Fairfax County Earth Day/Arbor Day


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935, FAX 703-324-2010

April 9, 2004

 

Fairfax County Earth Day/Arbor Day
Celebrates Care for the Environment

To celebrate Fairfax County Earth Day/Arbor Day, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and area businesses and community groups are sponsoring a day of activities on the Annandale Campus of Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, on Saturday, April 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This free event marks the 33rd anniversary of the Earth Day celebration and the annual observance of Arbor Day.

The April 24 program includes performances by Billy B, a nationally known environmental entertainer, Barnett Williams on the drums and a play by Glee Mania. Those attending can visit the petting zoo and Reptiles and Amphibians in Our Back Yard, see a program on the Living Rain Forest and view a presentation by the Wildlife Center of Virginia. Other activities include demonstrations and exhibits, free tree seedling giveaways, food, games, free Segway rides, a recycled costume parade and much more.

The Fairfax County Division of Solid Waste Collection and Recycling will also be on hand with the e-waste collection program at the Earth Day/Arbor Day Celebration. This collection program, made possible through a partnership with Computer Donations Management and Service Source, enables the county to collect old computers and electronics for recycling. There is a $10 charge for computer monitor disposal. The cost of the computer and the $10 disposal charge are tax-deductible. Also during the event, Michael McMahon, chairperson of the Fairfax County Tree Commission, will present the commission’s 2003 Friends of Trees Awards. The award winners are:

Dr. Dewey A. Bond
Kathryn Martin
Glenda Booth
Michael McMahon
Kay Fowler
Stuart Mendelsohn
John Wesley White
Sally Ormsby
Kaiser Permanente-Burke
Merrifield Garden Center
COSTCO-Chantilly
National Park Service-NCR
Ben Wharton
Friends of Huntley Meadows
Friends of Historic Huntley
Beautification of Centreville
Priscilla Weck
Peg Corl
Barbara Ballentine
Harry Glasgow

Fairfax County Earth Day/Arbor Day is being coordinated and sponsored by the Earth Day/Arbor Day Planning Committee, the Clean Fairfax Council, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Fairfax County Recycling, Miller Office Products, National Soft Drink Association, Northern Virginia Community College, Starbucks Coffee and Target Stores. For more information about the April 24 Earth Day/Arbor Day Celebration or for reasonable accommodations, cal 703-324-5471, TTY 711.

 

FAIRFAX COUNTY IS COMMITTED TO A POLICY OF NONDISCRIMINATION IN ALL COUNTY PROGRAMS, SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES AND WILL PROVIDE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS UPON REQUEST. TO REQUEST SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS, CALL 703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935. PLEASE ALLOW FIVE WORKING DAYS IN ADVANCE OF EVENTS IN ORDER TO MAKE THE NECESSARY ARRANGEMENTS

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