Prince William County: Keeping It Green and Clean
If you’re a resident of Prince Williams County, you know we have a lot to be thankful for — beautiful parks, ample historic sites, close proximity to beaches, mountains and our nation’s capital. Among all this beauty, have you ever noticed the adopt-a-spot signs or community clean-up notifications posted around PWC? It takes a lot of work to keep our community looking its best, and most of that time and effort comes from volunteers. Here are some ways you can get involved with local conservation and beautification organizations to keep our community green and clean.
Keep Prince William Beautiful “is a non-profit environmental organization that serves Prince William County through partnering with residents, businesses and government to educate and inspire people to be environmental stewards and Keep Prince William Beautiful.” They offer a variety of programs and opportunities to volunteer throughout the year — one-time events and larger commitments. From adopt-a-spot coordinators to community clean up participants and event booth staffing to litter surveying, KPWB has volunteer opportunities for everyone. Visit their volunteer page to learn more. And don’t miss their blog for hot tips on things you can do to make a difference, like helping the bees and making creative upcycled projects.
Prince William Conservation Alliance “is an independent nonprofit watershed organization working to protect and enhance natural areas and healthy communities through stewardship, recreation and education.” This organization identifies and pursues conservation opportunities, in partnership with government agencies, local communities and regional organizations, to protect important natural areas. They offer programs for individuals to learn more about wildlife and participate in activities that improve the quality of natural areas and our communities. Prince William Conservation Alliance’s programs are open to everyone and include these upcoming events:
- July 22 – Butterfly Identification Workshop, from 1 to 3 p.m.
- July 29 – Butterfly Count, 10 a.m.
- July 30 – Bird Walk at Merrimac Farm, 8 a.m.
Visit their calendar page for more details.
Bull Run Mountains Conservancy “is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1994 to protect the Bull Run Mountains through education, research, and stewardship.” They promote the preservation of the Bull Run Mountains from their southern ridges in New Baltimore to their northern end in Aldie, Virginia. The conservancy offers educational programs to adults and children focusing on a variety of ecological, historical and cultural features of the Bull Run Mountains. From summer camps to year-round youth outdoor programs and native plant research to butterfly counts, BRMC takes a holistic approach to researching and educating others about the mountains. Do you have a young nature enthusiast in your life? Let them celebrate their birthday with the conservancy’s outdoor adventure excursions. Learn more about BRMC and available volunteer opportunities on their website.
We can all contribute to keeping Prince William County green and clean. Find ways to volunteer or organize a simple clean-up day in your neighborhood. It doesn’t take a lot of effort if we all pitch in.
And if you’re looking to relocate to our beautiful county, contact us to get started on your search. We would love to help you settle down in PWC.
Chris Colgan is the CEO and Team Leader of the Chris Colgan Real Estate Team. Chris was born and raised in Gainesville, Virginia and has been in real estate for 10 years. He is a member of the Re/Max Hall of Fame and is in the top 25 for sales in the state of Virginia out of all Re/Max agents. He has been recognized as one of the United States’ and Canada’s Top 500 Marketing Experts by the National Association of Expert Advisors.