The Virginia Conservation Network — with the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter, Chesapeake Climate Action Network and Virginia League of Conservation Voters — will host two meetings in Northern Virginia focused on how we can work together to guarantee climate action in Virginia.
Flying drones for sport is increasing and some recreational or hobbyist drone organizations are advocating that park officials allow recreational drone flying in our parks. The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) is considering a proposal to allow more recreational drone and other unmanned aircraft use in seven parks throughout the county.
The Alexandria Enviromental Policy Commission (EPC), whose members are appointed by the city council, is updating the city's environmental action plan (EAP). The first set of recommendations will go to the City Council in May or June 2018.
Up to one billion birds collide with glass and are killed every year in the U.S., according to the American Bird Conservancy. A group in Washington, D.C., including City Wildlife, is conducting a “lights out” fall monitoring project
December 2, 2017
Save the date for the Virginia Conservation Network’s annual gathering in Richmond to prepare for the 2018 session of the Virginia General Assembly.
On September 12, 7 p.m., the Fairfax County Wetlands Board will hold a public hearing on the George Washington Memorial Parkway/National Park Service's application for a permit to restore Dyke Marsh, at the Springfield Government Center, 6140 Rolling Road, Springfield, VA 22152.
The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) has published the draft Great Parks Great Communities Parks and Recreation System Master Plan, available at Great Parks Great Communities Park Authority Master Plan. It is important for county officials to hear people’s views and recommendations.
To learn how Fairfax County views the environment and its sustainability challenges and to share your views, attend the 89th “Green Breakfast” on September 9 where Kambiz Agazi, Fairfax County Environmental Coordinator, will make a presentation.
Join other conservationists, form alliances and learn the issues on September 22-23 for the Virginia Environmental Assembly, Jepson Alumni Executive Center, Fredericksburg. Visit the Virginia Conservation Network.
It’s never too early to get involved and to educate candidates about conservation and the value of our natural resources. On November 7, Virginians will elect a governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and all 100 members of the Virginia House of Delegates.
June 29, 2017
FCPA will hold a meeting on June 29, 2017, on revising the master plan for Franconia District Park in Lee District. Officials will present a concept plan based on community input at the Franconia Government Center Community Room
The ASNV advocacy meeting originally scheduled for June 28, 2017 has been postponded. It will be rescheduled some time in September. Watch for further announcements.
Special Election, August 29
Many schools are creating outdoor classrooms and integrating nature into teaching and learning. Here's a chance to voice support for these approaches.
Save the date, September 22-23 for the Virginia Environmental Assembly, Jepson Alumni Executive Center, Fredericksburg. Click here for more information.
November 7 2017
On November 7, Virginians will elect a governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and all members of the Virginia House of Delegates.
ASNV recently weighed in on Fairfax County’s work to establish criteria for flying recreational drones, model airplanes, quadcopters and other recreational flying devices in the county’s parks. Park staffers are identifying potential sites in the county for these activities, at the direction of the Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) Board.
July 12 2017
The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) Board is preparing a policy to address the flying of drones and other unmanned aircraft in the county’s parks.
Elections are opportunities to elect conservation-minded officials. Both parties will hold a primary on June 13, 2017. Voters will choose nominees for Governor, Lt. Governor and many members of the House of Delegates.
June 27, 2017
The Fairfax County Park Authority will hold a meeting on a master plan revision for Turner Farm Park in Great Falls, Virginia, 7 p.m., at the Great Falls Grange, 9818 Georgetown Pike, in Great Falls, Virginia.
On May 16, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced an initiative to cap greenhouse gas emissions in the state, directing the Department of Environmental Quality to develop regulations to reduce carbon emissions from power plants.