PRESERVE. PROTECT. SUPPORT.

Because you love your park!

 

OUR PURPOSE

The Ellanor C. Lawrence Park Friends group works with thoughtful intention to support park initiatives and activities that help protect and preserve our park ... and our planet.

 
 
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AWARENESS, EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

ECL Park Friends will devise and implement communications plans and strategies for promoting park events, as well as create campaigns that inform and reinforce how individuals can help protect our park and our planet. We will create grassroots projects that get attention and earned media.

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FOCUS AREAS

FUNDRAISING

ECL Park Friends will create opportunities for corporate sponsorships and partnerships as well as develop, design and implement dedicated campaigns for fundraising. We will hold benefit events at the park and will research grant and crowd funding opportunities.

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

ECL Park Friends will work with educators to develop curricula and projects that promote environmental education and awareness. We will work to secure grants for summer programs and develop and design materials, as needed.

VALUES

  • Intention. ECL Park Friends will work mindfully and with thoughtful intention as we undertake projects in support of our park. We will use environmentally friendly processes and materials wherever possible to limit negative impact on the environment. We will support the living building initiative by doing our best to follow the spirit of living building guidelines and through leading by example.
     

  • Intelligence. ECL Park Friends has engaged the minds of lawyers, scientists, accountants, artists, communications professionals and others who will help to map out strategies and execute on objectives.
     

  • Kindness and Respect. ECL Park Friends will treat members, sponsors, advocates, and our community and our environment with kindness and respect at all times.
     

  • Creativity. ECL Park Friends will not settle for the status quo, and we will work with the hope that the Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) will support us in our approach as creative problem solvers.
     

  • Passion. All members of ECL Park Friends are passionate supporters of our park and the environment. We live here, work here and have raised our kids (and walked our dogs) “in the park.”

ECLP Friends are proud to support FCPA

 

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

Margaret Mead

 
Upcoming Events
EARTH DAY 2020!
Sat, Apr 18
Cabell's Mill, Middlegate Lawn, ECLP
Apr 18, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Cabell's Mill, Middlegate Lawn, ECLP, Chantilly, VA
It's our first ECLP Friends Festival! Earth Day is Every Day, but we're kicking off the week with a family-friendly festival featuring local brews, local food, local artists, and a live band to rock the park!
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(For a full listing of ECLP Activities, see: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/eclawrence/)
ParktoberFest
Time is TBD
Middlegate Lawn
 
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CONTACT ELLANOR C. LAWRENCE PARK FRIENDS

ECLP Friends, P. O. Box 230662, Centreville, VA 20120

 

©2019 by Ellanor C. Lawrence Park Friends.