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Del. Scott Surovell, Fairfax County School Board Member Dan Storck and students from Hybla Valley Elementary pose for a photo during cleanup of Little Hunting Creek over the weekend. Photo courtesy of Del. Surovell
Greg Crider April 8, 2014 at 08:13 am
Kudos to Delegate Surovell and School Board Member Dan Storck for leading these cleanups and theRead More many volunteers for participating. A special thanks to Betsy Martin (Friends of Little Hunting Creek) and Ned Stone (Friends of Dyke Marsh) for organizing and leading parallel efforts. It's great that youngsters are participating and learning to respect our environment. My goal is that those who cause this problem will do likewise, change their behavior put these clean-ups "out of business". I'm a bit tired of picking up trash each time I take out my canoe.
UCM Alexandria June 10, 2013 at 09:18 pm
Over the past 2 weeks, here at UCM we've had several teams of awesome West Potomac High SeniorsRead More helping us out with SHOUT projects -- like painting UCM's waiting room and offices this past weekend, Food Pantry donations sorting, and helping sort a very large donation of books from First Baptist Church of Alexandria. Thank you & congrats to the graduating seniors! Here's a photo of someseniors in action: http://on.fb.me/19YLf5t -- and more coming soon. - Diane Hill, UCM Development & Communications Officer
Little Hunting Creek clean-up 2012. Video by Rachel Leonard for Patch.
cej April 16, 2012 at 03:17 pm
Merchants need to take responsibility and address the issue of overflowing courtesy waste cans atRead More the front of their businesses that aren't emptied when overflowing. On busy shopping days the overflow is blown into the roads and endss up in the storm system and eventually the creeks.
T Ailshire April 16, 2012 at 04:11 pm
Martin - perhaps we citizens need to lobby the business owners instead of the legislators. I amRead More firmly in the camp that laws (especially those that aren't enforced, as so many of ours aren't) don't do a darned thing to help make society nicer. However, the measures you detail WILL work.
Paul Siegel April 16, 2012 at 09:41 pm
Seven years ago, this was officially THE TRASHIEST Stream in the County. SeeRead More http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/2005/05158.htm
Deborah F Titus April 10, 2012 at 12:24 am
Good evening I got the Lee District Supervisor's District Note today and I would like to sign up toRead More join the creek cleanup this Saturday noon. Deborah (Debbie) F Titus, ne of the Lee District-Jefferson Manor residents has been asked to RSVP as of 09 April 2012
Carolyn Farr Smith March 12, 2012 at 07:52 pm
Amazing story, Rachel! Can't wait to read the rest in this series.
DAVE March 13, 2012 at 11:51 am
Great Article Rachel. As someone who lived in a shelter before they were fashionable I can attestRead More to the value of these facilities. To see homelessness, especially amongst the elderly, is a crime. I will never understand how our government can spend billions of dollars on waging wars, but can't find the money to take care of the homeless. It's a damn shame.
Melanie Price Perkins March 14, 2012 at 01:11 pm
Great story Rachel! I agree with Dave, I think there should be more help for the homeless. Here inRead More the Piedmont Triad of NC, there are many groups who help with feeding and transitioning the homeless back to living on their own. I know personally one group and many they have helped to get back on their own. I think letting the public be aware of this is the first step in the process! Thanks again Rachel for the great story!
Cheryl Fuentes July 28, 2011 at 11:08 am
Thanks for showcasing the new Mount Vernon 4H Community Club! For more information about the STEMRead More (science, technology, engineering, and math) project some of the members did with Kids Tech University at VTU, visit http://kidstechuniversity.vbi.vt.edu/ The annual 4H Fair will be held at Frying Pan Park on August 6-7. Learn more about it at http://www.4hfairfax.org/Welcome.html New members (ages 9-18) are always welcome to join the Mount Vernon 4H club! Contact us at mountvernon4H @gmail.com Thanks-Cheryl
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