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Fairfax County, Virginia

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News Stories

Fairfax Recycles Day Event Slated for November 15

November 6, 2019
Join employees from Fairfax County’s Solid Waste Management Program at a special recycling celebration at the Fairfax County Government Center on Friday, November 15, 2019. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., staff will hold an event marking Fairfax Recycles Day, a local event held in conjunction with Keep America Beautiful© America Recycles Day.

Wastewater Treatment Building Receives Sustainable Design Certification

November 4, 2019
A new monitoring and control building at Fairfax County’s wastewater treatment plant in Lorton, Va., has achieved the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED© Silver certification, a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement.

What are Invasive Plants?

October 31, 2019
A plant is a plant, right? Unfortunately, not all plants are universally beneficial. You may have heard of kudzu, an invasive known as the “vine that ate the south.” When plants are imported from other parts of the world, either accidentally or on purpose, they have the chance to escape into the natural environment.

Fairfax County Opens Two New Donation Stations

October 10, 2019
A brief ceremony was held October 9, 2019, to celebrate the availability of a new Donation Station at the I-95 landfill complex in Lorton, Va. The new donation box, provided through a partnership with TVI/Savers, accepts used clothing and household goods.

County Urban Foresters Help Save Ash Trees at Sky Meadows State Park

October 10, 2019
Urban foresters were invited to participate in National Public Lands Day on Sept 28 to assist the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to identify living ash trees in Sky Meadows State Park in the Blue Ridge Mountains, near Paris, VA.

Wastewater Treatment Project Earns Sustainability Award

October 7, 2019
Replacing the disinfection system improves health and safety, protects freshwater resources, and reduces carbon footprint, chemical storage, and greenhouse gas emissions

Floodplain Management Plan Progress Report Available

October 4, 2019
The Floodplain Management Plan Progress Report 2019 is available to the public and media. The progress report is part of the Northern Virginia Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan and is published annually by the staff of the Stormwater Planning Division, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, Fairfax County.

Pilot Program to Remove Litter from Waterways Begins

October 3, 2019
Fairfax County has launched a new pilot program that will help improve water quality in streams and provide dignity in work to people experiencing homelessness. Started October 1, the 12-week program provides part-time, temporary work to guests of the Eleanor U. Kennedy Community Shelter, Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter, and The Lamb Center, and helps the county meet its mandate to keep…

Hidden Messages Reveal Top Source of Water Pollution

September 26, 2019
On October 8, 2019, at 9 a.m., members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and staff members from the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services will gather in front of the Government Center to unveil hidden messages created to engage residents on stormwater pollution.

Don’t Bring Bugs Back from Fall Leaf-Peeping Trips

August 27, 2019
“Whatever you may collect during your camping or Labor Day trips this fall, make sure it isn’t an invasive insect that can flourish in Fairfax County and kill trees,” said Joan Allen, Chief, Forest Pest Branch, Urban Forest Management Division (UFMD).
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