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Please don’t move firewood far from where you bought it - you might also move invasive pests

While seemingly harmless, moving firewood can enable the easy movement of destructive forest and agricultural pests. When firewood is moved from one area to another, the invasive emerald ash borer, spongy moth, Asian longhorned beetle, and spotted lanternfly often “hitchhike” to destroy crops, infect more trees and sometimes even entire forests.

Virginia State Parks to mark National Public Lands Day with free parking Sept. 24

Across the commonwealth, Virginia State Parks will join the celebration of National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 24, with free parking, special programs and volunteer events. Tree projects are nearby, one in Woodbridge.

Visitors to 21 national parks in Va. had cumulative benefit to state’s economy of nearly $2 billion

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 22,233,323 visitors to 21 national parks in Virginia spent over $1.2 billion in Virginia in 2021. That spending resulted in 18,000 jobs and had a cumulative benefit to the state economy of nearly $2 billion.

May 14 Saturday in the Garden cancelled; plant sale continues

To ensure everyone's safety and due to the impending weather conditions for Saturday May 14, the scheduled class for Saturday In The Garden - Pruning Flowering Shrubs has been cancelled.

Focus on local resources to boost mental health at 5K walk and outing May 15 at Locust Shade Park

Prince William County says it wants "to educate, advocate and dispel myths and stigma around mental illness." An awareness event is planned for Sunday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. when residents are invited to take out their running or walking shoes and join in a county-wide Mental Health Walk during Mental Health Awareness Month.

New event: Black Music Month celebration in June

The Prince William County Arts Council invites the community to attend Poetry and Music Out Loud and In The Park: A Black Music Month Celebration on Sunday, June 5 from 3 - 7 PM at the Jean C. Smith Amphitheater inside Locust Shade Park. The park is located at 4701 Locust Shade Dr., Triangle, VA 22172.

Watch eagles soar at Eagle Festival May 7 at Mason Neck State Park near Woodbridge

Experience a unique chance to see eagles and other animals up close now for the 24th year.

Connect with nature and help out Mother Earth by visiting a Virginia State Park this weekend

Earth Day is April 22, 2022 and Virginia residents are invited to connect with nature and help out Mother Earth by participating in the numerous events at any Virginia State Park this coming weekend.

Matthew Wells to lead Va. Dept. of Conservation and Recreation

Governor Glenn Youngkin has announced that Matthew Wells is the next director of the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. The DCR is Virginia’s lead natural resource conservation agency, overseeing the commonwealth’s natural habitat, parks, clean water, dams and access to the outdoors.

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