Archives: ‘EcoNews’

Appalachian National Scenic Trail Announces Implementation Of Unmanned Aircraft Use Policy

August 20th, 2014 | [From: EcoNews, Other News]

The National Park Service has developed an interim policy prohibiting the use of unmanned aircraft on NPS-managed lands of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, effective Aug. 20, 2014.

Shenandoah Riverkeeper Files Notice Of Intent To Sue EPA For Failure To Address Algae In Shenandoah River

August 7th, 2014 | [From: EcoNews, Top Stories]

Public outcry arose last week over a water ban in Toledo, Ohio due to toxic algae blooms.

Environmental Improvement Projects Take Place Throughout Alexandria

July 18th, 2014 | [From: EcoNews, Top Stories]

From recycling bins at athletic fields to wetland gardens at elementary schools, participants in ACTion Alexandria’s Green Ideas Challenge are improving the quality of life in Alexandria and promoting environmentally friendly practices.

Governor McAuliffe Signs Executive Order Convening Climate Change And Resiliency Update Commission

July 2nd, 2014 | [From: EcoNews, From Richmond]

Governor McAuliffe visited First Landing State Park on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia Beach to sign Executive Order 19, convening the Governor’s Climate Change and Resiliency Update Commission.

Virginia American Water Awards $7,500 In Environmental Grants To Protect Local Water Resources

June 25th, 2014 | [From: Business, EcoNews]

Virginia American Water today announced that four water resources protection projects have earned financial support through the company’s 2014 Environmental Grant program.

National Wildlife Federation And The American Camp Association® Partner To Reconnect Families With The Great Outdoors

June 25th, 2014 | [From: EcoNews, Other News]

National Wildlife Federation, whose mission is to inspire Americans to protect wildlife for our children’s future, is pleased to announce a partnership with the American Camp Association®.

11,821,961 Pounds Of Toxic Chemicals Dumped Into Virginia’s Waterways

June 20th, 2014 | [From: EcoNews, Other News]

On June 19th, 2014, a group of citizens met in Founders Park, Alexandria in order to hold a press event advocating for the closure of loopholes in the Clean Water Act.

Talking Trash In Alexandria

June 18th, 2014 | [From: EcoNews]

by Judy McGhee

Alexandrians are serious about recycling! In fact, when the Virginia General Assembly established a statewide recycling rate of 41.5% in 2012, Alexandria surpassed it and achieved a rate of 48%.

Reports Show Excellent Water Quality For Virginia American Water Systems

June 16th, 2014 | [From: EcoNews, Top Stories]

Virginia American Water has published its 2013 water quality reports for customers within its four Virginia service areas including the city of Alexandria, Hopewell, Dale City and the Northern Neck.

 Governor McAuliffe Signs Executive Order To Establish The Virginia Energy Council

June 4th, 2014 | [From: EcoNews, From Richmond]

Governor McAuliffe signed Executive Order #16 today, which establishes the Virginia Energy Council.