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PWCA Fundraiser Features Community Leaders

Please join PWCA on June 5, 7pm, for a celebration of special places and special people! Get your tickets here (free or donation) and join us for seven-minute presentations from community leaders sharing stories of special places close to home. 

The evening opens with Dr. Angela Knight, International Coloratura Soprano, who will perform excerpts from Queen of the People's Heart, slated for the Hylton Preforming Arts Center this fall.

Following the announcement of the Photo Contest winners, four community leaders will share current news about their efforts to protect special places close to home. You can view the full agenda and register here.

Thanks to your support, PWCA has had many successes over the years, from the acquisition of Merrimac Farm WMA and restoring wildlife habitat at Silver Lake to establishing Prince William's first Virginia Scenic Byways.

It's been a team effort; you are our heroes and make us hopeful for the future. We hope you can join us on June 5!


Photo Contest - Vote for Your Favorites!

Vote for your favorite photo here! Voting is open until June 3rd. Winners will be announced during our June 5th event, and they will have an opportunity to share the story behind the photo. 

We had so many wonderful submissions. Now, we need your help deciding the winners of each category: Wildlife, Landscapes and People in Nature.

Position Opening

PWCA is looking for a caring, organized, detail-oriented go-getter to take on the role of Programs Coordinator. The Programs Coordinator identifies, tracks, and manages a corps of volunteers working to support the short and long-term goals of the organization.

This position coordinates activities, and provides direction and ongoing support for all volunteer functions to strengthen our public and private programs. Interested in learning more? Click here for detailed Job Description and instructions on how to apply.

Building Better Burbs

with Tom Eitler, Urban Land Institute.

Monday, June 21, 7pm online, register here.

Suburban Areas that expect to flourish and successfully compete with their urban counterparts to attract and retain talent, need to encourage a better approach to urban design.

Creating Walkable Mixed-Use Neighborhoods is key to success in this endeavor.

Prince William County suffers with the reputation as a car-oriented, monolithic suburban community with small-lot single family homes and townhouses located on curvilinear, cul-de-sac streets. Recent developments and future proposals are beginning to break this monotony but waiting for the "market" only to solve this dilemma is putting the future of the county's economic vitality in the hands of a few innovative developers.

The remaining developers and home builders will continue to build 20th century style neighborhoods. There are hundreds of locations around the county in the Development Area that could be developed or redeveloped as Walkable Mixed-Use Neighborhoods providing the county with the ability to accommodate future growth while positioning itself as a community that is attractive to the millennial and Z generations.

Join the Prince William Conservation Alliance and its guest Tom Eitler for the Urban Land Institute as we discuss the opportunities for building better burbs.