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Rep. Beyer To Host Conversation On Saving America’s Biodiversity With E.O. Wilson

October 18, 2017

U.S. Representative Don Beyer will host a celebration of the planet's first Half-Earth Day, including a conversation, presentations, and meet-and-greet with renowned biologist Dr. Edward O. Wilson.

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New Public Education Programs From VCE For November

October 18, 2017

The Virginia Cooperative Extension is offering several free public education programs in November, including holiday and winter containers, selecting shrubs, and season review and winter interest in the garden.

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McAuliffe Named By Chesapeake Conservancy As 2017 Champion Of The Chesapeake

October 17, 2017

The Chesapeake Conservancy has named Governor Terry McAuliffe as one of the 2017 “Champions of the Chesapeake” for his successful protection of 1,000 natural and historic Virginia treasures and securing millions in federal funding for land conservation across the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

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An Urban Meadow Is Born

October 11, 2017

Alexandria's Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities has created a five-acre native managed meadow at the Telegraph Road and Duke Street interchange.

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Northern Virginia Conservation Trust Acquires Wetland Site In Alexandria

October 11, 2017

Thanks to the nonprofit Northern Virginia Conservation Trust, a rare wetland property in Alexandria will be preserved. In February, NVCT acquired a 1.97-acre wetland located where Cameron Run and Little Hunting Creek meet before flowing into the Potomac River.

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Safe Climate Caucus Co-Chairs’ Statement On Trump Administration Proposal To Eliminate Clean Power Plan

October 11, 2017

Reps. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) and Don Beyer (D-VA), co-chairs of the Congressional Safe Climate Caucus, issued the following statement today on EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s proposed rule to repeal the Clean Power Plan:

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Native Grasses: New Public Program From VCE

October 10, 2017

Native Grasses and Sedges for the Home Garden 

As summer’s annuals are beginning to fade and fall perennials are putting on their last show of bloom, native grasses take on a more prominent role in the natural landscape.

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Public Education Program From VCE: Putting Your Garden To Bed

October 10, 2017

Putting Your Garden To Bed (Program Offered Twice)

Did you know that Fall is an ideal time to plant trees, shrubs, and perennials, and even vegetables? 

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McAuliffe Announces Facebook To Invest $1 Billion In Virginia

October 5, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Facebook will bring more than $1 billion of new investment to the Commonwealth. Facebook is directly investing $750 million to establish a 970,000-square-foot data center in Henrico County. Hundreds of millions of additional dollars will be invested in the construction of multiple solar facilities in the Commonwealth to service Facebook’s Henrico Data Center with 100% renewable energy.

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Tree Selection, Planting And Care

October 4, 2017

Did you know that trees can save you lots of money in heating and cooling bills, as well as add to your home’s value and curb appeal?

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