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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.

PWC wants citizen comments on proposed $1.6 billion Community Energy and Sustainability Master Plan

This plan is being developed to serve as a roadmap for meeting the county’s "Climate Mitigation and Resiliency goals."

How to get the butterflies to come back

Creating a thriving butterfly habitat at home can alleviate habitat loss.

Tropical storm warning and a flood watch throughout Virginia this Labor Day weekend

The National Weather Service has issued a tropical storm warning and a flood watch throughout the Commonwealth, so DWR urges you to use extra precaution this week and weekend. A good day on the water can turn tragic in seconds. Wearing a life jacket and staying sober are essential for safety!

Haymarket Elementary site for Aug. 28 town meeting on apartment proposal

This is an open forum for residents to come and express their opinion on the proposed rezoning to allow 144 housing units at the intersection of James Madison Highway and Route 15 in Haymarket.

It’s tick season - How to avoid Lyme’s disease and other tick illnesses

Virginia Farm Bureau's weekly newslettertells how to avoids ticks. While ticks can’t fly or jump, they can detect heat, breath and other signals from warm creatures. To find meals, they typically cling to the tops of grass blades or leaves with their back legs and hitch a ride on people’s apparel. Here are some tips from the EPA.

Celebrate Virginia Farmers Markets - August 6 - 12

Governor Glenn Youngkin has proclaimed August 6-12, 2023 as Farmers Market Week in Virginia. The proclamation recognizes how the nearly 250 farmers markets in the state provide locally grown food to Virginia communities, create sales opportunities for local agricultural producers, generate revenue for local economies, and help to improve food access.

Prince William County advises residents to be prepared for severe weather

The US National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington is forecasting severe weather, including strong winds, for our area this afternoon. Be sure to prepare now! Bring in or secure any lawn furniture or other items that could fly way, charge your mobile devices and other needed electronics, and be sure to have multiple ways to receive weather alerts including signing up for PWC Alerts at!

Va. Conservation League to meet with PWC legislators July 27 at Kelly Center

As part of the group's 2023 Conservation Scorecard release, the organization said in a news release tha it decided this year to hold a series of town hall events with lawmakers who prioritized environmental protection during the 2023 legislative session, where there were a number of attempts to walk back the progress the Va. League of Conservation Voters says it made on climate action in Virginia.

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