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Rain Barrel Workshops Offered for Leesburg Residents

Rain Barrel Workshops Offered for Leesburg Residents

 

The Loudoun Soil and Water Conservation District, in partnership with the Leesburg Environmental Advisory Commission (EAC), will be offering four rain barrel workshops for Leesburg residents during April and May 2012.

Rain barrels are an economical and practical way for homeowners to conserve water and save money. In addition, they reduce runoff, as stormwater is collected before it picks up sediment and contaminants that pollute area streams and rivers which drain to the Potomac River and eventually to the Chesapeake Bay.

The rain barrel workshops will be held at Tuscarora Creek Park (425 Solitude Court SE). The workshop dates and times are:

Family & Youth Casting Call: Getting Kids Outside, Active, and Hooked on Fishing!

Family & Youth Casting Call: Getting Kids Outside, Active, and Hooked on Fishing!

 

The following information was sent to us by Mike Bailey:

The Family & Youth Casting Call (FYCC) is a fun family and youth fishing event at Fletcher's Cove on the C&O Canal in Washington DC. The 2012 event is scheduled for Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21.

What better way to get kids “hooked” on nature than by teaching them how to fish?  This April, local and national fishing and conservation organizations will once again host the Family & Youth Casting Call to help “set the hook” for children to learn about nature and fishing in the Washington, DC area. A wiggling fish on the end of a taut line can be one of the most tangible connections between having fun outside and learning about conserving our natural resources.

The U.S. Botanic Garden Presents Orchid Mystique

The U.S. Botanic Garden Presents Orchid Mystique

The following information was sent to us by Laura Condeluci:

 

The U.S. Botanic Garden presents Orchid Mystique: Nature’s Triumph from February 18 through April 29. This annual orchid exhibit, in collaboration with Smithsonian Gardens, features orchids from around the globe.

 

Public Offered Opportunity for Input on Design of New Regional Park

From the County of Loudoun:

Loudoun County Expands Recycling Program

Loudoun County Expands Recycling Program

Loudoun County operates nine public recycling centers for residential and business recycling, and has expanded the program to allow more types of materials accepted for recycling. Each Loudoun County Recycling Drop-off Center now accepts the following materials:

Plastic containers (#1 through #7), including bottles, jugs, wide-mouth tubs, and microwave meal trays; aluminum cans, aluminum foil, and aluminum pie pans; steel/tin cans and lids; aerosol cans (empty); glass bottles and bottle caps, jars and metal tops; newspapers; magazines; mail; catalogs; telephone books; paperback and hardcover books; office paper; computer printouts; brochures; colored paper; non-metallic wrapping paper; shredded paper (bagged only); paper bags; corrugated cardboard (flattened and all non- paper packaging removed); paperboard (cereal/snack boxes/frozen food boxes, etc); and aseptic/gable-top milk and juice cartons (emptied and rinsed clean).