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Compost Awareness Event on April 29 at Balls Ford Road Compost Facility

Provided by Prince William County The Prince William County Solid Waste Division will host its fifth annual Compost Awareness Day Event for area residents on Saturday, April 29 from 10:00 a. m. to 2:00 p. m. at the Prince William County Balls Ford Road Yard Waste Compost Facility, located at 13000 Balls Ford Road, Manassas. Event highlights include: Demonstrations by …

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8th Annual Upper Occoquan River Cleanup Event

Provided by Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District On Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 9:00 a. m. until 2:00 p. m. (rain date April 29, 2017), Prince William Trails and Streams Coalition (PWTSC), a 501(c)3 organization, is conducting its 8th annual clean-up of the upper Occoquan River, from nine different sites along 25+ miles of the Occoquan River. The clean-up ranges …

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Farmers Fair at the Winery at La Grange Fundraiser

Provided by Keep Prince William Beautiful Keep Prince William Beautiful announced today the Farmer’s Fair at the Winery at La Grange Benefit fundraiser to be held Friday, April 28, 2017 at 6:00 p. m. at the beautiful Winery at La Grange in Haymarket. Tickets are $65 and include admission to a wine bar, farm-to-table cuisine, a silent auction, and the …

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Bull Run Mountains Conservancy’s Mission: Program Participants Become Better Stewards of the Land

Provided by Bull Run Mountains Conservancy Bull Run Mountains Conservancy, Inc. (BRMC) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization founded in 1994 to protect the Bull Run Mountains through education, research, and stewardship. BRMC (then trading under the name Friends of Bull Run, Inc.) was organized by local landowners who wanted to promote the preservation and improvement of natural resources on the …

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Grow More Edibles with Smart & Sustainable Keyhole Gardening

By Melinda Myers Raise your gardening efforts to a new level with keyhole gardening. You’ll increase your garden’s productivity in a smaller space, while using less water and fertilizer. This intensive technique was first used in Africa where it’s hot and dry and the topsoil is shallow.   Now gardeners growing in a variety of climates around the world are using …

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Great Prince William Clean Up, 5k Planned to Celebrate Earth Day Weekend

Provided by Keep Prince William Beautiful Keep Prince William Beautiful, Prince William County’s leading non-profit organization to inspire individual responsibility and collective action toward a clean, green and vibrant community, announced today the annual Great Prince William Clean Up of Route 1 from Occoquan to Quantico will take place from 9:00 a. m. – 12:00 p. m. on Saturday, April …

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Keep Prince William Beautiful Launches ‘Do Beautiful Things Series’

Provided by Keep Prince William Beautiful Keep Prince William Beautiful, Prince William County’s leading non-profit organization to inspire individual responsibility and collective action toward a clean, green and vibrant community, announced today the ‘Do Beautiful Things Series’, a partnership-driven series of outreach and community events, free to the public, and designed to celebrate all the ‘beautiful’ things to do in …

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Dozens of Volunteers Collect All Sorts of Items from Local Creeks

Provided by Prince William County Prince William County recently held stream clean ups at Neabsco and Powell’s Creeks where a total of 52 volunteers collected 182 large garbage bags of mostly plastic and glass bottles and plastic shopping bags. The volunteers also pulled out dozens of car tires, bicycle wheels, five-gallon paint cans, assorted plastic toys, such as a hobby …

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$1,000 Grant Awarded

Provided by City of Manassas The City of Manassas and American Disposal Services have awarded the City’s first Community Recycling Grant award. The Cannon Ridge Homes Association received a Try it Grant of $1,000 awarded to them this afternoon.  The grant is to develop communication and outreach materials for their diverse community.  Part of the message in this outreach is …

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Author and Past President of National League of Cities Speaks at Chamber Lunch

By Helena Tavares Kennedy Prince William Chamber of Commerce joined up with Keep Prince William Beautiful to host a luncheon to hear author and past President of the National League of Cities, James C. Hunt, speak about his work with clean cities around the country and his latest book “The Amazing City: Seven Steps to an Amazing City.” The event …

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