from the Arlington County Website by
Email: LHodskins@yahoo.com
Name: Liza Hodskins
Subject: Clarendon Dog Park-tree and trashcans
Comments: I am a regular user of the park and understand that it is going to be revamped, but in the meantime the large tree seems to be dying, and we need to get trashcans that have solild sides and covers to block the smell coming out of them from dog waste. Can you have the urban forrester check out the tree and see what can be done to save it, and can we get closed trashcans?

For questions about this form contact webmaster@arlingtonva.us

11:51 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

With the destruction of the house and hopes that it becomes a part of the park. I am requesting that it be considered that a water fountain/faucet be put in. The house had plumbing so it shouldn't be a problem-except for the cost. Could we have a park fee like Banneker has/had. ALso it would be totally awesome to had some trees!

7:29 PM

Anonymous generic cialis said...

Hello, I do not agree with the previous commentator - not so simple

3:17 AM


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