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Local Students Decorate Washington's Airports at Annual Tree Trimming Celebration

Local Students Decorate Washington's Airports at Annual Tree Trimming Celebration

From MWAA:

Join the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority for the sweet sensation of decorating trees at its 5th annual tree-trimming celebration. This year’s theme is “Celebrate the Holidays on Candy Lane”. Students from the District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland will deck Reagan National and Dulles International trees with theme-related ornaments. The trees will be on display for passengers and visitors to enjoy throughout the month of December. 

Where: Reagan National Airport

Online Discussion Set With Park Authority Director; Public’s Questions, Comments Invited

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

Park Authority Director John Dargle Jr., is well-known for his Listening Forums that travel throughout Fairfax County every other month, providing a venue for residents to discuss local parks and related issues.  Now he is taking that discussion online with Ask Fairfax!, another opportunity for park lovers, critics and people with a great idea or two to get instant feedback on park topics.

On Friday, December 2, 2011 beginning at 9:30 a.m. you can ask questions about our parks.  The Fairfax County Park Authority is a tremendous asset to the community with more than 23,000 acres of parkland, nine recenters, golf courses, historic sites, more than 250 miles of trails, and over 400 parks.  You can enjoy lakes or ball fields, and nature centers or swimming pools. 

National Parks to Waive Entrance Fees November 11-13

National Parks to Waive Entrance Fees November 11-13

This notice comes to us from Bill Line and the National Park Service:

Riverbend Park’s Night Sky Festival Focuses on Jupiter

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

On Saturday, November 19, 2011, from 6 to 8 p.m., visitors will gaze through a 10-inch telescope at our solar system’s largest planet, Jupiter, during Riverbend Park’s annual Night Sky Festival. Due to the dark, moonless night, Jupiter’s colors and banding should be visible. The planet’s four Galilean moons (Ganymede, Io, Europa, Callisto) are also expected to be seen. The festival occurs near the peak of the Leonid meteor shower and, although rare, participants may occasionally see shooting stars while listening to stories by a warm campfire.

Parks Seek Volunteers to Restore Habitat During VolunteerFest

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

The Invasive Management Area (IMA) program is participating in Volunteer Fairfax’s VolunteerFest® on October 22, 2011, which coincides with the National Day of Service.  Conveniently located IMA sites are holding events this year for volunteers to help restore native habitat in parks. Pulling invasive weeds and planting native species benefits local communities and is a great way to socialize with friends and neighbors. To register as a volunteer at an IMA site, call IMA Coordinator Erin Stockschlaeder at 703-324-8681, or send her an email at Erin.Stockschlaeder@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Events on October 22