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Clean Air Partners Announces Winning Slogan and Opens 2012 Poster Contest

From Clean Air Partners:

Clean Air Partners, a public-private partnership chartered by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) and the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, announced the winners of its 2012 slogan contest and the start of its annual poster contest.  Both contests are part of the program’s school-based curriculum to encourage local middle school students and educators to study and actively pursue solutions for air pollution and climate change.

Loudoun County Expands Recycling Program

Loudoun County Expands Recycling Program

Loudoun County operates nine public recycling centers for residential and business recycling, and has expanded the program to allow more types of materials accepted for recycling. Each Loudoun County Recycling Drop-off Center now accepts the following materials:

Plastic containers (#1 through #7), including bottles, jugs, wide-mouth tubs, and microwave meal trays; aluminum cans, aluminum foil, and aluminum pie pans; steel/tin cans and lids; aerosol cans (empty); glass bottles and bottle caps, jars and metal tops; newspapers; magazines; mail; catalogs; telephone books; paperback and hardcover books; office paper; computer printouts; brochures; colored paper; non-metallic wrapping paper; shredded paper (bagged only); paper bags; corrugated cardboard (flattened and all non- paper packaging removed); paperboard (cereal/snack boxes/frozen food boxes, etc); and aseptic/gable-top milk and juice cartons (emptied and rinsed clean).  

Salon Daniel Celebrates 20 Years in McLean and Hosts Red-Carpet Silent Auction to Help Becky's Fund

Salon Daniel Celebrates 20 Years in McLean and Hosts Red-Carpet Silent Auction to Help Becky's Fund

SALON DANIEL Champions Domestic Abuse Education Campaign on Sat., Sept. 24

 Salon Daniel of McLean, Va., the premiere hair salon sponsor for Becky’s Fund “Walk This Way” Fashion Show, is hosting a red-carpet silent auction on Sat., Sept. 24 at Salon Daniel from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. kicking off their 20-year anniversary celebration. The salon is marking this 20-year milestone by thanking their clients and giving back to the community by featuring a silent auction that directly benefits Becky’s Fund, a non-profit organization focused on domestic and dating violence awareness and education. Refreshments and food will be served, while auction items range in value up to $500. For more information call 703.893.5000 or visit www.salondaniel.com.

Expanded Information on Stream Conditions in Loudoun County Now Online

Expanded Information on Stream Conditions in Loudoun County Now Online

Anyone interested in stream conditions in Loudoun County can now easily find out answers to such questions as:

  • Is the stream water in my area healthy enough to play and swim in? 
  • What does the stream look like?
  • Should I eat the fish that I catch in local streams and ponds?

At www.loudoun.gov/streamconditions, users of the Loudoun County website will find a link to an interactive map where they can enter a street address and explore the stream conditions nearby.  This is one of the water quality initiatives the Board of Supervisors voted to move forward with when it suspended discussion on the proposed Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act amendments in May.

Expanded Information on Stream Conditions in Loudoun County Now Online

Expanded Information on Stream Conditions in Loudoun County Now Online

Anyone interested in stream conditions in Loudoun County can now easily find out answers to such questions as:

  • Is the stream water in my area healthy enough to play and swim in? 
  • What does the stream look like?
  • Should I eat the fish that I catch in local streams and ponds?

At www.loudoun.gov/streamconditions, users of the Loudoun County website will find a link to an interactive map where they can enter a street address and explore the stream conditions nearby.  This is one of the water quality initiatives the Board of Supervisors voted to move forward with when it suspended discussion on the proposed Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act amendments in May.