News to Use Podcast Transcript: March 23, 2011
Good day, and welcome to the Fairfax County News to Use podcast for March 23, 2011. Coming up, nominations for the Environmental Excellence Awards, volunteering for the annual Potomac Watershed Cleanup Day, find resources for starting a small business in Fairfax County, 2011 Friends of Trees awards nominations, traffic flow options for the Old Keene Mill Park and Ride lot and stay current with events and happenings in Fairfax County with the Weekender e-mail newsletter. Links to topics mentioned in this podcast can be found online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov.
Nominations for the Environmental Excellence Awards are open. The awards recognize four categories – county employees, county residents, organizations and businesses who dedicate time and energy to benefit the environment and support county environmental initiatives. The deadline is May 31. More information and a nomination form are online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/eqac/awards.htm.
From 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, residents are encouraged to volunteer to help clean up streams in community parks during the 23rd Annual Potomac Watershed Cleanup Day. Individuals, students, families, scouts and other groups can help remove tires, bedsprings, bottles, cans and other debris from local waterways. Boots with sturdy soles are recommended. Wear old clothes and bring gloves. Trash bags and appreciation will be provided. Details are online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks.
Would you like to start a small business in Fairfax County? Resources to help you succeed are available online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/business/small-business/.
2011 Friends of Trees awards nominations are being accepted until April 12. Sponsored by the Fairfax County Tree Commission, the award will be presented to those individuals; schools, youth and adult organizations; civic organizations and other organizations that have volunteered their time and effort to preserve, protect or plant trees. Nominations must be e-mailed or postmarked by April 2. For additional information, call Fairfax County Urban Forest Management at 703-324-1770, or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/living/environment.
Old Keene Mill Park and Ride's traffic flow is being reviewed for modification. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/connector to study options and to give your opinion and feedback to the Fairfax Connector.
And finally, if you’re looking for things to do in Fairfax County, be sure to check out the NewsWire events map at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/calendar.htm. You can see some of the happenings in Fairfax County via the map, or a text list of activities. Also on that Web page you’ll find a list of public meetings in Fairfax County. And be sure to sign up to receive the Weekender e-mail newsletter. Start getting your free, weekly subscription at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/email, and look for “Weekender.”
That’s all for this News to Use podcast. Thanks for listening. For more information about the topics in this podcast and for continuous news updates, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news. You may also call 703-FAIRFAX, that’s 703-324-7329, weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. News to Use is produced by the Fairfax County, Virginia, government.