News to Use Podcast Transcript: March 21, 2012
Good day, and welcome to the Fairfax County News to Use podcast for Mar.
21, 2012. Coming up, learn about nominations for the Friends of Trees
award, National Nutrition Month, Government Center trails closure,
finding a job with the county, the March issue of “County Magazine” and
how to follow Fairfax County on social media. Links to topics mentioned
in this podcast can be found online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov.
If you know someone who is a true tree lover and has preserved, protected or planted trees in Fairfax County, now is the time to nominate them for a Friends of Trees award from the Tree Commission. Projects and programs may be nominated in addition to individuals. There are four categories: preservation of trees; education about trees; planting trees or seedlings or restoring riparian buffers; or innovative maintenance projects. The nomination deadline is Friday, March 30. Nomination forms are on the Fairfax County website or available by calling the Urban Forest Management Division at 703-324-1770. Members of the Tree Commission provide leadership in tree conservation throughout the county. For more information about the Friends of Trees annual award and nomination forms, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/news/friendsoftrees.htm.
National Nutrition Month reminds you to pay attention to what your
family is eating and offers tips on how to get back on a healthy track.
is a good place to start to see if your family is getting the nutrition
they need. Nutrition.gov provides
shopping, cooking and meal planning tips. A variety of other resources
from USA.gov can help you figure out the best food choices for you and
your family. Additional health information is online from the Fairfax
County Health Department at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hd.
Beginning mid-March, trails to the east of the Government Center
building will close to allow equipment to enter the area to restore the
stream and maintain and retrofit the ponds. Look for detour signs to
alternate routes. The work will take three to four months. County
employees and contractors will enter and leave the work area through the
trail entrance at Government Center Parkway near the Forum Drive traffic
light. Workers will arrive and leave between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. For more
information about the Government Center stream restoration project, call
the Stormwater Planning Division, 703-324-5500, or email SPWDmail@fairfaxcounty.gov.
Looking for a job? Visit the Fairfax County website, www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hr/, for news of job openings with
the county, frequently asked questions on how to apply for a job with
Fairfax County, resume guidelines and more.
This month on “County Magazine” on Channel 16, hear County Executive
Tony Griffin's proposed budget recommendations for Fiscal Year 2013;
learn about Tax Relief workshops for families on fixed incomes; discover
how the fair market value is determined for real estate assessments; find
out how everyone in your family can be eligible to receive discounts on
prescription medication; meet a popular blogger and learn the basics of
saving money using coupons; meet a couple that opened their hearts and
home for a spectacular teen through adoption; and find out how the
Economic Development Authority is helping entrepreneurs jump start their
small businesses. Find show dates and times and the video on demand
feature at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/cable/.
Finally, join Fairfax County on Facebook and follow our updates at facebook.com/fairfaxcounty.
You can also follow Fairfax County on Twitter for key updates from across
county government at twitter.com/fairfaxcounty
or text the words and symbol “on @fairfaxcounty” to 40404 – that’s “on
@fairfaxcounty” to 40404. And for a comprehensive list of news headlines,
photos, videos, social media, email newsletters, events and more, visit
the Fairfax County NewsWire at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news.
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.