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Summer Kayak Cleanups At Four Mile Run

July 11, 2018

The Four Mile Run Conservatory Foundation will deploy its fleet of kayaks to collect litter along the streambank of Four Mile Run over the Summer of 2018. The next clean-ups will occur on Saturday, July 14, and Saturday, Aug. 25 (9 a.m. - Noon)

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Energy Masters Volunteers Wanted

July 6, 2018

Energy Masters, an award-winning program that promotes a more energy efficient and sustainable community, is now accepting community and student (age 16 or older) volunteer applications for the 2018-2019 training program, which begins Oct. 4.

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Fall 2018 Arlington Regional Master Naturalists Volunteer Training Class Applications Being Accepted

July 6, 2018

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

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Alexandria Takes A Major Step To Remediate Its Sewer System To Promote Healthier Waterways

July 3, 2018

A joint plan prepared by Alexandria Renew Enterprises and the City of Alexandria outlining an approach to remediate a portion of Alexandria’s sewer system built in the late 1800s has been accepted by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. 

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Resource Recovery Announcements

July 2, 2018

Due to the Independence Day holiday on Wednesday, July 4, residents are reminded that trash and recycling will be picked up one day later for residents who normally receive services Wednesday through Thursday.  Collection on Wednesday, July 4, is on the regular schedule.

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No Evidence Giant Hogweed Spreading Widely Despite Additional Sites In State

July 2, 2018

While the presence of giant hogweed has been confirmed in multiple Virginia locations, experts at Virginia Tech and Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services say there is no evidence the dangerous weed with toxic sap is spreading widely.

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2018 National Great American Gardener Award

June 20, 2018

The American Horticultural Society will present the Great American Gardener Awards to 12 outstanding individuals during a ceremony at its River Farm headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia.

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City Of Alexandria Recognized For Commitment to Addressing Climate Change

June 20, 2018

The City of Alexandria and its Eco-City initiative ranked sixth on a list of 131 cities working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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EPA And Army Take Next Step To Redefine “Waters Of The United States”

June 15, 2018

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Army will be sending a proposed “Step 2” rule that would redefine “waters of the United States” to the Office of Management and Budget for interagency review. The agencies will issue the proposal for public comment after the interagency review process is complete.

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Beyer, Kaptur Lead 70+ Democrats In Calling On Pruitt To Halt Assault On Clean Air

June 14, 2018

U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (VA-08) and Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) today led 71 Democrats in a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt expressing grave concerns over his May 9th memorandum regarding future National Ambient Air Quality Standards reviews and standard setting.

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