Million Dollar Gift

Have you ever stopped to think about all of the volunteer energy expended in Arlington, from the work of our boards, agencies, and committees, to the dedicated efforts of Town Meeting members? ACMi’s Public Affairs department is interested in recognizing, and possibly quantifying, the contributions made by countless residents who spend their own time to inventory our trees, steward our resources, monitor our finances, and so much more. This is the genesis of “The Million Dollar Gift,” a new series that profiles volunteers to illuminate what they do, and why they do it. Among the episodes currently airing: we shine a light on the PicturePost project that enables anyone with a smartphone to chronicle our changing environment in real time; we look at the work of the Open Space committee to get folks out into Arlington’s natural world; and we get the low-down on the town-wide tree inventory that has just wrapped up.

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Episodes

Million Dollar Gift – Tree Committee

Million Dollar Gift – Tree Committee

John Ellis is a member of the Arlington Tree Committee. He discusses the tree inventory project and how the community can get involved. Million Dollar Gift is a series which celebrates and quantifies the contribution of volunteers on Arlington’s committees and...
Million Dollar Gift – Open Space Committee: Part 1

Million Dollar Gift – Open Space Committee: Part 1

Ann LeRoyer is the head of the Arlington Open Space Committee. She tells us about the committee and its work. Million Dollar Gift is a series which celebrates and quantifies the contribution of volunteers on Arlington’s committees and their impact on the...
Million Dollar Gift – Open Space Committee: Part 2

Million Dollar Gift – Open Space Committee: Part 2

John Pickle is a member of the Arlington Open Space Committee. He explains the Picture Post project, where citizens can take pictures at designated locations in town. Million Dollar Gift is a series which celebrates and quantifies the contribution of volunteers on...
Million Dollar Gift – Open Space Committee: Part 3

Million Dollar Gift – Open Space Committee: Part 3

Kelsey Cowen is a member of the Arlington Open Space Committee. She discusses the Take a Walk Arlington project. Million Dollar Gift is a series which celebrates and quantifies the contribution of volunteers on Arlington’s committees and their impact on the...