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NPS sets deer population management efforts Feb. 3-March 31 at Manassas Battlefield

Manassas National Battlefield Park will implement its second year of deer management to protect and restore native plants, promote healthy and diverse forests and protect historic landscapes Feb. 3 through March 31, 2020.

Va. Science Museum to have presence in Northern Virginia

Developed in partnership with the Fairfax-based Children’s Science Center, the new regional science center will be an extension of the Science Museum of Virginia

Freedom science teacher Jennifer Boyko, DCCA’s High School Teacher of Year

The Dale City Civic Association's High School Teacher of the Year was Jennifer Boyko, science teacher at Freedom High School. Boyko views teaching as the honor of influencing lives beyond a subject by modeling the importance of healthy communication, empathy, passion, and compassion.

David G. Brickley Youth Environmental Conservation Award goes to Aimen Khan, senior at Freedom High

Aimen Khan is the winner of the David G. Brickley Youth Environmental Conservation Award presented annually by the Dale City Civic Association. Currently, she is conducting research on invasive species, air quality, and energy sources in the Dale City area. She hopes her research will assist in the building of a local green house.

Serious legal consequences if animals left outside in extreme cold without adequate shelter and care

Virginia pet owners and law enforcement are reminded that animals cannot be left out in the cold without adequate shelter and care, and that there can be serious legal consequences, including charges of animal cruelty, if an animal is left in the cold without adequate shelter.

PWC businesses need to file annual recycling report by Feb. 15

All non-residential properties located in Prince William County are required to file an annual recycling report with the Department of Public Works by Feb. 15 about trash and recycling services for the property.

Supervisors return “Reserve at Long Forest” to PWC Planning Commission for future study

PWC Planning Commission will re-review development plans for Reserve at Long Forest. Item off agenda for Jan. 22 supervisors' meeting.

Deer “management” to begin Jan. 2 at Manassas National Battlefield Park

Manassas National Battlefield Park will implement a previously approved white-tailed deer population reduction at the park Jan. 2-March 15, 2019. Extensive damage from deer has adversely impacted the park’s historic landscape, has reduced habitat for other creatures and has prevented forest regeneration, according to a news release the National Park Service.

Recycle Christmas trees until Jan. 7 at NOVEC’s technical center in Gainesville

Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) reports that it will be accepting evergreen Christmas trees and greens at its technical center at 5399 Wellington Branch Road, Gainesville, VA 20155, near I-66, from Dec. 26 through Jan. 7.

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