The Braddock Beacon, October 2010


Stormwater Regulations Could Significantly Affect Property Rights
We all value our physical environment, and value efforts to clean up our waterways, including the Chesapeake Bay. We also value our homes, our private property, and the jobs and benefits that accompany economic development in the County. Balancing economic development, private property rights and environmental protection is not easy. Fairfax County does a pretty good job of it, but recent regulations promulgated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may disrupt that balance.

Braddock District Sponsors Packing Day to Support Deployed Troops
Working with VolunteerFest® and America’s Adopt A Soldier, Supervisor Cook will be sponsoring a Packing Day on October 23 at Lake Braddock Secondary School.

Braddock District Community Corner
Supervisor Cook in the Community, Braddock District Land Use cases and a number of important upcoming community meetings and forums, including: NVCC/Wakefield Chapel Road Forum, Community Pool RoundtableLake Braddock PTSA Arts & Crafts Showcase.

VolunteerFest® is Fast Approaching, Get Engaged and Help Your Community
Join Volunteer Fairfax at VolunteerFest®, on Saturday, October 23 for its 16th annual Fairfax area day of service.

Volunteers with Green Thumbs Use Their Fridays to Beautify Kings Park Library
For almost 20 years, a loyal cadre of Braddock residents have worked tirelessly to improve and enhance the outside environment at the Kings Park Library.

Board of Supervisors, Fairfax City and George Mason University Establish Fairfax Campus Advisory Board
During the September 29 meeting of the Braddock/Mason Forum, an advisory board was formed to enhance and improve the communication flow between George Mason University, Fairfax County and Fairfax City. Also at that meeting, Mason presented an update on its current construction program and provided its final recommendations on future Transportation Improvements.

Open House at Oak Hill Mansion to be Held on Saturday, October 16
Working closely with the Fairfax County Park Authority, once again the Board of Supervisors will be co-sponsoring the Oak Hill History Day.

Fairfax County Park Authority Looking at a Trash Free Pilot Program
In an effort to reduce costs and increase their “Go Green” efforts, the Fairfax County Park Authority will be implementing a pilot program whereby park staff will no longer provide trash cans for park visitors to use. Instead, visitors will need to make sure they collect and remove their own refuse.

Don't Sleep on Bed Bugs, These Tiny Insects are Nothing to be Ignored
With an infestation rate trailing only New York City, bedbugs are making their presence known in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area.


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