Saving DC’s Tidal Basin focus of new project to keep landmark from being reclaimed by nature

A nonprofit in charge of improving the National Mall is launching a project to find ideas to save D.C.’s Tidal Basin from being reclaimed by nature.

The Tidal Basin is home to D.C.’s famous cherry blossom trees and monuments to leaders like Thomas Jefferson and Martin Luther King, Jr. The the Trust for the National Mall, which is partnering on the project with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, estimates as much as $500 million in repairs and upgrades are needed to save the area.

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Arlington County Considers Adding 4 Religious Holidays To School Calendar

Parents, community members and employees of Virginia’s Arlington Public Schools are being asked to weigh in on a school calendar for the 2021-2022 school year that adds four religious holidays as days off.

The one-question survey asks whether there is support for Arlington’s draft calendar that would add the following holidays:

  • Rosh Hashanah — Sept. 7, 2021
  • Yom Kippur — Sept. 16, 2021
  • Diwali — Nov. 4, 2021
  • Eid — May 3, 2022

The school year would run from Aug. 23 to June 17. Voice your opinion here.

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