Board of Supervisors - Mount Vernon District

Fairfax County, Virginia

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703-780-7518
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Mount Vernon Governmental Center
2511 Parkers Lane, Mt. Vernon, VA 22306

Dan Storck,
Board of Supervisor

Environment Expo: Saving the Earth One Person at a Time

THANK YOU

To everyone who joined us Saturday, November 10 for the Environment Expo!

Mount Vernon District Supervisor Dan Storck hosted his first Environment Expo where over 100 attendees explored how everyone can help save our planet, with the theme "Saving the Earth One Person at a Time". The morning featured 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".

Attendees joined us for the morning to LEARN, ENGAGE and ACT to save our environment! Watch the video...

Workshop Session #1 (Click on links below to view presentations that are available on-line.):

  • 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 (Click on links below to view presentations that are available on-line.):

  • 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 included:

“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
Citizens' Climate Lobby, Fairfax County Chapter
The Greater Prince William Climate Action Network
Transition Town Fairfax
County of Fairfax - Information Technology
Park Authority
County of Fairfax - Waste Management
Department of Public Works and Environmental Services & Urban Foresters
Fairfax County Health Department-Environmental Health
Clean Fairfax
Fairfax Water
EQAC
Plant NOVA Natives
Fairfax Master Naturalists
Covanta Fairfax Inc.
Dominion Energy
Friends of Mason Neck State Park
Friends of Dyke Marsh
Friends of Accotink Creek
Friends of Huntley Meadows Park
Auduboun at Home
Virginia Native Plant Society
Sierra Club Great Falls Group
George Washington Memorial Parkway
Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District
Virginia Legislators
Mother Nurture Company
Community Housing Partners
 

 

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