Recent news​

News from 2014:

7/11/2014  The Washington Post "Tysons Corner road plan runs counter to visions of a ‘green’ city" Read Here


News from 2013:

​2/20/2013 -Photography Exhibition of Tysons Last Forest - March 22 – April 14, Reception – April 6th-Our local non-profit 1st Stage

         Tysons Theatre and Gallery hosting an exhibition of our amateur photographs of Old Courthouse Spring Branch RPA

         (“Tysons Last Forest).  So please choose your favorite photos of Tysons Last Forest and e-mail them to Debby Conn, 1st

         Stage Curator at, before Friday, February 22nd.  Fill out the  form by February 22nd too.  She will choose

         which photos the Gallery will show and notify you accordingly.  Come March 19th, you bring over the framed photographs,

         and the 1st Stage Tysons Gallery exhibits them in their gallery from march 22 – April 14 – with an awesome reception on

         Saturday night, April 6th.  See  Prospectus for the details Here

1/17 ​- Washington Post: Tysons Forest is preserved by Fairfax supervisors. Read HERE

1/15-  A “Last Forest” Fights Off a Suburban Highway Read HERE

1/15- "Tysons last forest and stream’ is saved". Fairfax Officials Throw Out Controversial Tysons Ramp Option.

             Read Here - Vienna Patch
​​-1/15  WAMU Tysons Residents Fight To Preserve Area's Last Forest: Listen and Read

-1/8  The Fairfax Board of Supervisors is set to officially eliminate the RPA Option at the Transportation Committee
         meeting on January 15th.  Join the Coalition members for an evening at MapleWood Grill to celebrate on

         evening of 1/15. Sign up Here 
-1/6 /13 Washington Post: Tysons Corner may be booming, but Tysons Forest is moving closer to staying green,

                unpaved. Read Here​

12/30/12 DOT letter to Board of Supervisors:  "FCDOT Staff believes that enough information has been
            collected to conclude that there are other viable options for this ramp, and the option along the RPA can
            be eliminated from further study."​ Read Here​

-12/20  Delegate Barbara Comstock's letter of support to Secretary of Transportation, Commonwealth of

               Virginia - "Removing this option and Saving Tyson's Last Forest is simply the only option" Read Here

-11/27  The Washington Post: ​Fairfax board takes big step in removing planned road through Tysons Corner’s last green

              space. Read Here

-11/26   Sun Gazette: Supervisors: Proposed Boone Boulevard Ramp ‘Not a Good Option’. Read Here

-11/21  Fairfax Board Opposes Dulles Toll Road Ramp Option Read Here

-11/20  Fairfax votes to save Tysons' 'last forest'. Read Here

-11/20  “I move that staff be directed to summarize its findings and recommendations on the options for a ramp to

              Boone Boulevard Extension by the end of calendar year 2012 and present these finding/recommendations

              comparing the options to the Board of Supervisors at the Board Transportation Committee scheduled for

              January 15, 2013 and I urge that the Option 3, through the RPA area, be excluded as a viable option.”

​              Thank you to Supervisor Cathy Hudgins for the motion, Supervisors John Foust and Jeff McKay for the "seconds"

              and to Chairman Bulova for your support.  And special thanks for Va Delegate Barbara Comstock for joining us at

              Government Center in support of the cause! Read the motion HERE

-11/20 “Fairfax Trails & Sidewalks Committee opposed Option 3 and support the Neighborhood Coalition.” Read Here

-11/14 Delegate Barbara Comstock lends support in this op-ed . Read Here or Here​

-11/14 Sierra Club's letter of support for the Forest to Board of Supervisors. Read Here​

-11/1   Strong bipartisan support against the RPA option from Delegate Barbara Comstock, Delegate Mark Keam,

             Senator Chap Petersen and Senator Janet Howell. Read Here

-10/30 The Coalition for Smarter Growth (CSG) joins with local community members in registering their opposition

             to the proposed Tysons highway exit. Read Here

-10/29 "Bipartisan support from our congressional delegation to oppose the RPA option” – letter signed by

             Congressmen  Frank R. Wolf   Read​ Here​ and letter signed by Congressmen  Gerald E. Connolly  and James P. Moran

             - Read Here

-10/29 Washington Examiner: Fairfax board may reverse itself, save Tysons trees. Read Here​

-10/26 Washington Post: Tysons’ last green space on verge of being saved. Read Here​
-10/26 Mrs. Lee Sherman visits the historic
Ash Grove House​​. Her family owned Ash Grove House from 1850 to 1997.  Mrs.

             Sherman herself lived there for 35 years before she and her late husband donated the house and surrounding property

             to the County. See photos below:

-10/24 Viva Tysons Magazine published an article on Save Tysons Last Forest. Read it Here​​ or on Viva Tysons website Nov/Dec 

             issue – pages 74-75.  Read Here 

-10​/16 Testimony of Pamela Kondé,  Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Public Hearing –  Comment on Tysons’

             Transportation Funding Plan- Read Here​

-10/11 Exploring the New Frontier ... in Tysons Corner Read Here​​

-10/10 Neighborhood Coalition leaders gave a tour of the forest to legislative aides​ from our bipartisan congressional

             delegation --   Congressmen Connolly,​​ Moran, and Wolf. See photos in the gallery at the bottom of the page.​

​-10/4   Tysons Corner communities rally behind forest, fight road plan.​ Washington Post Local. Read Here​​
-10/1   Neighborhood Coalition Demonstrates the Power of Activated Citizens​. Read Here​​
-10/1   LISTEN: Park In Tysons Corner: Green Space Or Highway Ramp? Read Here​​
- 9/29   "Party time in Tysons Green" . Read about the Block Party
-9/25   Park Authority weighs in on Transportation Dept. Plans. Read Here​​
-9/24   WUSA Channel 9 covers the issue- ​
Watch Here​​
-9/14   Coalition leaders meeting with  Chairman
Sharon Bulova​. See photos in the gallery at the bottom of the page

Breaking News - Photo Gallery

-10/26 Mrs. Lee Sherman visits the historic Ash Grove House and meeting with with Supervisor Catherine Hudgins.

-10/10 Neighborhood Coalition leaders gave a tour of the forest to legislative aides from our bipartisan 

  congressional delegation --   Congressmen Connolly,​ Moran, and Wolf​

-9/29 - Block Party and Rally

​- 9/14 Coalition leaders meeting with  Chairman Sharon Bulova​

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