May 2019 Shirlington Dog Park Newsletter

1. Results from the Spring Cleanup and Fund Raiser: Even though Sunday was a washout we still raised nearly $2,200.  Thank you all who made a donation and helped with the cleanup efforts.  We were able to spread the mulch around the trees and do a little trash pick up but you can keep the efforts going by always picking up after your dogs and picking up trash and any stray poops you see. You can also make a tax-deductible donation anytime at our web site: https://shirlingtondogs.org

2. Welcome our two new volunteers, Lindsay and Mike. Along with Tina, Natalie and Carlton they are the ones filling the poop bag dispensers and moving out the full trash bin in the middle of the park to be collected. Make sure to say thanks when you see them. 

3. We are always in need of clean plastic bags, such as those your newspaper comes in, for use in picking up dog poop.  Please put them loosely in the two green mailboxes at either end of the park.  You can also place them all in an outer bag and hang it on the shed door handle.

4. Make Your Mark, a hands-on festival of creativity, will be Saturday May 18, 11AM-3PM, at 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, up Oakland Street from the dog park. This is a free, family and dog-friendly event.  For more info: https://arts.arlingtonva.us/makeyourmark2019/