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Prince William County to begin work on developing Strategic Plan for 2025-28

“Our goal is to create a relevant plan that is inclusive and actionable with measurable outcomes and key performance indicators. We also want to focus on ownership as far as completion of tasks and projects associated with the plan,” said Kaye Wallace, the county’s Strategic Plan Coordinator.

Successful prosecution in 2019 Woodbridge murder case

Prince William County Commonwealth’s Attorney Amy Ashworth announces the successful prosecution of Daquan Artis Tinker arising from the December 19, 2019, attempted aggravated murder, robbery, and malicious wounding of two victims in Woodbridge, Virginia.

PW Service Authority reviewing proposed new regs for PFAS in drinking water

PFAS are a group of manmade chemicals used in coatings and products that resist heat, oil, stains, grease and water. Because they do not break down in the environment, PFAS can reach surface and groundwater drinking water sources. “The Service Authority’s mission is to provide safe, clean and reliable water to the 380,000 people we serve in Prince William County,” said Calvin D. Farr, Jr., General Manager/CEO.

Ten Virginia politicians to make FBI site in Springfield pitch to Feds March 9

On Thursday, March 9, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine will host a media availability following their presentation to the General Services Administration (GSA) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) regarding why Springfield, Va, is the best location for the new FBI Headquarters.

PW Service Authority recognized with national environmental awards

Prince William County Service Authority has received two National Environmental Achievement Awards--one for its environmental education program for youth and a second for maintenance of PWCSA high-risk sewer pipes.

Curbside yard waste collection resumes in March

The curbside yard waste collection program in Prince William County runs from March through December. The yard waste collection, separate from trash and recycling and performed by a resident’s trash and recycling service provider, occurs weekly. Residents, businesses, apartments, landscapers, etc., are required to arrange a separate collection of yard waste, leaves, and brush.

Open Space Arts looking for art inspired by women authors; deadline is Feb. 14

The OSA Steering Committee is looking for local artists who have been inspired by a woman author's literary work and how the entrant used the author's words as the influence for his or her creative work. Photography works for this project are also welcomed.

Annual Native Plant Symposium Feb. 11 at GMU Manassas; register by Feb.10

“Northern Virginia natives are important for beneficial insects and pollinators that are in decline,” says Virginia Cooperative Extension instructor Nancy Berlin. “Native plants are beautiful in all seasons. There is a native plant for every condition. They can be managed to look formal or less formal. They’re adapted to our soils and our climate. When selected carefully, they’re easy to grow." Get details and tips at Feb. 11 all-day symposium.

Marine trash collection system wins award for PWC Department of Public Works

Micron Corporation, PWC Public Works and PWC Parks are sharing the American Public Works Association spotlight for a watershed restoration project along Neabsco Creek. Micron put up the funds to purchase and install an in-creek trash collection system known as a Bandalong. “Marine debris and trash in our waterways have been a growing environmental issue. People are looking for solutions other than volunteer cleanups,” PWC Environmental Specialist Tim Hughes said. “It’s much safer and easier. All the trash gets collected in the Bandalong.”

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