Providence District Environmental Workshop


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 711, FAX 703-324-2010

March 20, 2006

Seventh Annual Providence District Environmental Workshop to Be Held Saturday, April 1

The seventh annual Providence District Environmental Workshop will take place on Saturday, April 1, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Fairhill Elementary School, 3001 Chichester Lane, Fairfax.

Participants are encouraged to pre-register for this free event, although registration is not required.  Participants can register by calling 703-560-6946, TTY 711, or by e-mailing provdist@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Hosted by Providence District Supervisor Linda Q. Smyth, this workshop will offer information about low-impact and environmentally friendly development. The day’s activities include a complimentary breakfast, workshops, a tour of a low-impact development project, a panel discussion with experts and a children’s workshop.

The complimentary breakfast will be served from 9 to 9:30 a.m. More than five different workshops will be conducted by a variety of private and nonprofit organizations from 9:30 to 10 a.m. From 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., participants will be able to tour a low-impact development project installed at the parking area of the Providence District office. From 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., participants can attend a moderated panel discussion, which includes a question-and-answer session, or a children’s workshop. The Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District also will provide order forms to buy native seedlings.

Workshop presenters include Clean Fairfax Council Inc., Lands and Waters Inc., Northern Virginia Lung Association, Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District, Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation, Wetlands Solution Studies and Virginia Department of Foresty.

For more information about this event, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/providence/Env_Wkshop7.htm or call the Providence District Supervisor’s office at 703-560-6946, TTY 711. To register for the event or request reasonable ADA accommodations, send an e-mail to provdist@fairfaxcounty.gov or call the office.

To request this information in an alternate format, call the Office of Public Affairs at 703-324-3187, TTY 711.

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