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Seeing the Forest Through the Trees at Bristoe Station Battlefield

Provided by Prince William County Visitors to the Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park may assume that it’s always looked the way it does today. Experts say, though, that the battlefield doesn’t look the way it did when Gen. Robert E. Lee commanded a fight there during the last major battle of the Civil War fought in Northern Virginia. Therefore, to …

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Central District Police Station & Fire Station 26 – Reforestation Project

By Julia Flanagan, Arborist, Prince William County – Watershed Management Branch On Saturday, April 8, 2017, 98 community volunteers gathered to plant native trees and begin the forest restoration at the new Central District Police Station and Fire Station 26 under construction on Davis Ford Road.  Volunteers from the Youth Ambassadors for the Environment; Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Brownie troops, along with residents …

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Garden Workshops and More Available at 5th Annual Compost Awareness Day

By Roger LeBlanc Looking to give your garden a boost this season? Several Prince William residents are utilizing nutritious compost from the county to support soil quality and plant growth in their backyards. Learn how your family can start composting at the 5th annual Compost Awareness Day on Saturday, April 29th from 10:00 a. m. – 2:00 p. m. at …

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Landfill’s Donation Place Reopens as the Donation Spot

Provided by Prince William County Solid Waste Division Just in time for spring cleaning, the Donation Drop Spot, previously known as “The Donation Place”, will reopen on April 19. Located in the Citizens’ Convenience Area at the Prince William County Landfill, The Donation Drop Spot  will reopen on April 19 for the collection of a variety of reusable household items …

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Calling All Artists

Provided by City of Manassas The City of Manassas, in conjunction with American Disposal Services, Inc. are hosting a Recycled Outdoor Art Competition.  The competition is in an effort to bring attention to America Recycles Day in November.  It is also one more way to celebrate artists in the community. This competition is for 3D artists who can create from …

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National Wildlife Federation Announces 2017 “Butterfly Heroes” Initiative

Provided by National Wildlife Foundation The National Wildlife Federation today announced the 2017 launch of Butterfly Heroes™, its annual campaign to protect and preserve America’s precious — and declining — monarch butterfly and pollinator populations. Now in its third year, Butterfly Heroes™ provides kids and families the inspiration and tools to work together, to enjoy nature and to make a difference. …

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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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