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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Green Spring Gardens, Hidden Oaks volunteers honored

From the left: Park Authority Board Chair Bill Bouie,; Mason District Park Authority Board Member Frank Vajda, FROGS President Susan Voss, FROGS Treasurer Ivy Sinaiko, FROGS Secretary Elizabeth Promen, and FROGS Vice President Clinton Fields.

The Fairfax County Park Authority Board recognized the 20th anniversary of Friends of Green Spring (FROGS) at its Nov. 13 meeting.

FROGS supports capital improvements and educational programs at Green Spring Gardens in the Mason District. The organization has transformed this park into a regionally significant garden oasis, with community classes, horticultural programs, plant sales, concerts, teas, and the master gardener program.

The Park Authority Board also recognized the Friends of Hidden Oaks Nature Center, a dedicated group of volunteers who spent the past decade working to preserve, protect, support, and promote this park site in Annandale. Among this group’s accomplishments is the designation of the entire Mason District as a Community Wildlife Habitat.

From the left: Friends of Hidden Oaks Nature Center Vice President Kevin Holland, At-Large Park Board Member Mary Cortina, Friends of Hidden Oaks Nature Center President Scott Birdwell, and Park Authority Board Chair Bill Bouie.
The Hidden Oaks friends group supports programs to bring stewardship education to diverse and economically challenged areas of the community and provide resources to fill the nature center with new and exciting adventures in discovery and learning.

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