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Alexandria City Council Reviews Proposed Combined Sewer Outfall Remediation Plan

April 17, 2018

The Alexandria City Council on Saturday held a public hearing on the proposed Combined Sewer System Longterm Control Plan Update, which includes the remediation plan for the City’s four Combined Sewer Outfalls. By law, the City is required to complete this remediation by July 1, 2025.

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Citizen And Community Scientists Throughout The World Compete In City Nature Challenge

April 17, 2018

The Washington Metro area is competing in a global competition to identify nature. As citizen and community science initiatives continue to increase in popularity, this year’s third annual City Nature Challenge will expand to more than 65 cities across the globe.

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Water Scarcity By The Numbers

April 16, 2018

Do you ever think about water? Sure, you turn your faucet on and off to wash dishes and take a shower. You turn your washing machine on in order to clean your clothes. And you probably turn your hose on outside to water plants. But what about that water?

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Volunteers Needed For 30th Annual Clean The Bay Day

April 13, 2018

Thousands of volunteers will work together across Virginia this June to clean up litter along waterways from the Eastern Shore to the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and local partners will celebrate the 30th Clean the Bay Day, the shoreline cleanup’s pearl anniversary, on Saturday, June 2, from 9 a.m. until noon.

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SolarizeAlexandria Campaign Returns To Help Residents And Businesses Go Solar

April 12, 2018

SolarizeAlexandria, a program that makes it easier and more affordable for residents and business owners to install solar power systems on Alexandria homes, will hold its fourth annual campaign through May 31.

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Governor Vetoes Legislation Limiting Virginia’s Ability To Fight Global Warming, Create Clean Energy Jobs

April 9, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam today vetoed House Bill 1270, which would limit the Governor’s authority to use a market-based carbon trading program to reduce carbon pollution and grow the clean energy sector. The Governor’s full veto statement follows.

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City Of Alexandria, Arlington County Receive 2018 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Silver Award

April 6, 2018

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality announced the 2018 Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards on April 5 at the 29th Environment Virginia Symposium in Lexington. The City of Alexandria and Arlington County received the Silver Medal for the Four Mile Run Tidal Wetland and Living Shoreline Restoration Project.

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Arlington Home Show And Garden Expo. Saturday

April 6, 2018

Arlington Home Show and Garden Expo is a family-friendly community event featuring an  "Ask the Master Gardener" table; topics covered include composting, soil fertility, and turf alternatives.

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Public Education Programs For April From The Virginia Cooperative Extension

April 4, 2018

The following are public education events for April 2018. The programs are free and open to all.

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Governor Signs Executive Order To Enhance Protection Of Virginia’s Air, Water, Public Health

April 4, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam today signed Executive Order 6, which instructs the Department of Environmental Quality to update outdated regulations, strengthen enforcement of Virginia’s environmental standards, identify the causes of permitting delays, and improve transparency.

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