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Celebrate Earth Day by participating in one of 50+ events at Virginia State Parks

From educational programs to hands-on conservation efforts, the parks invite visitors of all ages to join in honoring our planet and taking action for a sustainable future. There will be something for everyone this Earth Day at Virginia State Parks. To learn more, go to

Yard sale sign restrictions in Prince William County, VA

Prince William County's Neighborhood Services Division reminds residents that it is illegal under state law to place signs in the right-of-way of all public roads. County and VDOT crews will remove illegally placed signs, a news release said.

April 18 designated National Lineman Appreciation Day

NOVEC thanked "these first responders [who] put their lives and comfort on the line everyday so that we can have electricity" and the US Senate whose members voted to designate April 18 as National Lineman Appreciation Day.

Cicadas emerging after 17 years, will be gone in 4-6 weeks

Virginia may be inundated with the sound of cicadas for 4-6 weeks through the end of May or early June. Though they can be extremely noisy, cicadas are not poisonous and do not bite or sting.

Apply now for Merrimac Farm master naturalist program starting May 23

Learn how to monitor bluebirds, investigate vernal pools, facilitate camera trapping for the Smithsonian, monitor stream health, and more through the Master Naturalist training at Merrimac Farm that starts May 23.

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