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Environmental and community advocates set April 28 town hall on data centers, Bi-County Parkway

Environmental and community advocates are hosting a town hall this Thursday, April 28, at Battlefield High School in Haymarket at 6:30 p.m., on several upcoming, controversial land-use issues that they say threaten the regional water supply and National historical heritage.

Va. funds now available for digital mapping of public schools’ layout to use in emergencies

The Digital Mapping Program for Virginia K–12 Schools now has $6.5 million available to fund up to $3,500 per public school to create a common operation picture through digital maps for school administrators and first responders to use during emergencies.

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.

Free shred event in Gainesville on Saturday, April 23

Take cancelled checks, out-of-date files and documents you no longer need and more for free shredding 10 a..m. to 1 p.m. rain or shine tomorrow, Saturday, April 23 at Guaranteed Rate, 14091 Daves Store Lane, Gainesville.

Sunday hours for PWC Landfill and Composting Facility

Prince William County's Solid Waste Division has reported that the PWC Landfill off Dumfries Road (Rte. 234) and the Balls Ford Road Facility will be open on Sundays, beginning April 24.

Gov. Youngkin reports Winchester insulation plant to invest $27 million in expansion, 37 new jobs

Kingspan Insulation LLC manufactures energy efficiency and moisture management products for the residential and commercial construction industries. The company will increase production capacity by adding a new manufacturing facility for high-demand, ultra-high energy efficient OPTIM-R® vacuum insulated panels to further expand its footprint on the East Coast. The project will create 37 new jobs. In keeping with Kingspan’s Planet Passionate initiative, a 10-year global sustainability program that aims to significantly reduce its environmental footprint, the expanded facility will incorporate a number of sustainability aspects.

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.

24 winners use art to communicate the value of water in PWCSA annual contest

Twenty-four local high school students received awards during the Prince William County Service Authority’s 2022 Water Art Invitational on Thursday, March 10.

Check weather.gov for latest news about Saturday’s forecast

See the Winter Weather Advisory from the National Weather Service for precipitation for Saturday. The forecast includes periods of rain and accumulating snow, as well as increased winds. Please continue to monitor forecasts closely as forecasts can improve or worsen quickly. Crews will mobilize overnight to treat state-maintained roads. Please drive with caution around plow trucks as they are heavy and move slowly.

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