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New Public Education Programs From Virginia Cooperative Extension

August 4, 2017

Virginia Cooperative Extension http://www.ext.vt.edu is a joint program of Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and state and local governments. 

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McAuliffe Signs Executive Directive Launching Smart Cities Work Group

August 3, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe yesterday signed Executive Directive Number 13 directing the Secretary of Technology to establish an executive work group to bring public and private sector experts together to make recommendations on how to make Virginia the national leader in smart communities.

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Resource Recovery Announcements

August 1, 2017

The City of Alexandria issued the following resource recovery suggestions and announcements.

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McAuliffe Announces Major Milestone In Transitioning Government Vehicles To Alternative Fuels

July 26, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that 319 state and local government vehicles have been transitioned to alternative fuel in the Commonwealth. This announcement exceeds the Governor’s 300 vehicle goal by the end of the Administration and is a major milestone in the progress toward a low-carbon clean fuel alternatives Virginia.

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August Virginia Cooperative Extension Public Education Programs

July 21, 2017

Garden Talk at Arlington Central Library: Food Preservation Wednesday, Aug. 2, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N Quincy St, Arlington VA 22201 Learn how to freeze, can, dehydrate, & ferment so you can savor fresh summer flavors this winter.   Free. No registration necessary. Presented with the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC). Garden Talk at

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Virginia To Receive $834,991 From NOAA To Reduce Impacts Of Storm Flooding

July 14, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia will receive $834,991 in federal funds from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration  in Coastal Resilience Grant appropriations to reduce the impacts of storm flooding through natural and nature-based infrastructure in the Commonwealth.

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Applications For Volunteer Training For Fall 2017 Class Of Arlington Regional Master Naturalists Due August 15

July 6, 2017

You can make a difference in our community by becoming a Master Naturalist volunteer. The Virginia Master Naturalist program prepares volunteers to provide education, citizen science, and outreach to conserve and manage natural resources and public lands.

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Beyer Leads 70+ Representatives In Push To Extend Comment Period For Waters Of The United States Rule

June 30, 2017

Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) and a group of over 70 Members of Congress today wrote to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to extend the comment period to revise or rescind the Clean Water Rule.

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July Education Programs From Virginia Cooperative Extension

June 21, 2017

July programs presented by Virginia Cooperative Extension. Open to the public 

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Alexandria City Council Reaffirms Commitment To Combat Climate Change

June 20, 2017

On June 13, the Alexandria City Council unanimously adopted a resolution reaffirming its full commitment to combat climate change and adapt to its unavoidable adverse impacts. This action follows the City's move, on June 2, to join the Mayors' National Climate Action Agenda.

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