Mount Vernon District Supervisor Dan Storck will host his first Environment Expo where we will explore how everyone can help save our planet, with the theme "Saving the Earth One Person at a Time". The morning will feature an Exhibit Hall with a variety of County agencies, service providers and educators, informational and hands-on workshops and screenings of the film "Hometown Habitat".
Join us for the morning to LEARN, ENGAGE and ACT to save our environment!
Saturday, November 10, 2018
8 a.m. - noon
Walt Whitman Middle School
2500 Parkers Ln, Alexandria, VA 22306
Exhibit Hall open 8:00 - 11:15 a.m.
Welcome - 9:00 a.m.
Workshop Series #1 - 9:30 - 10:15 a.m.
Workshop Series #2 - 11:15 a.m. - noon
Screenings of Hometown Habitat continuous from 9:30 a.m. - noon
Workshop Session #1 (9:30 - 10:15 a.m.):
- Audubon-at-Home: Landscaping for Wildlife
Presented by Tami Entabi, Audubon Society of Northern Virginia
- Tree Care 101
Presented by Hugh Whitehead, Urban Forester III, Urban Forest Management Division, Fairfax County and Rachel Habig-Myers, Mount Vernon District Urban Forester
- Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions - Are We Doing Our Part?
Presented by Larry Zaragoza, Environmental Protection Agency
- Pests and Diseases Affecting Our Trees – What to Watch Out For
Presented by Joan Allen, Urban Forester III, Forest Pest Management Branch, Urban Forest Management Division
Workshop Session #2 (11:15 - noon):
- Let's Talk Trash!
Clean Fairfax will facilitate a discussion concerning litter issues in Mt Vernon with a focus on defining the problem. Presented by Sam Raasch, Clean Fairfax
- The Right Tree in the Right Place
Presented by Jim McGlone, Urban Forestry Conservationist, Virginia Department of Forestry
- Play the Carbon Footprint Game!
Presented by Eric Goplerud, Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions
- Northern Virginia Soil & Water Conservation District
The health of our local streams and treasured regional resources depends on how we use and care for our own piece of Earth. Hear from Conservation Specialists with the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District on ways you can resolve drainage and erosion concerns on your property and the programs that are available to support you. The NVSWCD is not a regulatory agency. Instead, for over 75 years, it has worked with property owners across Fairfax County to give them the information and best practices available to make good decisions on their properties. Presented by the Northern Virginia Soil & Water Conservation District
Exhibitor Hall Exhibitors include: “EnviroScape Interactive Water Pollution Demonstration” (Will Friedman, Carl Sandburg Middle School Eco-Club Founder & Student Lead and Patrick Martinez, Boy Scout Troop 996), Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions, Plant NOVA Natives, Virginia Native Plant Society, Covanta Fairfax Inc., Citizens' Climate Lobby, Fairfax Master Naturalists, Friends of Accotink Creek, Friends of Dyke Marsh, Friends of Huntley Meadows Park, Friends of Little Hunting Creek, Friends of Mason Neck State Park, Audubon at Home, Greater Prince William Climate Action Network, Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District, Fairfax Water, NOVA Trash Action Workforce, Fairfax County departments and experts, and Our Elected Officials.
Calling all students! Enter the Environment Logo Competition!
All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Registration is not necessary, but appreciated for planning purposes! Registration will also enable you to get updates and future information from Supervisor Storck's office.
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