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Keep Manassas Beautiful Wins Award

Provided by City of Manassas The Keep Manassas Beautiful group has been recognized by Keep America Beautiful with the President’s Circle Award.  The President’s Circle Award recognizes exemplary performance by certified affiliates of Keep America Beautiful in creating clean, green and beautiful communities. This award belongs to an extraordinary group of volunteers who have adopted the City’s streets, parks and …

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Pattie Elementary School Wins Virginia Recycle Contest

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Fans of the morning television broadcast were visible through the window, signs held high. Cameras panned the crowd, then focused on the news anchors for a major announcement. Everyone, it seemed, had a stake in what was to come: Pattie Elementary School was to be recognized for being the state winner in the …

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County Residents Look to a Better Future at Compost Awareness Day

Provided by Roger LeBlanc, Prince William County Solid Waste Division Prince William County recently held the sixth annual Compost Awareness Day. Attendees enjoyed free compost samples from the Balls Ford Road composting facility, workshops led by the Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers, and a sneak peek at the county’s plans to begin large scale composting of food waste through …

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County Recognizes PWCSA Water Academy

Provided by Prince William County Service Authority The Prince William County Service Authority’s Water Academy has been named Best Program in the 2018 Prince William County Government’s Green Community Awards. The honor goes to a program that conserves, protects, restores and creates a healthier environment. Established in the summer of 2017, the Water Academy educates customers about the utility’s mission …

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Keep Virginia Beautiful and Adopt a Highway

Virginia’s Adopt-a-Highway program is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018! Did you know that it is free and easy to participate in Virginia’s Adopt-a-Highway Program? The process is simple and the results are inspiring! STEP 1: Complete Application and submit to your Regional VDOT Coordinator STEP 2: Choose a clean-up day and recruit volunteers STEP 3: Pick up and Document A partnership established between the Virginia Department of …

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A “Treemendous” Arbor Day for Several Schools

At J.W. Alvey Elementary and Leesylvania Elementary, students gathered under slightly soggy skies to mark Arbor Day, a day dedicated to tree planting. These ceremonies were two of several taking place at schools around the county. Each spring, members of the Board of County Supervisors select schools in their districts to receive a tree for planting on the school grounds. …

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‘Boatloads’ of Pollinator Plants Installed at Landfill

Story and Photos by Roger LeBlanc, Prince William County Solid Waste Division When you imagine a flower garden, do you picture planting in canoes and old car tires? That’s exactly what several environmental leaders envisioned when they designed the plan to transform a half acre site at the Prince William County Landfill into a beautiful pollinator garden. Repurposed canoes, pallets, …

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Volunteers Keep the County’s Streams Clean

Provided by Prince William County There are about 1,100 miles of streams in Prince William County. Dedicated people throughout the community volunteer their time to clean them up. The Prince William Soil & Water Conservation District (PWSWCD) coordinates the Adopt-A-Stream program for the Environmental Services Division of the Prince William County Department of Public Works. The program consists of volunteers …

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Spring Confidential Document Shred on May 5

Provided by Prince William County Public Works The Prince William County Solid Waste Division will hold a free document shred event for Prince William area residents on Saturday, May 5 from 9:00 a. m. to 1:00 p. m. at two locations: Prince William County Landfill, 14811 Dumfries Road, Manassas and Balls Ford Road Yard Waste Compost Facility, 13000 Balls Ford …

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Calling for Volunteers to Help with Clean Up of the Occoquan River

Provided by Prince William County What do tires, hubcaps, refrigerators, video game consoles, radios, chairs, lumber, oil barrels and fishing supplies all have in common? They’ve all been pulled out of the Occoquan River. Over the years, volunteers have pulled more than 80 tons of garbage from the river and its shores, according to Renate Vanegas with the Friends of …

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