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Community Report
September 30, 2008

Visitor Centers v. Wildlife Habitat at the Occoquan Bay NWR
Transportation - What's in Store for PWC?
A presentation & community discussion about PWCs plan for 2030
Birding Tour - Route 234 Wetland Bank!
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Visitor Centers v. Wildlifel Habitat at the Occoquan Bay Refuge

Your Piece of the Planet The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is currently proposing to construct a Visitor Center at the Occoquan Bay Refuge. The visitor center building would cover about one-quarter acre, and a new parking lot would be needed for most of the sites being considered. The Service's preferred location is in the riparian forest along Marumsco Creek, which would also require construction of a new road from the front gate.

Click here to read more... Click here to share your views about this proposal on our blog!

Transportation - What's in Store for PWC???

Your Piece of the Planet

WHEN: Thursday, October 2 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

WHERE: Bull Run Unitarian Universalist Church, 9350 Main Street, Manassas, directions

Sherman Patrick and Charlie Grymes - Chair and Vice Chair of the PWC Mobility Committee - will share specific information about current road and transit proposals for Prince William.

In suburban Prince William, the #1 complaint is traffic congestion - but after we whine about the problem, how can we fix it? Will expensive gas mean the end of suburbia, and shift future residential growth to "town centers"?  If so... could Manassas and Manassas Park end up like Alexandria but Prince William look like Centreville?

Join us on October 2 to hear more and share your views! Read more...

Birding Tour at the Route 234 Wetland Bank!

Your Piece of the Planet

WHEN: Saturday, October 4 beginning at 7:30 a.m.
WHERE: Meet in the parking lot by Green Front Furniture, 10154 Harry Parish Blvd. (near the intersection of Cloverdale Road and the Route 234 Bypass).

Please join us for a field trip to the VDOT wetland bank, usually closed to the public, led by NoVA birding enthusiast Kurt Gaskill. This extensive wetlands may be home to a wide range of breeding birds such as Eastern Kingbird, White-eyed Vireo, Tree and Barn Swallows, Eastern Bluebird, Willow Flycatcher, Prairie Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, and Yellow-breasted Chat. And maybe more that have yet to be discovered!

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