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Donate, Don’t Dump

Provided by Prince William County The Donation Place—at the Prince William County Landfill Complex—is open for business and is now accepting donations such as small appliances, dishes, bed and bath items, small furniture, clothing and shoes. The Prince William County Solid Waste Division has formed a partnership with Savers which operates a second-hand store at Festival Plaza in Woodbridge. According to its website, “The …

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Kyle Wilson Elementary Saves Environment and Money

Provided by Prince William County Schools Students and taxpayers can celebrate Kyle Wilson Elementary School’s new designation as a certified LEED® building that safeguards the environment while reducing operational expenses. Opened in August 2017, the elementary school reflects the School Division’s challenge to Moseley Architects to include design strategies to cut water and energy consumption. The building has rain cisterns …

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Looking for Those Who Want to be Master Gardeners

Provided by Prince William County Do you have a love of plants, aspire to know more about gardening and a desire to share that knowledge with others? Than you should consider becoming a Master Gardener with the Virginia Cooperative Extension. Master Gardeners learn about general botany, invasive plants and insects, soils, trees, streams, water quality, pruning and just about anything …

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City of Manassas Recycling Rate Increases to 47.2%

Provided by City of Manassas According to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), the City of Manassas recycling rate in 2016 of 47.2%.  This is up from 2015’s rate of 45% and 2014’s rate of 42%. This 5.2% increase in three years is due, in large part, to the introduction of the City of Manassas RecycleFest held twice a …

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Keep Prince William Beautiful Announces 2017-2018 Board of Directors, Officers

Provided by Keep Prince William Beautiful (KPWB) Keep Prince William Beautiful, Inc., announced today the newly elected officers and members of the Board of Directors for 2017-2018. Marlo Thomas Watson, President and Chief Engagement Officer of The Marlo Company, Inc., was re-elected for a second term as President; Kelly L. Easterly, Chief of Staff to Neabsco Supervisor John D. Jenkins, …

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Want a Healthy Garden? Don’t Forget About the Pollinators

Provided by Prince William County Any good gardener knows pollinators are a necessary part of successful gardening. Attracting pollinators is essential for getting your vegetables, fruits and flowers to grow. You can help pollinators stay healthy by getting rid of the stuff that kills them and planting native plants. Nancy Berlin, a natural resource specialist with the Virginia Cooperative Extension …

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Virginia Approves First Scenic Byways in Prince William County

Provided by Prince William Conservation Alliance Thanks to the partnership formed by the Prince William Conservation Alliance, Prince William County Supervisors and the Commonwealth Transportation Board have approved the designation of several important roads in Prince William County as the first Scenic Byways in the county, adding nearly 40 miles to Virginia’s Byways network. “These new Scenic Byways are an …

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Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation Supports Friends of the Occoquan

Provided by Dominion Energy Friends of the Occoquan, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the natural integrity of the Occoquan River and other Virginia watersheds, received a $7,500 environmental stewardship grant from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. Funds will support the organization’s river cleanup and community garden initiatives, along with other projects to promote water conservation such as rain barrels …

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Schoolyard Habitats Blend Research with Resources

Provided by Prince William County Schools Hands-on learning took on a new dimension this year for dozens of students who designed and installed wildlife habitats on school grounds. Habitat plantings are slightly different than pollinator gardens or vegetable gardens, in that they incorporate native plants to provide yearlong shelter and food for a variety of wildlife, including birds, butterflies, native …

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American Disposal Services celebrates Garbage Man Week

Garbage Man Day 2017

Provided by American Disposal Services American Disposal Services celebrated National Garbage Man Day with daily surprises for their waste and recycling drivers and helpers. The week was dedicated to honoring the waste hauling teams for their hard work and loyalty to keeping our communities clean. “The men and women of the waste hauling industry don’t receive the recognition they deserve. …

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