Rosslyn BID Announces Sponsorship of Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail
ARLINGTON, Va (March 29, 2023) — The Rosslyn Business Improvement District (Rosslyn BID) is excited to announce that it has teamed up with the Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail (FoMVT) to advance their shared goal of improving the Mount Vernon Trail for folks walking, biking, and rolling. Through this partnership, the BID will sponsor the FoMVT’s cleanup events and volunteer activities starting this April.
“The Mount Vernon Trail is a critical link in the region’s trail network and an important gateway to Rosslyn, and I’m looking forward to partnering with the FoMVT’s dedicated volunteers to preserve this treasured community asset,” said Mary-Claire Burick, president of the Rosslyn BID. “These improvements will not only enhance the trail’s safety and comfort for years to come, but also provide greater ease of access to the Potomac River and Rosslyn’s outdoor amenities, including Gateway Park.”
The BID’s sponsorship will help advance FoMVT’s mission with the resources necessary to tackle a variety of projects between the Memorial Bridge and the Rosslyn neighborhood. Community-led volunteers will help with projects such as clearing overgrown vegetation, smoothing bumps along the trail, removing graffiti, and cleaning up trash.
Actively supporting the neighborhood’s various amenities, including multi-use trails, parks, and green spaces, is a key pillar of the BID’s services. Enhancing the trail will further provide residents, employees, and visitors with places to connect with nature and enjoy Rosslyn’s monumental views and waterfront access, as well as encourage more regional trail users to take advantage of Rosslyn’s nearby businesses and the BID’s year-round community events.
“We’re thrilled to partner with the Rosslyn BID to strengthen the connection of the trail to the businesses, parks, and amenities like the public restrooms at Gateway Park. Rosslyn is a great place to meet up with friends for a drink or a bite to eat before or after a bike ride or run on the trail,” said Judd Isbell, president of the FoMVT. “Trails are a powerful economic generator, and our volunteers will be working this year to ensure that the Mount Vernon Trail is a safe and beautiful gateway to Rosslyn.”
The BID and FoMVT will host a recreational bike ride to view the best tulip gardens in Rosslyn and along the trail on Saturday, April 8. The first Trail Tuesday volunteer event is April 18, and activities will continue through winter 2024. For more information on events and volunteer opportunities, please visit: mountvernontrail.org/events.