October 26, 2020

Ashville Park Reforestation Project Underway

Parks & Rec to plant 800 trees with volunteer help

​VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – On Wednesday, October 28, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation's Park and Landscape Services' staff and a team of volunteers will be planting 800 trees in what is formerly known as Village D in the Ashville Park neighborhood. The reforestation project is based on research out of Virginia Tech which indicates that trees may help remediate excessive stormwater flooding.The proposed Ashville Park Phase I reforestation effort began after acquisition by the developer of the former Village D area. This dedication was approved by the Virginia Beach City Council in summer 2018, and with the Cost Participation Agreement on October 30, 2018. The reforestation effort shows good faith in the agreement that the former Village D may only be used as an open area or as a stormwater management facility.For more information on the Ashville Park stormwater projects, visit the City's website. For questions pertaining to the reforestation project, please contact Park and Landscape Services at 385-4461.About Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation strives to promote healthy lifestyles and protect the City's coastal environment, as well as to ensure all residents – regardless of their physical, social and economic circumstances – can access Parks & Recreation programs. The department's vision is to be the national leader in providing enriching and memorable lifelong experiences. Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation is accredited by CAPRA, the certifying agency of the National Recreation and Park Association. For more information, visit VBgov.com/parks or call (757) 385-1100 (TTY: 757-711 Virginia Relay). Sign up for Parks & Rec email newsletters at VBgov.com/eNews. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/VBparksrec. # # #

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