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Opinion | Greed is destroying forests and the environment in Northern Virginia We point our fingers at other countries tearing down their forests but turn a blind eye to what happens here.
Time sensitive. Due by tomorrow!
Loudoun Parks and Trails System Survey - Complete by Thursday, May 20 Loudoun residents! Plans for a new countywide parks and trails system are underway, and the county needs your input. In early 2019, the Board of Supervisors directed the county’s Parks, […]
It's time to work on solarizing...
Solarize Piedmont has begun - If you’ve been curious about getting a solar system for your home, farm or business, but haven’t priced it out, now is a good time to sign up for a free quote!
Our Solarize Piedmont campaign with the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) makes the process of getting solar a little bit easier with pre-vetted installers who offer per-watt pricing that’s been negotiated in advance. Sign up now through June 30.
*Learn a whole lot more at pecva.org/solarize!
Whether it’s saving money on your electric bills, reducing air pollution, combating climate change, becoming more energy self-reliant or some combination of the above…there are many great reasons to go solar.
The campaign is available to anyone who lives or has property in one of the following jurisdictions -- Albemarle, Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Greene, Loudoun, Madison, Orange or Rappahannock counties, or the City of Charlottesville.
Did you get yours in the mail, yet?
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Hiking with Kids Virginia: 52 Great Hikes for Families (Falcon Guides. Hiking With Kids Virginia) Hiking with Kids Virginia: 52 Great Hikes for Families (Falcon Guides. Hiking With Kids Virginia)
Reid: Virginia’s Progress Report on the Green New Deal Unlike Congress, where Federal legislation can include a broad range of legislative topic areas, the Virginia Constitution mandates a 1-for-1 relationship between a piece of legislation and its topic. As
Life in Color with David Attenborough | Official Trailer | Netflix Experience a world that has long been hidden from our eyes. Watch Life in Color with David Attenborough https://www.netflix.com/lifeincolorwithdavidattenboro...
This is how it all started.
EarthDay2009 140 new photos · Album by Oya Simpson
Many more! Anyone remember?
EarthDayVideos2011 40 new photos · Album by Oya Simpson
Another event with memories!
Earth Day 2012 18 new photos added to shared album
Many great memories, inspirations happened at this event for 6 years. We did make a difference and hopefully, those who we touched are still living a more sustainable life. Think Global and Act Local!
EarthDayPictures 19 new photos · Album by Oya Simpson
Household Hazardous Waste collection event scheduled for Saturday Loudoun County will hold its next Household Hazardous Waste collection event Saturday at the Harmony Park and Ride in Hamilton.
With concerns about overcrowding schools and roads, Randall said it’s important to let people know that the proper infrastructure needs to be in place before approving any new homes.
Loudoun County releases housing strategic plan, survey runs through April 25 Workers in nine of the top 10 occupations, or 19% of the workforce, in Loudoun County cannot afford the overall median rent as single earners, according to the Virginia Center
Seven Bends Nursery - In Consideration of Native Plants in our Landscapes - Conservation Commons Native plants are integral to the function of the ecosystems they have evolved in. Unfortunately, human activities such as land use and conventional gardening practices, have significantly altered these ecosystems and diminished native plant diversity. The talks presented during this symposium revie...
Conservation Community Celebrates Passage of Bipartisan Easement Legislation SB 1199 and HB 1760, passed during the 2021 session, ensure, that disputes over easement terms are decided in favor of the conservation purpose of the easement.
And this is a no-brainer. Grass or what you see in this picture. No mowing required until early spring. Enjoy the colors. https://theconversation.com/roadside-wildflower-meadows-are-springing-up-across-the-uk-and-theyre-helping-wildlife-in-a-big-way-120014?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=facebookbutton&fbclid=IwAR2cdQFBU_Y0m6W9hyeg3umfCVuw3O1ri5vXna3fmf35cCrzX0EDhRaYdcs
Roadside wildflower meadows are springing up across the UK – and they're helping wildlife in a big way Britain's councils are cutting roadside verges less often to allow vibrant wildflower meadows to bloom.
Growing local food, conserving land in Loudoun Piedmont Environmental Council
#Loudoun County’s next household hazardous waste collection event will be held this Saturday, March 27, 2021, in Leesburg. Details here: http://bit.ly/3rfpNVE
There’s so much to see and explore on foot in Virginia, including more than a few historic hiking trails that have engaging stories to tell those eager for a history lesson.
Northern Virginia Archives - Go Hike Virginia Best Of Get Schooled: 11 Historic Hiking Trails in Virginia March 19, 2021March 18, 2021 Erin Northern Virginia, Shenandoah Valley, Southwest Virginia, Virginia Mountains There’s so much to see and explore on foot in Virginia, including more than a few historic hiking trails that Read more
Watermark Woods - Native Plants | Hamilton, VA Watermark Woods - Native Plants is a Native Plant garden center. We specialize in plants for the iedmont region.
