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The SDC has forwarded the following names as attendees:
The proposed amendment includes modifications to the Parks and Recreation section of the county's Policy Plan, including the policies addressing the balanced provision of recreation facilities and open space, protection of natural and cultural resources and mitigation of impacts to the County's parklands. The amendment has incorporates changes to the Parks Classification system and provides service level standards for parkland and park facilities.
Copies of the Staff Report can be obtained from the Department of Planning and Zoning, 7th floor, Herrity Building, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax (weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.). Copies are also available online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/projects/.
For more information about the staff report, call the Department of Planning and Zoning at 703-324-1210, TTY 703-324-1334, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
For more information regarding the Planning Commission public hearing or to register to speak, visit the Planning Commission Web page at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/gov/planning/speaker.htm or call the Planning Commission at 703-324-2865, TTY 703-324-7951. For more information about the Board of Supervisors' public hearing or to register to speak, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/gov/bos/public.htm or call the Office of the Clerk to the Board of Supervisors at 703-324-3151, TTY 703-324-3908.
SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 10 a.m. ? 2 p.m. (Free and lunch sandwiches provided to participants)
WHERE: Westfield High School in Chantilly (4701 Stonecroft Boulevard)
WHY: We need YOU to contribute to a Watershed Management Plan for the Cub Run and Bull Run Watersheds of western Fairfax County! You live in the watershed and can share your knowledge of its water-related problems. We need you to help develop strategies for protecting and restoring the streams and natural resources in our community.
WHO: Everyone is affected: residents, schools, parks, outdoors activities, and businesses.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN AT THE FORUM?: At the community forum, you will learn about watershed issues affecting our streams and neighborhoods, as well as innovative new tools and methods for correcting these problems. Equally important, you will be asked to identify specific locations of different water-related problems in your community, and to provide suggestions on the kinds of strategies you would most like the County to pursue to remedy the problems.
WHAT IS THE WATERSHED? The Cub Run and Bull Run Watershed, the watershed in which we live, is approximately sixty square miles, and is located in western Fairfax County and eastern Loudoun County. Our watershed is experiencing problems common to many urban watersheds, such as uncontrolled storm water runoff, stream bank erosion, habitat degradation, litter, and sedimentation. Our hope for this Forum is that people like you who live in the watershed will help create a meaningful Watershed Plan for the County to implement.
WHAT ABOUT CHILDREN? Parents are encouraged to attend the main Forum while their children enjoy a fun environmental education session. Parents may also feel free to stay with their children to learn about watersheds, bugs in the stream, and stream monitoring with fun hands-on activities.
WHY IS THE COUNTY DOING THIS? This Forum is part of a larger countywide effort to develop and implement watershed plans to protect, preserve and restore the County's streams and other natural resources. Tackling each of its thirty watersheds, Fairfax County intends to complete its watershed plans by 2010, and begin implementing priority strategies immediately. The Cub Run and Bull Run watershed planning effort began in early 2004, and is due to be completed in November 2005.
WHO ELSE IS INVOLVED? The Cub Run and Bull Run Community Advisory Committee is working with the County to develop the Watershed Plan. The Committee consists of 29 citizen representatives from local neighborhood associations, civic associations, environmental and conservation groups, businesses and developers, recreation, local government, transportation, as well as upstream Loudoun County and the downstream Occoquan Reservoir watershed.
Please come to the Forum! Learn what's happening and contribute your knowledge and ideas!
REGISTRATION: Advance registration is desired, to ensure sufficient sandwiches are available for lunch, but is not required. Registration is particularly desired if you are planning to bring your children to enjoy the youth program. To register, please call Bill Barrack at 703-642-5500 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Arrive by 9:30 a.m. to register early, enjoy refreshments, and view displays.
Jeffrey M. Parnes
Chair, Sully District Council
Land Use and Transportation Committee