Watershed Protection Meeting Tonight

Fairfax County will hold a workshop from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m. tonight at Longfellow Middle School in McLean for residents and businesses in the Middle Potomac watershed.

Officials want the public to review and provide feedback on proposals to protect and restore the watershed. The Middle Potomac area includes Pimmit Run, Scotts Run, Turkey Run, Dead Run and Bull Neck Run. A watershed is the land area that drains into a particular body of water.

Information about the watershed will be displayed from 6:30 to 7 p.m., with a discussion of problems and proposed solutions scheduled for 7:30. Attendees will then break into discussion groups to evaluate specific projects.

According to a news release, the first draft of the watershed plan provides a strategy for managing land to reduce pollution, protect health and safety, and provide opportunities for the public to enjoy the stream valleys.

To register, send an e-mail to middlepotomac@virginia.edu or call 703-820-3840, Ext. 2234. Walk-in registrations will be accepted.

The school is at 2000 Westmoreland St. For more information, call 703-324-5500 or visit http://www.fairfaxcounty-watersheds.net .

By  |  October 28, 2005; 11:55 AM ET  | Category:  Community Events , Development, Growth , Government
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