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Transit and Communities — Impacts and Land Use
Thursday, March 25, 7pm

Bird Walk at Merrimac Farm WMA
Last Sunday of every month beginning at 8:00am, except for December, when we host the Nokesville Christmas Bird Count.

Transit and Communities—Impacts and Land Use
with Bob Schneider, OmniRide March 25, 7pm. Click here to register (required

We are connected to our family, friends, neighbors, and our greater community by roads, trails, sidewalks, and bike lanes. They get us from where we live to where we work and play. This connectivity is what builds communities. Public transportation connects all of these resources and helps provide access for so many different people and for many different needs.

The challenge is that much of transit's success is shaped by land use, density, and infrastructure: like a fruit topping poured onto the cake after it has been baked and cooled. What happens when transit is a key ingredient and is baked into the product? What does that look like and what does that mean for a community?

In this discussion, we will hear from Dr. Bob Schneider, Executive Director of OmniRide, who will give us an overview of the organization, its services, and the challenges the greater Prince William area faces as we look to improve our transportation options, especially in the area of mass transit and general public transportation.

With a presentation that will cover both macro and micro issues—including the impacts of the pandemic on transportation as a whole—Dr. Schneider will help provide a different perspective on the struggles and opportunities for transit in the Prince William Community.

Bird Walks at Merrimac Farm WMA

Phoebe by Julia FlanaganOn the last Sunday of every month at 8am (except December when we sponsor the Nokesville Christmas Bird Count) at Merrimac Farm, Stone House, 15014 Deepwood Lane, Nokesville, directions

We'll look for birds as we travel through the uplands to the edge of the floodplain, covering a variety of habitats, including open fields and woodland edges. Everyone is welcome.

Dress for the weather, bring binoculars and cameras. More info and RSVP to PWCA , 703.499.4954 or View the bird list for Merrimac Farm HERE.


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Prince William Conservation Alliance is a nonprofit watershed organization serving Prince William and surrounding communities. We're working to explore, enjoy and protect our natural areas, and increase community involvement in stewardship opportunities.