Sixth Annual Providence District Environmental Workshop
Fairfax County Office of Public
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935, FAX 703-324-2010
March 8, 2005
Sixth Annual Providence District Environmental Workshop Scheduled for April 2
The Sixth Annual Providence District Environmental Workshop will take place Saturday, April 2, from 9 a.m. to noon at Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church, near Route 50. This event will feature presenters and exhibits from various environmental organizations and will provide a platform for community dialogue, sharing of information and educational skills.
Various strategies for the placement and design of buildings can save energy and prevent storm water runoff. Low impact development concepts and techniques are ways to keep stormwater as close to the source as possible by placing homes closer to the street to reduce impervious surfaces; creating grassed swales to collect rain water; and utilizing infiltration measures such as rain gardens, filter strips, porous pavers in less-used parking areas and infiltration of parking lot runoff.
The workshop is divided into two one-hour sessions, one at 9:30 a.m. and the second at 11 a.m., with a choice of seminars for each session. Participants can choose from a variety of presentations that includes the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation’s grant team discussing diverse low impact development strategies and practices to be installed at Fire Station 30 in the Providence District; Northern Virginia Lung Association on the effects of air pollution on cardiovascular health; Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services; International Dark-Skies Association and Fairfax County Department of Health. The presenters will also host exhibits along with Fairfax County Urban Forestry Division, Wildlife Division, Animal Services Division and the Fire and Rescue Department.
The Providence District Supervisor welcomes everyone who wants to participate in this workshop. Walk-in registration and complimentary breakfast will begin at 9 a.m. However, participants are encouraged to register in advance. For more information, to register, or to request reasonable ADA accommodations, contact the Providence District office at 703-560-6946, TTY 711 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.