Reston, Va. – On, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, staff from the Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services and Fairfax County Park Authority joined Park Authority Board members, contractors, and residents for a brief tour of the recently completed stream restoration project in Lake Fairfax Park. The project team discussed the benefits to the park and surrounding environment, which include reduced flooding hazards, higher water quality, a new vehicular bridge, a stabilized pedestrian bridge, and access points for environmental education programs.
Round Hill, VA – Snowflake LLC (www.snowflakellc.com), a Virginia Small, Woman-owned and Minority (SWaM) and Micro-business consultancy headquartered in western Loudoun County, has become a Certified B Corporation®, joining the ranks of nearly 2,200 companies worldwide dedicated to creating a society with a more shared and durable prosperity for all.
KeyLyme LLC and the National Capital Lyme Disease Association are teaming up to host the first ever Hope for Lyme Music Fest, planned rain or shine for Saturday, Oct. 7.
KeyLyme is an Ashburn-based company that sells all-natural, DEET-free insect and tick repellent.
With on-site support from an ANS Naturalist, students grow lettuce while learning about plant science and nutrition through a variety of sustainable hands-on lessons. Students log data, make predications, record observations and track plant growth in a journal. Geared for grades PreK to 5th, the project culminates with a harvest and salad party including healthy toppings and dressings.
At this time of year, most of us are focused on the possibilities and opportunities that come with fall: a new school year, brisker air, and the desire to dive into new efforts. For the families we serve at Loudoun Hunger Relief (formerly Loudoun Interfaith Relief), fall is never quite that simple.
Britepaths’ clients and staff enjoyed a Healthy Eating Workshop at our office on Saturday, August 19. Master Food Volunteer Sue Gonzalez and Katie Strong, Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences, for the Virginia Cooperative Extension, made two delicious summertime salads and gave us tips on how to eat healthier and how to make our own recipes healthier without losing the taste. Their recommendations include:
Nominations Now Open for the Northern Virginia Leadership Awards
For the past several years, one of the greatest challenges faced by organizations in the DMV has been acquiring talent. While Virginia boasts the second highest concentration of technology workers in the country, the fast growth of our firms and influx of new business has pressed industry to create unique solutions to attracting a strong workforce. Loudoun-based Telos is one of the firms taking action to bridge these gaps, through their leadership position at Northern Virginia Technology Council.
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What is the Day of Action?
The Virginia Food Access Network (VFAN) inaugural Day of Action is a way to come together as a food community to promote access to healthy food in the Commonwealth.