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Virginia State Parks to mark National Public Lands Day with free parking Sept. 24

Across the commonwealth, Virginia State Parks will join the celebration of National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 24, with free parking, special programs and volunteer events. Tree projects are nearby, one in Woodbridge.

Visitors to 21 national parks in Va. had cumulative benefit to state’s economy of nearly $2 billion

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 22,233,323 visitors to 21 national parks in Virginia spent over $1.2 billion in Virginia in 2021. That spending resulted in 18,000 jobs and had a cumulative benefit to the state economy of nearly $2 billion.

Kevin Costello is new Tourism Administrator for Prince William County

Prince William County has selected Kevin Costello as its next Tourism Administrator. Costello is the President of the Steuben County Conference and Visitors Bureau in New York’s Finger Lake region.

Occoquan begins Concerts at the Mill May 21

The Town of Occoquan's free concert series in River Mill Park kicks off Saturday, May 21, with returning artist Cheley Tackett entertaining listeners with her own brand of Americana music, according to Mayor Earnie Porta.

Focus on local resources to boost mental health at 5K walk and outing May 15 at Locust Shade Park

Prince William County says it wants "to educate, advocate and dispel myths and stigma around mental illness." An awareness event is planned for Sunday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. when residents are invited to take out their running or walking shoes and join in a county-wide Mental Health Walk during Mental Health Awareness Month.

Watch eagles soar at Eagle Festival May 7 at Mason Neck State Park near Woodbridge

Experience a unique chance to see eagles and other animals up close now for the 24th year.

Connect with nature and help out Mother Earth by visiting a Virginia State Park this weekend

Earth Day is April 22, 2022 and Virginia residents are invited to connect with nature and help out Mother Earth by participating in the numerous events at any Virginia State Park this coming weekend.

PWC Park Rangers have new phone number, 703-792-8889

Call PWC Park Rangers at 703-792-8889 starting April 1.

Matthew Wells to lead Va. Dept. of Conservation and Recreation

Governor Glenn Youngkin has announced that Matthew Wells is the next director of the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. The DCR is Virginia’s lead natural resource conservation agency, overseeing the commonwealth’s natural habitat, parks, clean water, dams and access to the outdoors.

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