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Latest issues and trends in forest and wildlife management focus of annual conference Feb. 24

Owners of woodlands large and small can learn how to maximize their property’s potential at the 14th annual Woods and Wildlife Conference put on by the Virginia Department of Forestry. This educational event will be held Saturday, Feb. 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Germanna Community College’s Daniel Technology Center in Culpeper.

City of Manassas Park closing schools early today, Jan. 8, due to bad weather

Due to inclement weather conditions, Manassas Park City Schools will be closing early today, Jan. 8 (MPMS and MPHS at 11:45am; CES and MPES at 12:30pm).

Know a noxious weed you want to banish from Virginia?

Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) has developed a method that can be used by the public to nominate weed species for adding to Virginia’s Noxious Weeds list, according to a news release.

PWC schools closing 3 hours early today, Jan. 8, to avoid nasty weather and freezing roads

Prince William County Public Schools will close three hours early today, Monday, Jan. 8, due to predicted inclement weather and freezing road surfaces in some areas.

Governor McAuliffe declares State of Emergency ahead of significant storm in 24-48 hrs.

“The bitter cold that continues to plague the Commonwealth will be joined by a potentially significant winter storm... with snowfall and blizzard-like conditions in some communities.” said Governor McAuliffe. ...all Virginians should take the necessary precautions now to ensure they are prepared for the travel disruptions, power outages and other threats to health and safety that could arise..."

Your Christmas tree could have a second life as mulch or habitat development if you recycle it

Prince William County Solid Waste Division suggests residents recycle their Christmas or holiday trees by taking them to one of four locations across the county.

Here are some suggestions on what to do in very cold weather if you heat or cook with gas

With the extremely low temperatures we're experiencing, Columbia Gas of Virginia offers cold weather tips to keep your home safe and warm.

NOVEC says: Stay warm for less cost with these 10 energy-saving tips

With temperatures in the teens this week and snow in the forecast, Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative wants everyone to stay warm inside -- without spending a lot on energy.

82 Dominion Energy workers join national effort to help rebuild electric grid in Puerto Rico

Dominion Energy Virginia announced Dec. 26 that the company is preparing to send 82 restoration workers and 56 pieces of equipment and restoration vehicles to accelerate ongoing restoration efforts on the island through the mutual aid process. Dominion personnel anticipate assisting in Puerto Rico for a minimum of a month.

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