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National parks to honor four-century history and influence of African Americans Aug. 25

Guest speakers, local historians and Prince William Forest Park staff will discuss the history and influence of African Americans in the local community at 2:30 p.m Aug. 25 at Prince William Forest Park visitor center. The park will participate in the ringing of the bells at 3 p.m. Remarks will follow.

Gov. Northam creates new commission on outdoor recreation in Virginia

Governor Northam July 19 announced the creation of an Office of Outdoor Recreation to lead efforts to promote the outdoor recreation industry in Virginia and recruit new outdoor businesses to the Commonwealth.

NPS’ funding request to reconstruct eight miles of GW Pkwy. gets boost from Sens. Warner and Kaine

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) led a bicameral letter to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao in support of the National Park Service’s (NPS) grant application to secure $126 million in funding to reconstruct an eight-mile stretch of the north end of the George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP).

Manassas buys Annaburg Manor building and grounds for new city park

Manassas Mayor Harry J. Parrish and City Council have agreed to terms to purchase 3.65 acres of land and the structure on it known as Annaburg Manor from the Prince William Hospital Corporation for $846,000.

PW Police identify victim whose body was found July 13 in a Woodbridge park

Detectives from the Prince William County Police Department's Homicide Unit have confirmed the identity of the victim found deceased alongside a path in Marumsco Acre Lake Park in Woodbridge on Friday, July 13.

Deceased victim found near Marumsco Acres park path has been identified

Death Investigation *VICTIM IDENTIFIED – Detectives from the Homicide Unit have confirmed the identity of the victim found deceased along a path in Marumsco Acre Lake Park on July 13. The cause of the victim’s death continues to be investigated.

July 21 concert at River Mill Park in Occoquan

Sub-Radio concert will be held at Town of Occoquan's River Mill Park on Saturday, July 21.

Prince William Conservation Alliance named ‘One of the Best’ Nonprofits by philanthropy group

The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington has selected Prince William Conservation Alliance to be part of its 2018-19 class of best local nonprofits in the region. Executive director Kim Hosen says the accolade is due to community support for PWCA programs.

Local comments wanted for comprehensive plan review in progress for Prince William Forest Park

National Park Service (NPS) reports that it is developing a Comprehensive Trail Plan for Prince William Forest Park to provide guidance for enhancing the park’s trail system and visitor experience in a manner sympathetic with the natural and cultural surroundings and balances overall resource protection with intended trail uses and long-term management.

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