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Volunteers Needed For Annual Potomac Watershed Cleanup On April 8

March 24, 2017

The 29th annual Potomac Watershed Cleanup takes place on Saturday, April 8, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. The City of Alexandria is hosting two sites this year, both in Four Mile Run Park. Volunteers interested in helping with the Potomac Watershed Cleanup at these sites must RSVP to T&ES.

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Bipartisan Congressional Climate Leaders Urge White House Not To Withdraw From Paris Agreement

March 16, 2017

As the President reportedly sought industry advice on whether to remain in the Paris Agreement, a bipartisan group of Representatives wrote to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urging the Administration to continue its commitment to the pact.

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East Coast Greenway’s Midpoint Dedicated With Plaque In Alexandria

March 13, 2017

During a ceremony on March 10, East Coast Greenway Alliance staff and trustees, Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg, and other officials dedicated a new section of the East Coast Greenway. A commemorative plaque was installed in Oronoco Bay Park in Alexandria, which marks the approximate midpoint of the Greenway’s 3,000-mile route from Calais, Maine, to Key West, Florida.

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City of Alexandria Awards Contract For Windmill Hill Park Shoreline Rehabilitation Project

March 6, 2017

The City of Alexandria awarded a contract to Environmental Quality Resources, LLC to begin construction of the Windmill Hill Park Shoreline Rehabilitation project this spring. The project consists of replacing the failed bulkhead and eroding shoreline along the river with a “living shoreline,” as approved by City Council in June of 2015.

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Four Mile Run Wetland Restoration Selected As Best Habitat Creation Project

March 3, 2017

The Four Mile Run Wetland Restoration project won first place in the Best Habitat Creation category of the 2017 Best Urban BMP in the Bay Award (BUBBA) by the Chesapeake Stormwater Network. This category is for stormwater practices that provide a unique blend of aquatic, wetland or upland wildlife habitat while still providing effective stormwater function.

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Alexandria Officials Await Governor’s Action On Combined Sewer Legislation

March 2, 2017

A bill that would require the City of Alexandria to separate and remediate the four combined storm and sanitary sewer overflows or outfalls that spill raw sewage into area streams by 2025 is on Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe’s desk. He has 30 days to sign it into law, veto it or amend it.

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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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