Prince William County takes its role as protector and steward of natural resources for our community very seriously. Staff work diligently to reduce our impact on the environment, keep our citizens safe, restore degraded areas and reforest areas at construction sites and County properties, and improve the quality of local waters and natural areas.
Our long term quest is to leave the area better than the way we found it. This will help sustain a healthy and viable natural environment for years to come. There are steps you and your children can take to help in this quest.
In the Community
Staff work on a daily basis to protect and restore our community's natural resources. You can find County employees undertaking:
Staff also strives to reduce our impact on the environment and engage in practices that preserve and replace resources for the future. Many of our practices help sustain the natural environment and the economy through wise practical use of resources:
In the Neighborhood
Staff work diligently to ensure properties meet all codes and ordinances for the health and safety of the community. We also monitor, treat and spray for mosquitoes as required to protect public health.
In the Yard
County staff work through volunteers to teach fellow citizens about sound lawn and landscaping practices, particularly the use of native plants. There are a number of steps and practices you can take to control pollution from your yard and home. This will help protect local waterways. Staff also share information on techniques to control mosquitoes.
In the Schools
County staff and partners provide information, teaching aids and materials and special field experiences for students to learn about the natural environment around them.
In the County Government
County staff seek ways to reduce our impact on the natural environment. We use various teams, programs and processes to ensure we meet state and federal mandates, as well as improve employee safety. Our current initiatives include: