How Is Fairfax County’s Environment?

January 11, 2017

Auduboners can comment on the state of Fairfax County’s environment and how to improve it at a public meeting of the Fairfax County Environmental Quality Advisory Council (EQAC) on January 11, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. in conference rooms 9 and 10 of the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, Virginia. 

EQAC has issued its annual report to the Board of Supervisors posted here.  Topics covered include water quality, air quality, noise, hazardous materials, solid waste, stream valley protection, wildlife management, light pollution, visual pollution, energy, climate change response and adaptation, land use, transportation and ecological resources. 

This is an opportunity to stress, among other issues, the importance of preserving, enhancing and restoring habitat, so critical to the survival of birds and other wildlife and a diminishing resource in the county.

“EQAC welcomes written and/or verbal testimony,” says the EQAC announcement.  To speak, send an e-mail to the EQAC e-mail address (, send an e-mail through the “Contact EQAC” link on the EQAC website or call the Department of Planning and Zoning at 703-324-1380.

You can also present video testimony. Upload your video (five minutes or less, please) to YouTube, Ustream or Vimeo, and let Noel Kaplan know by 5:00 p.m. on January 4, 2016, the URL through which they can access the video.  They will then present it at the public hearing. For more information, call Noel Kaplan at 703-324-1369 or