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City Of Alexandria Celebrates The Reopening And Restocking Of Lake Cook

November 14, 2018

Join the City of Alexandria in celebrating the newly renovated Lake Cook at 4001 Eisenhower Avenue on Friday, Nov. 16, from 8 to 10 a.m. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries will be restocking Lake Cook for the first time since the lake was closed for work in 2017, and City staff will be on hand to talk about the improvements and distribute eco-friendly literature and giveaways.

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Vegetation Removal On Four Mile Run Levee Beginning November 12

November 8, 2018

Beginning the week of Nov, 12, the Alexandria Department of Transportation and Environmental Services will be removing vegetation along the Four Mile Run levee from the I-395 bridge to just downstream of the Mt. Vernon Avenue bridge at Four Mile Run Park.

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Governor Celebrates Grand Opening Of Virginia’s 38th State Park

November 8, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam today officially opened Widewater State Park in Stafford County, the Commonwealth’s 38th state park. Widewater State Park covers 1,100 acres, including two miles of water frontage along the Potomac River and Aquia Creek.

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City Of Alexandria’s Stormwater Management Program Receives National Recognition

November 7, 2018

The City of Alexandria’s Phase II Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) and Stormwater Management program was recently recognized by the Water Environment Federation’s National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards Program as winner of the "Overall Highest Score" and "Innovation" for Phase II MS4 permittees for the 2018 awards.

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Make Your Halloween “Green”

October 30, 2018

Looking for ways to "green" your Halloween festivities? Check out the following tips compiled by Eco-City Alexandria.

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AG Coalition Demands Trump Administration Withdraw Its Proposal To Roll Back Clean Car Standards

October 26, 2018

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today joined a coalition of 21 attorneys general and four major cities to file written comments demanding the Trump Administration withdraw its proposal to eliminate the national Clean Car Standards. Current achievable Clean Car Standards save consumers money, reduce emissions, and prevent the effects of climate change.

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Free Conservation Landscaping Workshop – Saturday, November 10

October 26, 2018

Interested in reducing erosion or flooding on your property? Worried about run-off into our waterways? Wondering how using native plants in your yard could make you eligible for a reduction of your stormwater utility fee? Attend a free workshop on conservation landscaping on Saturday, Nov. 10. 

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Alexandria Beautification Commission Announces 2018 Award Winners

October 24, 2018

The Alexandria Beautification Commission held its annual Beautification Awards ceremony at the Lyceum in Old Town, Alexandria on Oct. 16. The theme of this year’s event was “How Green Spaces Improve the Quality of Life.”

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Hurricanes And Offshore Drilling Would Be A Dangerous Combination For The Southeast

October 24, 2018

As the Southeast rebuilds from Hurricane Florence and the damage compounded by Hurricane Michael, and while the Trump administration continues its push to open the Atlantic to offshore drilling, the Southern Environmental Law Center today released a new report documenting the ways hurricanes could become even more damaging and devastating for local communities when combined with offshore drilling operations.

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City of Alexandria Seeks Comments On Updated Landscape Guidelines

October 22, 2018

The City is seeking input from residents and the business community on the draft 2018 Landscape Guidelines Update. The draft is currently posted on the 2018 Landscape Guidelines Update website  and open for public review and comment through Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. 

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