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Reminder from Attorney General: Laws protect young children and animals from deadly heat

Heat can be deadly to children and animals, and there can be serious legal consequences for leaving children or animals in hot cars or outside without adequate shelter or water.

County planners call June 24 meeting on PWC Rural Preservation Study

Prince William County (PWC) is hosting a Public Meeting for Stakeholders to share their perspectives regarding rural preservation in Prince William County. This session will focus specifically on creating a vision and implementing recommendations from the Rural Preservation Study, as the County seeks to address rural preservation.

NPS continues work to reopen lane on the northbound George Washington Memorial Parkway

The National Park Service (NPS) is preparing to begin construction on a long-term repair of the sinkhole near Dead Run on the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Following extensive assessments of the area and of drainage infrastructure that is deep underground, engineers have determined that the NPS needs to replace a 60-year-old brick drainage structure and rehabilitate the pipes leading to that structure.

Mark Pollinator Week: One of every three bites of food you eat is made possible by pollinators

Honey bees are invaluable to the health of the U.S. agricultural economy as they enable the production of at least 90 commercially grown crops in the nation. In Virginia, honeybees are essential pollinators for about one-third of the state’s fruit and vegetable crops. That is why Governor Ralph S. Northam declared June 17-23 as Virginia Pollinator Week. Without adequate pollination, Virginia could experience a significant reduction in its harvest of apples, alfalfa, berries,cucumbers, melons, squash, peaches and pumpkins.”

Virginia offers new ways to get people out of their cars and to their destinations

Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), in partnership with five Virginia commuter assistance programs, is launching a new ride matching and commuter rewards service available to those who travel within the Commonwealth at commuteva.org.

Virginia launches first U.S. data-driven, statewide, land conservation strategy

Governor Ralph Northam has officially launched ConserveVirginia, a statewide, land conservation strategy that identifies high value lands and conservation sites in six categories.

Nokesville man named top conservation volunteer in nation

Duane Mohr has received the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS’) highest award for volunteerism, a news release said. The agency selected Mohr as the nation’s top individual volunteer for outstanding contributions to the Earth Team Program through his work with the Prince William Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD).

Meet Leland Melvin: Author, Astronaut and NFL Player at Chinn Library April 6

Former Astronaut Leland Melvin will be at Chinn Park Regional Library on Saturday, April 6, at 2 p.m. to talk to people about the value of sticking to it, something he's learned throughout his life, and sign books. Melvin, whose hometown is Lynchburg, VA, also is a former NFL player and the author of "Chasing Space: An Astronaut's Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances."

Va. game board passes ten-year elk management plan

The Virginia Board of Game and Inland Fisheries passed the 10-year Virginia Elk Management Plan at its March 21 meeting. The plan covers from 2019 to 2028 and will guide the state game department’s management of a growing elk population.

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