ASNV is participating in a Fairfax County drone task force, called the Public Safety Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Task Force, led by the Office of Emergency Management, which is reviewing practices for use of these systems and focusing on how to “effectively and safely implement a UAS program” in the county.
Alexandria dubs itself an “eco-city” and has several initiatives under way.
At the urging of ASNV, starting in 2005, and with a big push from Mount Vernon Supervisor Dan Storck this year (13 years later!), Fairfax County staff are reviving and formalizing a county natural-landscaping plan for certain county properties. Kambiz Agazi, Fairfax County’s environmental coordinator, gave a presentation to supervisors in October.
Auduboners will have an opportunity in January to share views and suggestions on improving the local environment in Fairfax County.
Plan now to attend the Virginia Conservation Network’s (VCN) preview of the 2019 Virginia General Assembly, December 1, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
ASNV joined 30 other conservation groups last month to express continued support for listing of the Red-cockaded Woodpecker as endangered under the federal Endangered Species Act.
On November 6, Virginians will elect 11 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and one U.S. Senator. Many observers contend that the outcome of this election could change the party composition and leadership in the House and Senate, including several Virginia House seats.
Would you like to help ASNV learn about priority environmental topics and discuss a coordinated approach to advancing policy in the upcoming Virginia State legislative session? In preparation for Virginia’s 2019 General Assembly, Virginia Conservation Network (VCN) and its partners, including ASNV, will convene for a preview of what’s in store for our natural landscapes and resources.
One of our sister organizations, the Sierra Club's Virginia chapter, has published a scorecard that rates Virginia state legislators on conservation issues in the 2018 General Assembly session.