News to Use Podcast Transcript: Nov. 03, 2009

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Good day, and welcome to the Fairfax County News to Use podcast for Nov. 3, 2009. Coming up find out how your school can get help helping the environment with a grant from Fairfax County, keep Fido on the straight and narrow, and learn about the value of trees.


The Clean Fairfax Council and the Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services are offering several $500 grants for environmental projects within schools.

All Fairfax County Public Schools or recognized groups within the schools are invited to apply for a grant of up to $500 each. More than one application per school may be submitted for consideration (each application will be considered individually). Projects must involve a sustainable litter prevention, litter control, waste reduction or recycling theme. Activities must be planned and implemented by students during the school year with a completion date no later than April 15, 2010.

Applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on December 1. For more information visit


Beat the rush and make sure your four-legged friend is in compliance with Fairfax County regulations.  All dogs more than four months old in Fairfax County must be licensed by Jan. 31 each year.   Licenses are good for one year and must be purchased by January 31st.  The fee is $10 for all dogs. 

License tags may be purchased by mail, online or in person.  Applications can also be obtained in person at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter, 4500 West Ox Road, Fairfax.  Rabies vaccination date must be current to purchase a dog license.  Fore more information visit or call 703-222-8234.

This time of year many people enjoy the fall foliage, as tree leafs turn brilliant shades of red, orange and gold. However, trees offer more than a beautiful sight, and you can learn more about their social, economic and cultural value at conference on Friday, Nov. 13 in Sterling, Virginia.

Co-sponsored by Fairfax County’s Urban Forest Management Division, the conference is open to the public, but registration and payment required. The fee is $60 for those who register by Nov. 9, and payment must be by check. To register, call Becky Woodson with the Virginia Department of Forestry at 434-220-9024. That’s 434-220-9024.


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 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.  


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