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Nokesville man named top conservation volunteer in nation

Duane Mohr has received the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS’) highest award for volunteerism, a news release said. The agency selected Mohr as the nation’s top individual volunteer for outstanding contributions to the Earth Team Program through his work with the Prince William Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD).

Va. game board passes ten-year elk management plan

The Virginia Board of Game and Inland Fisheries passed the 10-year Virginia Elk Management Plan at its March 21 meeting. The plan covers from 2019 to 2028 and will guide the state game department’s management of a growing elk population.

More and better recycling of yard waste and food products in Prince William County’s future

Freestate Farms has a contract with Prince William County to run the Balls Ford Road Composting facility, as well as build an advanced composting facility to greatly improve yard waste processing and boost the capacity to process other food waste.

Gov. Northam’s classic car show at Capitol rescheduled to Sept. 29 due to approaching storm

Governor Northam announced Sept. 11 that the Governor’s Capitol Classic Car Show is postponed due to inclement weather predicted for this weekend and has been rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29.

Three reasons why Honey Month is important to every Virginian

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) wants everyone to know that September is Honey Month across the Commonwealth. Governor Ralph Northam declared September Virginia Honey Month for many reasons. Here are VDACS’ top three:

Body of adult male found along path at park in Woodbridge July 13

On July 13 at 6:47AM, Prince William County Police officers responded to investigate a body that was located in the 14400 block of Melbourne Ave in Woodbridge (22191), according to Officer Nathan Probus, police department spokesman.

Prince William Conservation Alliance named ‘One of the Best’ Nonprofits by philanthropy group

The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington has selected Prince William Conservation Alliance to be part of its 2018-19 class of best local nonprofits in the region. Executive director Kim Hosen says the accolade is due to community support for PWCA programs.

Be bear aware! Bear already seen in eastern Prince William

In late spring and early summer bears are hungry and on the move in search of food. This primal need can cause them to conflict with homeowners and residents using parks and other unimproved areas. There has already been a sighting in eastern Prince William County.

Trees take center stage during Arbor Day ceremonies at Alvey and Leesylvania schools

At J.W. Alvey Elementary and Leesylvania Elementary, students gathered under slightly soggy skies to mark Arbor Day, a day dedicated to tree planting. These ceremonies were two of several taking place at schools around the county.

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