At the initiation of Mount Vernon Supervisor Dan Storck, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on November 20th authorized consideration of a comprehensive plan amendment to include natural landscaping at county facilities in the county’s Policy Plan. You can read it here.
Since 2005, ASNV has urged the county to do more natural landscaping with native plants, and now staff are reviving and formalizing a plan for certain county properties. Staff is recommending several steps, including inventorying current sites using this approach, identifying possible retrofit projects, preparing cost estimates, and prioritizing projects. Auduboners may wish to advocate for this Audubon-at-Home approach with their planning commissioners and supervisor.