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PWC Community Newsletter - June 2021


Community Newsletter

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June 2021

June marks the official start of summer and offers an opportunity to celebrate dads, LGBTQ Pride Month, Juneteenth and Flag Day. It is also a time to recognize Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness, the onset of hurricane season, safety month and Waste & Recycling Workers Week. In this issue of the community newsletter, read about these topics and others, including wellness activities, mosquito trapping, summer reading and more. 


Recognizing Juneteenth  

Recognizing Juneteenth

In 1866, freedmen in Texas celebrated the first of what became known as "Jubilee Day" on June 19. The holiday later became known as Juneteenth, a shortening of June 19.

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Prince William County Adopts New Land Preservation Tool: Purchase of Development Rights

Very soon landowners in the Rural Area will be able to permanently conserve their land through the recently adopted Purchase of Development Rights program. 

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VRE to Return to Full Service Commuter Rail System to Operate 32 Daily Trains Beginning June 1

On June 1, the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) will resume its full-service schedule, increasing commuting options for Prince William County residents.

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Flag Day  

Recognizing Flag Day

The Continental Congress officially adopted the “Stars and Stripes” as the American flag on June 14, 1777. Today, June 14 is recognized as Flag Day.

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Pride Month  

Celebrating LGBTQ Pride Month

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer, or LGBTQ, Pride Month includes parades, educational sessions, workshops and other events, and offers the opportunity to raise awareness of issues facing the LGBTQ community and to celebrate the influence members of the community have had around the world.

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Xavier D'Alesandro  

Local High School Student Selected for U.S. Department of State Study Abroad Program

Xavier D’Alesandro was recently chosen to study abroad in Malaysia during the 2021-2022 academic year through the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study, or YES Abroad, Program.

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Neabsco Creek Boardwalk  

Join the Community Services Behavioral Health Wellness Team for Virtual Workshops

Walk into wellness by beginning the month visiting one of the County’s Walk & Talk Wellness Trails.

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Hurricane Season  

Hurricane Season Begins June 1 – Are You Ready?

The Atlantic basin hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30 annually, with the peak season from mid-August to late October. 

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Waste Workers Week  

Special Week to Recognize Waste and Recycling Workers

Prince William County residents, businesses and organizations are encouraged to celebrate National Waste and Recycling Workers Week from June 13-19.

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Mosquito Trapping  

Mosquito Trapping is Underway

The Mosquito and Forest Pest Management Branch conducts regular monitoring of adult mosquito populations across the County. 

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Open Spaces, Friendly Faces Economic Recovery Campaign

This summer, the Office of Tourism will continue its “Open Spaces, Friendly Faces” tourism recovery campaign promoting Prince William County as a vibrant place to visit, shop, eat, play and stay. 

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Tall Grass  

April Showers Bring May Flowers and Tall Grass

Spring is officially here, and as the temperature gets warmer and the days get longer, Neighborhood Services sees an increase in calls of concern regarding neighborhood properties with tall grass and weeds.

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Safety Month  

June is National Safety Month

The National Safety Council first recognized June as National Safety Month in the United States in 1996.

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Department of Development Services Debuts New Profiles on Social Media Networks

The Prince William County Department of Development Services launched its social media presence on Twitter (@PWCDDS), Facebook and LinkedIn in May.

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PWC 4-H’ers Run with Run for the Fallen and the PWC 4-H 5K

On May 2, a group of 4-H youth and adult volunteers used their head, hearts, hands and health to run alongside the runners in Virginia Run for the Fallenas a community service initiative to pay tribute to every Virginia military service member who has died while serving, or as a result of serving, during the War on Terror.

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June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

Purple is the color to wear in June, during Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, to get people talking about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and the brain.

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Summer Reading  

Summer Reading 2021: Tails and Tales June 14 – August 15

From June 14 – August 15, Prince William Public Libraries invites residents to join them for summer reading at Prince William Public Libraries, following this year’s summer reading theme, “Tails and Tales!”

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Over 6,000 Native Trees Planted at Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park

Recently, the Environmental Services Division of Public Works planted 6,370 native trees at Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park.

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Building Momentum  

Watch Prince William County Business Owners on the Building Momentum Channel

The Prince William County Department of Economic Development launched the Building Momentum Channel, which features spotlight stories on four County businesses.

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Leave No Trace  

Parks, Recreation & Tourism Partners with Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics

The Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism has joined the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics as a registered community partner. 

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Important Dates to Remember

  • June 2: Planning Commission Public Hearing
  • June 8: Historical Commission Meeting
  • June 9: Architectural Review Board Meeting (tentative)
  • June 10: Human Rights Commission Meeting
  • June 15: Board of County Supervisors Meeting
  • June 16: Planning Commission Work Session: Transportation Update and Planning Commission Public Hearing
  • June 17: Racial and Social Justice Commission Meeting
  • June 21: Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting (tentative)
  • June 22: Board of County Supervisors Meeting

For details about any meetings, hearings or work sessions, visit Prince William County Government (pwcva.gov). Please check the website for the agency responsible for a meeting prior to participating to ensure it is proceeding as scheduled. 

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Prince William County is the second-largest county in the Commonwealth of Virginia with a population of nearly 467,000. A highly-educated, racially and ethnically diverse population makes the county one of the most globally represented communities in the region. AAA Bond Ratings, awarded annually from all three ratings agencies, confirms a commitment to a thriving and robust economy. Prince William County encompasses a total area of 348 square miles and includes independent cities and towns, state and federal park properties, and Quantico Marine Corps Base. Steeped in rich history, surrounded by beautiful parks and open space, Prince William County is a community of choice where individuals, families and businesses choose to live, work and play.