Loudoun Board to Reconsider Goose Creek Overlook Development Approval - TAKE ACTION. THIS WILL BE VOTED AGAIN TOMORROW!!! Who supports this project: For:
Mike Turner (D), Juli Briskman (D), Sylvia Glass (D),
Tony Buffington (R), Caleb Kershner (R)
If you think that this development in that location is a bad idea, let the Board of Supervisors know what you think by sending an email to [email protected].
Loudoun Board to Reconsider Goose Creek Overlook Development Approval - Loudoun Now This article was updated at 4:22 p.m. March 9 to correct an error about the date of the upcoming vote.
Time sensitive housing development approval pending. Public input is critical!
Goose Creek Needs Your Help - Loudoun BOS to Reconsider Development Proposal Goose Creek is a premier natural resource in eastern Loudoun, but it is under threat from development. The Goose Creek Overlook application, proposes to rezone a group of properties located just south of the Greenway, on the eastern slope of Goose Creek for intense residential development.
It has been decided that the 2021 Youth Conservation Camp will be virtual this year. The Virginia Dept. of Forestry (VDOF) and the Virginia Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts (VASWCD) are partnering to offer the Virginia Academy of Natural Resources(VANR) for current 9th -12th graders. We know we can’t replicate an in person camp experience virtually but our goal is to put on a virtual program that still get students excited about Natural Resources, learn what type of careers within Natural Resources there are and create a community where students meet other students who are interested in natural resources. google link to apply- https://forms.gle/iyrQ3dyHECqugqXZ9
with Virginia Department of Forestry
Right here in Loudoun County - you can make a meaningful difference in people's lives and our planet at the same time.
This Tues, March 2, the Loudoun Board of Supervisors will vote on a proposed rezoning along Goose Creek. The applicant wants to build 238 townhouse/multifamily units on this 46 acres site --> current R-1 zoning would allow just 46 homes.
With its steep slopes and proximity to Goose Creek, this is not a good location for such intense development.
Tell the board to deny this rezoning by emailing [email protected].
Goose Creek Association Loudoun's Clean Streams Coalition
Take Action - Proposed Rezoning Next to Goose Creek in Loudoun Goose Creek is a premier natural resource in eastern Loudoun, but it is under threat from development. The Goose Creek Overlook application, proposes to rezone a group of properties located just south of the Greenway, on the eastern slope of Goose Creek for intense residential development.
Great step forward!
Virginia General Assembly approves ban on foam food containers Maryland became the first state to enact such a ban last year.
THIS WEEK is #CSAweek (Community-Supported Agriculture)! Over the past year, we have all seen the importance of our local food system and we are grateful to our small local farmers continuing to feed our communities.
Please check out our new Buy Fresh Buy Local website where you can use our new interactive map to easily find local CSA’s, farms and farmers markets near you! Check it out at - www.buylocalpiedmont.org
CSA is a farm membership system that allows consumers to sign up to receive a season’s worth of a farm’s products (veggies, eggs, meat, etc) every week. Along with getting to enjoy fresh, delicious, and local food, being a CSA member is an excellent way to support and get to know your local farmers.
Living in a balanced eco-system is the formula of sustainable living.
Snags: Nature's apartment complexes | Habitat Network Amazingly, a dead tree can attract many times more birds to your land than a live one.
Greener Loudoun: give your feedback at today’s meeting.
Loudoun County is seeking to develop an interconnected, countywide linear parks and trails system (LPAT). A critical next step is receiving feedback from residents on their priorities for the system. Two virtual public meetings will be held Wednesday, February 24 at 12:30 pm and at 7:00 pm. The linear parks and trails system will provide a variety of functions and benefits, including recreation, alternative transportation, wildlife habitat, and more. The purpose and content of each session will be the same, so residents can attend either session. Additional information about the project, online survey, and how to register for the virtual meetings can be found at loudoun.gov/linearparksandtrails.
It took thousands of years for our native wildlife species to adapt and create the relationships they need for survival. That is why native berries contain exactly the right nutrients to support the native birds in that same habitat. Not all non-natives are bad, but if you plant a new shrub or tree, please make it a native one. Below are examples of berries native to the Northeast of America. For a more precise overview of these species, and to find those (buckthorn and beauty berry for example) that are native to your eco region, and whether you should leave or remove pokeweed visit: https://plants.usda.gov/
In Virginia's Piedmont Grasslands: a Firmer Foothold for Declining Birds | American Bird Conservancy In a new BirdScape, partners are working together to conserve the birds and habitats of Virginia’s Piedmont grasslands.