Fairfax County Partners to Sponsor Environmental Workshops


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 23, 2006

Fairfax County Partners to Sponsor Environmental Workshops and Tours

Residents are invited to attend the Living Lightly – Living Green series of environmental workshops and tours to learn about earth-friendly living, building and transportation in Northern Virginia. The workshop series, which began in March, will continue through July 2006.

Fairfax County is partnering with Arlington County, Falls Church, the city of Alexandria and various environmental groups to host the educational workshops series developed to teach residents about natural building techniques and methods for creating a healthier environment for communities and families.  Most programs are free, but some require reservations. 

A few upcoming workshops are listed below:

Green Roofs:  Sunday, April 23, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Join us for a fun and informative talk and demonstration about vegetated roofs, also known as green or living roofs.  Nancy Striniste, landscape designer and green roof owner, and Greg Long, green roof expert, will share their experience with green roofs in Arlington and other places around the world to provide home and business owners with practical information and guidance for exploring possibilities for their own projects. 

Demonstrating Innovation Tour:  Saturday, April 29, 10 a.m. - noon
Join us for a tour of a rain garden, green roof and permeable parking lot at Fairfax County’s Providence District Government Building. Local experts will lead a guided tour of these three innovative low-impact development projects, which collect rain for the purpose of reducing stormwater runoff and protect local sources of drinking water. Find out how the innovative techniques used at the Providence building can be used in your own projects and around the home.

Workshop and tour descriptions, as well as dates and locations, are available on Fairfax County’s Web site at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/stormwater/events.htm, or by calling Krystal Kearns, Fairfax County Stormwater Management communication specialist at 703-324-5500, TTY 711.

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

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