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Fairfax Volunteers
Town of Fairfax

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Recent events: 

Jolly Hill Open Space Broom Pull:  Saturday, February 9, 2013 --- Another huge success! 

FOSC sponsored an invasive plant eradication exercise at Jolly Hill as part of the Gift of Love (GL) Event.  This was the second annual GL “broom pull” at Jolly Hill. This five-sided Town-owned Open Space behind Bennett House is at the base of the nearly 100 acre Wall Property that stretches in undeveloped glory to the ridge above.  The upper hill, known locally as Jolly Hill, is a potentially beautiful site with a great view but broom threatens native grasses and flowers and underbrush and debris needs clearing.  The proximity to town of the site makes it particularly important to keep broom from spreading, underbrush from accumulating and to provide a clear trail for neighbors, dog walkers and hikers to enjoy.  The broom work took place on varying terrain- everything from moderate slopes and flat plateaus to steep and uneven ground and it was best suited for volunteers 8 years and up.  Volunteers met FOSC members at the base of the Jolly Hill Trail at 9:30 am (adjacent to Bennett House at 53 Taylor Drive, at the intersection of Claus & Taylor Drives, Fairfax).  Click here to view the flyer. Thank you to the 20+ volunteers from FOSC and local churches who pulled broom!


Previous events:

Jolly Hill Open Space Broom Pull: February 11, 2012 --- A huge success!

FOSC-sponsored an invasive plant eradication exercise at Jolly Hill as part of the Gift of Love Event. This five-sided Town-owned open space behind Bennett House is at the base of the nearly 100 acre Wall Property that stretches in undeveloped glory to the ridge above.  The upper hill, known locally as Jolly Hill, is a potentially beautiful site with a great view but broom threatens native grasses and flowers and underbrush and debris needs clearing.  The proximity to town of the site makes it particularly important to keep broom from spreading and underbrush from accumulating and to provide a clear trail for neighbors, dog walkers and hikers to enjoy.  The broom work took place on varying terrain- everything from moderate slopes and flat plateaus to steep and uneven ground and was best suited for volunteers 8 years and up.  Thank you to the 16+ volunteers from FOSC, former FOSC members and local churches who pulled broom - it was a huge success.   FOSC hopes to make this an annual event! Click on highlighted text to see pictures of the Volunteer group, Mimi Newton (FOSC Chair) and Denny Ferry (former FOSC member) pulling broom and the final result (scotch broom pile for disposal)!

FOSC at FAIRFAX TOWN PICNIC SEPTEMBER 18, 2011!

FOSC participated in the Town Picnic which was held at the Contratti Ball Field from 12 noon to 5 p.m. It was an opportunity to learn about Fairfax Open Space. FOSC had T-shirts, hats and tote bags for sale as a donation or folks could just donate to FOSC! Thank you to all who participated and donated to FOSC.

FOSC at FAIRFAX ECOFEST June 10-12th!

FOSC participated in ECOFEST on Movie Night June 10, and had a booth in the Pavilion on June 11-12, 2011. It was a great opportunity to learn about Fairfax Open Space. FOSC had T-shirts, hats and tote bags for sale as a donation or folks could just donate to FOSC! Thank you to all who participated and donated to FOSC.

Fairfax Open Space Committee Fundraiser - April 12th!!!

The Town of Fairfax Open Space Committee (FOSC) held a fundraising event on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at the Iron Springs Pub and Brewery, 765 Center Blvd, Fairfax. Proceeds from the event support FOSC's work to preserve, acquire and maintain open space for Fairfax.  The event was a huge success.  During Iron Springs Give Back Tuesday, ten percent of their sales were donated to FOSC.  FOSC also had t-shirts, hats and tote bags for sale and held a raffle which featured Fairfax-themed prizes.  Thank you to Iron Springs and to all who participated and donated to FOSC.

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