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Build Your Own Rain Barrel Workshop

April 25, 2017

Interested in living green and protecting the Chesapeake Bay? Rain barrels collect rain water and reduce erosion from your downspout and help you save money on your water bill!

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City Of Alexandria To Host 24th Annual Alexandria Earth Day, April 29

April 25, 2017

The City of Alexandria will host the 24th Annual Alexandria Earth Day and Arbor Day celebration on Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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City Of Alexandria Responds to Governor’s Action On Legislation Regarding Water Quality Projects

April 21, 2017

The City of Alexandria has been notified that the Governor has signed House Bill 2383 and Senate Bill 898, which require Alexandria to remediate its four combined sewer outfalls by July 1, 2025.

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New Public Education Programs From Virginia Cooperative Extension For May

April 21, 2017

The Virginia Cooperative Extension is offering several public education programs throughout the month of May.

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National Geographic’s Sandra Postel To Speak At NOVA’s 2017 Green Festival

April 20, 2017

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.

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Big Haul For Potomac River Watershed Cleanup

April 14, 2017

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.

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Park Commission Schedules Public Hearing On North Potomac Yard Open Space

April 14, 2017

The public is invited to attend a public hearing to review and discuss the open space elements of the North Potomac Yard Small Area Plan.

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Two Administration Officials Receive National Environmental Achievement Award For State Public Service

March 31, 2017

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.

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Spring Is Here – Free Public Education Programs And Services Offered By VCE

March 31, 2017

Spring is here and the Virginia Cooperative Extension office in Arlington has a host of services and programs to help you with all your landscape and gardening needs.

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Clean Up After Your Dog And Protect The Chesapeake Bay

March 31, 2017

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.

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