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Garden Series: Extending Your Growing Season

September 22, 2017

Join the Jerome "Buddie" Ford Nature Center staff on Wednesday, Oct.  4 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Chinquapin Recreation Center, 3210 King St., for the next session of our free Garden Series! No registration required and ample parking available.

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City of Alexandria To Celebrate PARK(ing) Day On September 15

September 8, 2017

On Friday, Sept. 15, the City of Alexandria will celebrate PARK(ing) Day, a worldwide event promoting the importance of preserving and creating public green space in urban areas. Join City staff at Market Square (301 King St.), from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., where metered parking spaces near City Hall will be temporarily transformed into “parklets.” Other parklets sponsored by private organizations may be seen throughout the City.

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Northern Virginia Conservation Trust Welcomes New Executive Director

September 6, 2017

The Northern Virginia Conservation Trust today welcomes Alan Rowsome as its next executive director. The Trust is a nonprofit land trust that has conserved more than 6,550 acres of natural lands and waters across Northern Virginia, in both urban and rural areas.

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SolarizeAlexandria Campaign Returns To Help Residents And Businesses Go Solar

September 5, 2017

SolarizeAlexandria, a program to make it easier and more affordable for residents and business owners to install solar power systems on Alexandria homes, will hold its third annual campaign through Oct. 15.

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September 2017 Free Public Education Programs

August 25, 2017

Fall Lawn Care Fall is the ideal time to restore cool-season grass, the most common turfgrass grown on lawns in our area. This program will describe how to improve lawns and the underlying soil and outline steps for ensuring a beautiful weed-free lawn. Alternatives to turf will also be explored. Free. Advance registration at mgnv.org. Questions 703-228-6414 or mgarlalex@gmail.com. Saturday, Sept. 9 10:30-noon

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Garden Series: Who’s Eating Your Veggies?

August 18, 2017

The Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities' Jerome "Buddie" Ford Nature Center Garden Series presents "Who's Eating Your Garden?" on Tuesday, Aug. 29 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Chinquapin Park Recreation Center, 3210 King St.

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Governor McAuliffe Statement On Offshore Drilling

August 17, 2017

Governor McAuliffe released the following statement on the letter he submitted to the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management on the National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program.

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Wildlife Center Of Virginia To Release Two Bald Eagles On August 19

August 17, 2017

The Wildlife Center of Virginia, a leading teaching and research hospital for native wildlife, will release two Bald Eagles on Saturday, Aug. 19 (11 a.m.) at the Visitors Center at Mason Neck State Park in southern Fairfax County. One of the Bald Eagles was rescued from Alexandria and the other from Essex County. The release is free and open to the public. Individuals who wish to attend are asked to RSVP to the Center.

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New Public Education Programs From Virginia Cooperative Extension

August 4, 2017

Virginia Cooperative Extension http://www.ext.vt.edu is a joint program of Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and state and local governments. 

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McAuliffe Signs Executive Directive Launching Smart Cities Work Group

August 3, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe yesterday signed Executive Directive Number 13 directing the Secretary of Technology to establish an executive work group to bring public and private sector experts together to make recommendations on how to make Virginia the national leader in smart communities.

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