Quoting Conrad Mehan on the closure of the Lorton Debris landfill in 2006 – “A Green Ending to a Landfill?” October 3, 2006 Fairfax Connection
“If approved, we hope to start the forest screening on the north and east slopes and maybe the southwest slope next spring,” (Conrad) Mehan said. (in 2006).
THE TREES THAT would be planted have been selected because of their growth rate and will be either deciduous or evergreen trees, so the slopes would be covered year-round, he said.
“For Mehan, the tradeoff for closing the landfill early (in 2019) is another opportunity to preserve open space in the Lorton area and to provide trails for residents of the community at the bottom of the slope, who have no trails in their neighborhood.”