In celebration of Earth Day, Northern Virginia Community College will host the 2017 Green Festival with Keynote Speaker Sandra Postel, a water scientist for National Geographic and the director of the Global Water Policy Project. The 2017 Green Festival is scheduled for 9:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 25 at NOVA’s Annandale Campus. The festival is FREE, open to the public.
The 29th annual Potomac Watershed Cleanup took place on April 8, at two sites in Four Mile Run Park in Alexandria. Around 120 volunteers came out to clean up the banks of the stream and tributaries along Four Mile Run. Families, scouts, students, retirees, veterans, residents and local businesses all pitched in to help.
Governor McAuliffe today announced that two administration officials have received the National Environmental Achievement Award for State Public Service. The National Association of Clean Water Agencies selected Secretary of Natural Resources Molly Ward and her deputy, Russ Baxter, in recognition of their leadership and advocacy for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay.
Did you know that pet waste can contain harmful germs and bacteria like E. coli, Salmonella, and Fecal Coliform? Pet waste is also high in nitrogen and phosphorous, nutrients that negatively affect our waterways and make it hard for fish and other aquatic life to stay alive.