Providence District Environmental Workshop

Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
Contact: Merni Fitzgerald, Director of Public Affairs
703-324-3187, TTY 711, Fax 703-324-2010
Media Pager: 703-324-NEWS (6397)

March 12, 2007

Eighth Annual Providence District Environmental Workshop to Be Held Saturday, March 24

The eighth annual Providence District Environmental Workshop will take place on Saturday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church.

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

Hosted by Providence District Supervisor Linda Q. Smyth, this workshop will focus on trees and discuss the benefits trees provide, natural and man-made threats to trees and what the community can do to preserve and protect them. The day’s activities include a complimentary breakfast, two workshop sessions, a tree planting demonstration and a panel discussion with experts from the private and public sectors.

The complimentary breakfast will be served from 9 to 9:30 a.m. More than three workshops will be conducted by a variety of private and nonprofit organizations from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. From 10:45 to 11:15 a.m., participants will be able to partake in a tree planting demonstration on the school grounds. From 11:15 a.m. to noon, participants can attend a moderated panel discussion, which includes a question-and-answer session. The Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District also will provide order forms to buy native seedlings and the Fairfax County Master Gardeners will be hosting a plant clinic among the various event display participants.

Workshop presenters include the Fairfax County Tree Commission, Fairfax County Urban Forestry Management, Northern Virginia Building Industry Association and the Chesapeake Bay Program. For more information about this event, visit or call the Providence District Office at 703-560-6946, TTY 711. To register for the event or request reasonable ADA accommodations, send an e-mail to or call the office.


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