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Occoquan Mayor advises residents to take precautions in advance of potential hurricane

What is often completely unpredictable is flash flooding associated with two of the perennial streams that flow through Town, Ballywhack Creek and Boundary Branch. In the past floodwaters have sometimes surged down Center and and Union Street, stranding cars and carrying substantial debris. Prince William County Emergency Operations Center is currently predicting substantial rainfall on Sunday and Monday. While we are hopeful that this will not result in flooding, we are urging everyone to take relevant precautions.

Speak for the trees and celebrate Earth Day

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and while COVID-19 has everything locked down, there are still things people can do to celebrate the day.

Virginia State Parks open for day-use activities

Virginia State Parks are open for day-use activities; however, overnight accommodations and all indoor facilities will be closed through April 30 in response to COVID-19 pandemic.

PWC parks closed except for trails; no parking available

Prince William County has restricted the use of county parks to trails only. All park parking lots and non-trail amenities were closed to the public today, March 25.

Virginia officials temporarily close Mason Neck State Park in Lorton

Effective immediately, Mason Neck State Park in Lorton north of Woodbridge off US 1 is closed to the public until further notice. Virginia park officials said the park is closed after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The employee is currently at home in quarantine.

NPS sets deer population management efforts Feb. 3-March 31 at Manassas Battlefield

Manassas National Battlefield Park will implement its second year of deer management to protect and restore native plants, promote healthy and diverse forests and protect historic landscapes Feb. 3 through March 31, 2020.

Historians to lead New Year’s Day hikes at two local parks

Local historians will guide Jan. 1 hikes at Neabsco Regional Park in Woodbridge (morning) and Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park in Bristow (afternoon).

Celebrate the season with Hylton Planetarium’s “Holiday Lights”

Looking for something different to do this holiday season? Check out the Irene V. Hylton Planetarium’s presentation of “Holiday Lights" on Saturdays, Dec. 7, Dec. 14 and Dec. 21 at Hylton High School at 14051 Spriggs Rd. off VA 234.

December: Va. Christmas Tree Month; 500 Christmas tree farms in Va.

Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association Dec. 2 presented Governor and First Lady Northam with a Christmas tree and wreath for Virginia’s Executive Mansion. Search for Virginia Christmas tree growers online at VirginiaGrown.com and on the Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association’s website at VirginiaChristmasTrees.org.

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