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Bristow Interior Designer Becomes Certified in Eco-Friendly Home Furnishings

Provided by Olamar Interiors After an intensive course in sustainability, Olamar Interiors owner and designer Paola Martinez McDonald received certification as an Accredited Professional from the Sustainable Furnishings Council. The course is an industry first, developed in conjunction with the Sustainable Furnishings Council and approved by ranking staff of Rainforest Alliance, World Wildlife Fund and one of the co-founders of …

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County’s Nature-Based Educational Space Wins Design Award

Provided by Prince William County When the new Haymarket-Gainesville Community Library opened in late 2015, the Gainesville Neighborhood Library was no longer needed, so the Prince William County Public Library System transferred the building to the Department of Parks and Recreation.  Getting a new building in its inventory offered the Parks and Recreation Department an opportunity to provide new programming …

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Community Foundation for Northern Virginia and Northern Virginia Regional Commission Launch “Plant NOVA Natives Fund”

Provided by Community Foundation for Northern Virginia  The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia and the Northern Virginia Regional Commission announce the launch of the Plant NOVA Natives fund. The Northern Virginia Regional Commission operates a campaign knows as Plant NOVA Natives that addresses the loss and fragmentation of native plant cover.  The Plant NOVA Natives Fund, housed at the Community …

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Dumpster Day Collects Over 10 Tons of Unwanted Items

Provided by Supervisor Frank Principi’s Office Talk about spring cleaning! Supervisor Principi’s Spring Dumpster Day yielded some impressive results, filling four dumpsters and four trucks with: 8.47 tons of trash 2,660 lbs of scrap metal 1,800 lbs of old electronics Thanks to Neighborhood Services and other community partners who worked with the team at Supervisor Principi’s office to make this …

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Garden Club of Virginia Grants Awarded to Virginia State Parks

Provided by Leesylvania State Park The Garden Club of Virginia (GCV) is pleased to announce $129,417 in award grants to the following projects and programs in Virginia State Parks in 2017: Belle Isle – improving landscaping around historic Belle Isle mansion, The Garden Club of the Northern Neck Fairy Stone – pollinator waystation, The Martinsville Garden Club (with the Garden …

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‘Do Beautiful Things Series’ Continues with Sunrise Yoga at Lake Ridge Park, June 25

Provided by Keep Prince William Beautiful (KPWB) Keep Prince William Beautiful, Prince William County, Virginia’s leading non-profit organization committed to environmental action, announced a free event for the public, Sunrise Yoga in the Park, at 7:00 a. m. on June 25 at the Lake Ridge Park & Marina. This event is part of KPWB’s ‘Do Beautiful Things’ Series celebrating all …

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The Summer of Beautiful Things

By Jason Parsons, Executive Director, Keep Prince William Beautiful For nearly four decades, the Board, staff, volunteers, and community partners of Keep Prince William Beautiful has served our communities by fostering individual responsibility and collective action to keep our communities clean, green, and beautiful. As the Summer of 2017 rapidly approaches, there are many ways you can get involved, and …

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Landfill’s Donation Place Reopens as the Donation Spot

Provided by Supervisor Marty Nohe’s Office Just in time for spring cleaning, the Donation Drop Spot, previously known as “The Donation Place”, has reopened . Located in the Citizens’ Convenience Area at the Prince William County Landfill, The Donation Drop Spot is open for the collection of a variety of reusable household items and clothing. The hours of collection at …

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April 29 Upper Occoquan River Clean-up Results

Provided by Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District The Upper Occoquan River clean-up held on April 29 was a collaborative effort that involved members of the Prince William County Parks and Recreation Department, Public Works, Prince William Trails and Streams Coalition, the Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District, four Homeowners Associations; the Occoquan Watertrail League (OWL) (owlva.org ), Neabsco Action …

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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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