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Discount program encourages residents to plant native Virginia trees

More nurseries wanted to participate in growing native Virginia trees discount program. “Last year’s successful pilot resulted in getting more than 1,500 trees in the ground that will provide shade, reduce temperatures and offer more ecosystem benefits, especially for essential pollinators,” VDOF said.

Wildlife Federation receives Spirit of Va. award

Governor Glenn Youngkin and the First Lady have presented the fifth Spirit of Virginia Award of 2023 to The Wildlife Foundation of Virginia (WFV), a nonprofit is dedicated to preserving land, providing public access and outdoor recreation opportunities to state residents, and ensuring a future for outdoor enthusiasts.

FOTO’s Occoquan River cleanup rescheduled to Oct. 21

Due to the unpredictable weather conditions, it has become necessary to reschedule the FOTO river clean-up originally planned for this weekend, Oct. 14, 2023 to Oct. 21, 2023.

Transportation careers of the future on display at PW Fairgrounds Oct. 5

About 80 engineering firms, organizations, agencies and contractors from all over the Commonwealth will give high school students the chance to network and learn about careers in civil engineering, architecture, technology, construction, environmental, administration and other transportation-related fields.

No Saturday use of Prince William County Schools or facilities Sept. 23 due to storm

Prince William County Schools issued a news release at 4:37 p.m. on Sept. 22 that all Sept. 23 activities on school property are canceled due to the approaching storm.

Governor Youngkin declares state of emergency due to approaching storm

This is an unusual storm, which has been difficult to accurately forecast, approaching large population centers with many at-risk communities. Accordingly, the pre-positioning of response assets and supplies will be necessary to assist our local and state partners. The Virginia Emergency Support Team will activate for this incident.

Va. State Police share safe driving tips for tropical storm weather this weekend

A tropical storm warning is already in effect for coastal Virginia, North Carolina and Maryland. Forecasts are calling for the eastern and central regions of the Commonwealth to be impacted by significantly heavy rains and strong winds. To prevent unnecessary traffic crashes from occurring on Va. highways, state police advise residents to postpone travel plans and avoid driving, if possible.

State Plant Pathologist to share facts about disease in Beech trees

Devin Bily, Virginia's State Plant Pathologist, will give a Zoom presentation on Wednesday, Sept 13, at 11 a.m. on Beech Leaf Disease and its impact on American Beech trees.

Saturday in the Garden series on Sept, 16

Garden enthusiasts in the community are invited to join Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) at the Teaching Garden, 9535 Linton Hall Rd., Bristow (on the grounds of the Benedictine Monastery) on Saturday, Sept.16 at 9 a.m. for this month's Saturday in the Garden class.

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