The 2004 Arbor Day Tree dedication honored the life of William W. Wolf and his commitment to trees and healthy forests. On Monday, March 29, a Sunset Red Maple tree was planted in Wolf's memory at Frances Hazel Reid Elementary School. The tree dedication is an annual event to honor an individual for exceptional work in forestry. For more information on the 16th Annual Leesburg-Loudoun Arbor Day Celebration, go to www.loudoun.gov/general/arbor.htm or call 703-771-5839.
<lst>The new edition of "Inside Loudoun County" features segments on the Discover Loudoun program as well as the county's recycling and household hazardous waste collection efforts. "Inside Loudoun County" is a 30-minute cable television program airing Mondays and Fridays at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Adelphia's Government Access Channel 2. The show is hosted by Nancy McCormick, Loudoun County Office of Public Information, and is produced by Adelphia of Sterling.
The next Loudoun County Public Library Board of Trustees meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rust Library.
Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) is seeking the public's help in naming a new park located in the community of Loudoun Valley Estates in Dulles. The department is in the process of accepting the proffered 17-acre property in Section 1 off of Lucketts Bridge Circle. The park currently includes a soccer field, softball field, tot lot, trails and a parking lot. A name is also being sought for a new equestrian and hiking trail under development along the perimeter of the Loudoun County Solid Waste Management Facility located on Evergreen Mills Road south of Leesburg. During the past year, PRCS
partnered with local equestrian and hiking groups to begin development of this pilot trail project that will eventually consist of 26 miles of trails. There are currently 12 miles of trails at the landfill (with access off of The Woods Road).
The Board of Supervisors has directed the department to initiate the public participation process. Anyone interested in proposing a name for the park or the equestrian/hiking trail should submit the recommendation in writing to: Cynthia H. Welsh, director, Loudoun County Parks, Recreation and Community Services, 215 Depot Court, SE, Leesburg, VA 20175. Suggestions can also be submitted via email to
PRCS@loudoun.gov. Include full name, mailing address and phone number. The deadline for submissions is April 30. For more information, call 703-777-0343.
Recent additions to the Loudoun County Government Web site, www.loudoun.gov, include the Codified Ordinances of Loudoun County; detailed information about the county's advisory boards, commissions and committees; and a homepage for the Zoning Administration Division of the Department of Building and Development. By going to www.loudoun.gov/government/codes.htm, users of the Web site will have access to the county's Codified Ordinances as well as new and amended ordinances adopted by the Board of Supervisors but not yet codified. At www.loudoun.gov/advisory, residents interested in serving on any of Loudoun County's many advisory boards, commissions and committees will find links to detailed information about the advisory groups. Also new on the Web site is www.loudoun.gov/b&d/zoning, which provides information about the administration of the Zoning Ordinance as well as links to the ordinance and other zoning-related documents, including the agendas of the Board of Zoning Appeals.
<lst>Send your organization's announcement to The Loudoun Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is two weeks before publication. Photos/artwork encouraged. Call Lauren Warchol at 703-917-6449.
The Loudoun County Commission on Women is seeking nominations for the 2004 "Outstanding Women of Loudoun" awards. The commission sponsors the yearly program to recognize the outstanding contributions of women in the community. Up to six women will be recognized for their outstanding volunteer or professional work during the commission's annual awards luncheon on May 18. To obtain a nomination form and guidelines, visit the commission's Web site, www.lccw.org, or stop by the Board of Supervisors office on the fifth floor of the Loudoun County Government Center. The deadline for nominations is Thursday, April 8. For more information, call Sally Keefer at 703-777-0204.
The 16th Annual Leesburg-Loudoun Arbor Day event is scheduled for Saturday, April 24, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve. The event will include special Arbor Day exhibits and interactive activities for children and adults. The Arbor Day celebration also includes the annual Favorite Loudoun Tree Photo Contest, which is open to the general public. All entries must be photos of a single tree in its entirety. Photos must be no larger than 8" x 10" and unframed. Photos may be black and white or color. Submit photos along with photographer's name, address and phone number, location of the tree photographed and the kind of tree, if known. Deliver or mail entries to the attention of the Arbor Day Committee, c/o The Loudoun County Office of Public Information, 1 Harrison St., SE, 5th Floor, Leesburg, VA 20175. The deadline to submit entries is April 2.
The top four photographs will receive gift certificate awards from local nurseries in denominations of $25 to $100. Winning photographs will be displayed at Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve during the Arbor Day celebration. Photos become the property of the Arbor Day Committee unless otherwise requested. For more information on the 16th Annual Leesburg-Loudoun Arbor Day Celebration, access the Web page at www.loudoun.gov/general/arbor.htm or call 703-771-5839.