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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.
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
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
Mutts Matter Rescue September 20, 2012 at 09:39 pm
Thanks Angie. He's such a sweet, easy-going boy, I suspect he will have a new home soon.
Mutts Matter Rescue September 20, 2012 at 09:39 pm
He's actually being fostered in a condo, but loves his daily walks.
Amanda Cavanaugh October 14, 2013 at 10:26 am
Oh my. I have always had kitties, but he's a doll. Aww, he's such a photogenic sweetie.
Kari Warren September 25, 2012 at 12:01 am
This was a day of a lifetime for our residents...and what inspires me to keep working to help them.Read More The IASHP went beyond anything I ever dreamed they would. It truly touched my heart. The results of the transformation had me in awe. Here is one resident's response via text: "OMG I LOVE IT SOOOO MUCH. THANK U THANK U THANK U THANK U. WORDS CAN’T EXPRESS HOW THANKFUL I AM Thanks so MUCH for all you do without you all I wouldn’t have any of this. Words CAN’T express how I feel right now."
Karen Hock September 13, 2012 at 04:17 pm
What a little cutie! I love the story! I hope you find a forever home. I have four babies at homeRead More that I have rescued. I would love to take you home but, alas, I will be in the dog house.
Mutts Matter Rescue September 14, 2012 at 04:44 am
Wow Karen...four is a lot, but it's great you chose to rescue. You can also help by recommendingRead More Ricco's story and sharing it with your friends. His home is out there.
Tierney September 6, 2012 at 12:14 pm
Blessings to Lauren and her family for giving Monty a chance in this life. I have two dogs and IRead More just can't fathom how people can be so careless about a dog. There is simply no better love than the unconditional love and loyalty they give. Dogs are the best people I know.
Randy Rawson September 6, 2012 at 02:21 pm
There is a special place in Heaven for folks like Lauren Bradford. Her parents should be veryRead More proud.
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Daniel Sanders September 4, 2012 at 10:34 am
More than 50 teens and their families attended the wildly successful No Worries Now DC prom. SeeRead More photos and more about No Worries Now DC at http://www.facebook.com/NoWorriesNowDC and be sure to like their Facebook page while you're there.