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Virginia Department Of Health Closes Perrin River To Shellfish Harvesting

February 22, 2017

The Virginia Department of Health announced today that the Perrin River will be closed to shellfish harvesting due to the release of an unknown quantity of diesel fuel from a sunken vessel.

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Governor McAuliffe Announces New Program To Create More Clean Energy Jobs In The Commonwealth

February 21, 2017

Governor McAuliffe today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy selected Virginia as the recipient of a $500,000 grant to support commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy programs in communities across the state.

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia Rankings As A Top State for Corporate Clean Energy Procurement

February 17, 2017

Governor McAuliffe today announced that Virginia has been ranked as one of the top states in the nation for corporate access to clean energy, according to the 2017 “Corporate Clean Energy Procurement Index: State Leadership & Rankings”.

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March 2017 Free Public Education Programs from Virginia Cooperative Extension

February 13, 2017

The following are free public education events for March 2017. They are open to all.

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Alexandrians Invited To Nominate Local Environmental Stewards

February 10, 2017

The Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission and Alexandria Renew Enterprises invite nominations to recognize members of the Alexandria community who demonstrate a commitment to protecting the environment and work to sustain local natural resources. Nominations must be received by March 30, 2017.

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City Of Alexandria Takes Additional Steps Regarding Former Gas Plant

February 10, 2017

The City of Alexandria has announced additional steps to address environmental issues related to a former manufactured gas plant in Old Town. The next step will involve storm sewer pipe cleanup and inspection work the week of Feb. 13, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., near the unit block of Oronoco Street.

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Winter Gardening…. Not Too Early to Start

February 7, 2017

Itching to get out in the garden, but find February too cold to start outdoor activities? Now you can get a head start with some easy-to-implement practices that will save you time, money and labor!

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New Free Public Education Series On Sustainable Landscaping

January 24, 2017

Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia announced their new five-part public education series on Sustainable Landscaping beginning Feb. 11. Sign up for as many as you want; all workshops are free and held at Fairlington Community Center, Room FC100, 3308 S. Stafford Street, Arlington, VA (off Quaker Lane).

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February 2017 Virginia Cooperative Extension Public Education Programs

January 12, 2017

Virginia Cooperative Extension is a joint program of Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and state and local governments. The following are free public education events for February 2017. They are open to all.

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Alexandria’s Sewage Discharges Threaten Public Health And The Potomac River

January 11, 2017

Potomac Riverkeeper Network’s review of water quality testing done by Alexandria in Oronoco Bay, a discharge point for raw sewage and polluted stormwater into the Potomac River, reveals that 51% of the City’s samples showed fecal bacteria at unsafe levels in the river, rendering the Potomac frequently unsafe for human contact.

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