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Volunteer! Wildlife Garden at Merrimac Farm WMA – Celebrating Earth Day

Come join us for a morning of weeding, pruning, and watering plants to make sure the Wildlife Garden looks terrific for our visitors!  The Wildlife Garden is a great area to watch wildlife, learn about native plants and pollinators, and get ideas for your own backyard.  Every volunteer makes a difference, even if you just come once.  Please wear long …

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Earth Day – From Trash to Treasure

Join us to celebrate Earth Day by creating crafts from recyclables goods. Come learn how to make a bird feeder, a basket to organize your room, a reusable shopping bag, and a cookie tray organizer from items found laying around at home. Simply bring your packaging boxes, old pillow cases, and old cookie trays. Lastly, for children we will have …

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Children’s Day at the Weems-Botts Museum

What better way to celebrate #EarthDay than with a family volunteer project and children’s activities in a beautiful and historic park! Free Children’s Day Date: Saturday April 21 Time: 1:00-3:00 p. m. Location: Merchant Park – corner of Duke & Cameron Streets in Dumfries (follow signs for Weems-Botts Museum from I-95 and Rt. 1) Help us replant our butterfly garden, paint a …

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Keep Virginia Beautiful is Accepting Grant Applications

Provided by Keep Virginia Beautiful Keep Virginia Beautiful, Inc. is accepting grant applications from groups all across the Commonwealth who want to make a difference in their community.  Applications for the 30 Grants in Thirty Days initiative are being accepted through April 30, with the thirty awards being announced one each day in the month of June. Since 2011, Keep …

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April 2018 Events in Prince William County Region

Provided by Prince William Office of Tourism There are so many reasons for visitors to enjoy Prince William County this Spring. April brings the perfect weather to enjoy the great outdoors and there are a variety of events you can find throughout the region to get out and enjoy! Events include concerts, festivals and family friendly events for the community. …

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2017 Earth Day Poster Contest Winners Selected

Provided by City of Manassas For the last several years, the City of Manassas has held an Earth Day poster contest for all Manassas City Public School students in grades 1-6.   More than 400 children in the City participated in the contest, which is aimed at improving understanding of environmental issues and encouraging children in helping to keep Manassas beautiful. …

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Trash to Treasure

Story and Photos By Amanda Causey Baity As summer is rapidly approaching and this month is Earth month, I have a trash-to-treasure craft and recipe option for you. Do one or both! The mason jar solar lights craft is the most popular post on my blog, and I am always trying to find ways to reinvent it. I hope you …

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Spring RecycleFest

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Provided by City of Manassas The City of Manassas is celebrating Earth Day with a Spring RecycleFest on Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 8:00 a. m. to 12:00 p. m. at the Manassas Transfer Station, at 8305 Quarry Road, in Manassas. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average U.S. household generates more than 20 pounds of household hazardous waste …

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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Prince William

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Provided by Volunteer Prince William Brain Injury Services is looking for a volunteer who could teach very basic or conversational Spanish just for fun to a young lady in Ashburn.  She is fun loving and very social and is looking forward to this activity two times a month. Please email Michelle at [email protected] for more info. Catholic Charities- Hogar Immigrant …

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Haymarket – Where Heritage Meets Progress

Story and Photos By Amy Falkofske Due to its growth over the past decade, you might think of the small town of Haymarket as an up-and-coming place. But this quaint little town has a colorful history dating as far back as the pre-Civil War era. Founded in 1799 by William Skinker, who owned the land, Haymarket was almost Skinkerville, according …

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