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Fourth Old Town Manassas Spring Cleaning Day in April

Fourth Old Town Manassas Spring Cleaning Day in April

On Sat., Apr. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Old Town Manassas will host the Fourth Annual Spring Cleaning Day at the Harris Pavilion at 9201 Center Street in Manassas, Va., where attendees can recycle their gently used household items or clothes and donate them to local non-profits, visit recycling and conservation exhibits, and kids can make earth-friendly art projects. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.visitmanssas.org or call 703.361.6599.        

 

The Manassas Art Guild will also be featuring a spring Earth exhibit, where artists showcase their artwork reflecting themes of recycling, natural materials and the environment. 

Spring Cleaning Day will also provide live entertainment from local entertainers, inflatable moon bounces for kids and a special preview of this summer’s Manassas farmer’s market vendors.

Tour Season Begins at Loudoun County Landfill

Tour Season Begins at Loudoun County Landfill

From Loudoun County -- Members of the 4-H Cloverbuds from Lucketts kicked off the 2011 tour season at the Loudoun County landfill.  The group received a driving tour through the facility and got a close-up view of landfill machines in action, and participated in a discussion about recycling.  Tours are booked until June, but there are plenty of summer and fall dates open from June through November.

The Loudoun County landfill is located at 21101 Evergreen Mills Road, Leesburg, and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Loudoun County to Hold First Household Hazardous Waste Event of 2011 March 19

Loudoun County to Hold First Household Hazardous Waste Event of 2011 March 19

Mark Your Calendar for the First 2011 Household Hazardous Waste Event

Leesburg Tree Commission to Host 4th Annual Tree Care Summit

Leesburg Tree Commission to Host 4th Annual Tree Care Summit

From the Town of Leesburg – The Leesburg Tree Commission will host the 4th annual Home Owners Associations Tree Care Summit on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. in the lower level of Ida Lee Park Recreation Center. 

Topics of discussion will include:

Forum for Rural Innovation Will Be Held in Winchester on March 11, 2011

Forum for Rural Innovation Will Be Held in Winchester on March 11, 2011

Forum for Rural Innovation: New Approaches for Agriculture and Rural Prosperity

Open Burning Restricted in Loudoun County: February 15 - April 30

Open Burning Restricted in Loudoun County: February 15 - April 30

From Loudoun County (VA) --- The Loudoun County Fire Marshal's Office is reminding citizens that open burning is restricted in Loudoun County between February 15 and April 30. The regulations, which prohibit open air fires between the hours of midnight and 4:00 p.m., are enforced by the Virginia Department of Forestry and the Loudoun County Fire Marshal. Known as the 4:00 p.m. law, these restrictions are in place due to the potential for rapid fire spread across woodland and grassland areas that is the result of dry outdoor fuels, high winds and temperature increases that are normally present in the late winter and early spring seasons.

Loudoun County Searchest for the Greenest Company

From the National Conference Center:

Leesburg, Va., November 29, 2010 – The National Conference Center (NCC) received first place in the mid-sized business awards category and the Platinum Award from the Loudoun County Green Business Challenge for NCC’s dedication in maintaining an eco-friendly property.  The Platinum Award was the highest level awarded. With 917 guest rooms and more than 250 meeting rooms, NCC welcomes as many as 6,000 guests a month. As one of the largest conference centers in the nation, the team at NCC began their green efforts in the early 90’s to responsibly conserve water and energy at the facility.