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Kaine, Warner Ask Trump Administration To Add Offshore Drilling Meetings In Virginia Beach, Eastern Shore

January 18, 2018

U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner (both D-VA) today sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke asking him to add public meetings in Virginia Beach and on the Eastern Shore to give local residents the opportunity to share their opinions on the Trump Administration’s offshore drilling proposal.

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Virginians Needed To Grow And Plant Underwater Grasses

January 16, 2018

Volunteers across Virginia can help restore wild underwater grasses with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Grasses for the Masses program by growing them at home, school, or work.

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Free Public Education Programs In January From The Master Gardeners Of Northern Virginia

January 16, 2018

The following are free public education events for January 2018. They are open to all, and posted on themgnv.org website.

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Administration Playing Politics By Only Removing Florida From Offshore Drilling Plan

January 10, 2018

The Southern Environmental Law Center released the following statement after Secretary Zinke announced he planned to remove Florida from the administration’s draft five-year offshore drilling plan, after opposition from Republican governor, Rick Scott.  

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Read-a-Thon Of Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac

January 8, 2018

A read-a-thon to celebrate the 131st birthday of legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold will be held on Sunday, Jan. 14, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Busboys and Poets in Shirlington, 4251 South Campbell Ave., Arlington, VA.

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Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s “Grasses For The Masses” Workshop Registration Is Now Open!

January 8, 2018

Here is a great project for gardeners and non-gardeners alike during the winter.  You can grow native plants indoors during the winter months, and install them in the spring where they can provide enormous environmental benefits.

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Accepting Applications For Spring 2018 Arlington Regional Master Naturalists Volunteer Training Class

January 7, 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, citizen science and outreach to help conserve and steward natural resources and public lands.

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Microgreens: What Are They, Why They Are So Fabulous, And How To Grow Them

January 5, 2018

Microgreens – You’ve likely seen them, but what makes them so good for you? 

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Trump Administration Announces Plan For Expanded Offshore Drilling

January 4, 2018

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced the next step for developing the National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2019-2024, which proposes to make over 90% of the total OCS acreage and more than 98% of undiscovered, technically recoverable oil and gas resources in federal offshore areas available to consider for future exploration and development.

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Alexandria Earth Day Call For Entries – 2018 Earth Day Artwork Student Competition

January 3, 2018

The Alexandria Earth Day Planning Committee is seeking the talents of Alexandria students in grades K-12 to design artwork to help publicize the 2018 Earth Day Event on April 28. The deadline for submission is 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26.

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