Prince William County is looking a bit greener.
Several volunteers and representatives from the Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) Prince William office recently spruced up property located just outside Dale City.
One hundred twenty-five trees were planted at the intersection of Spriggs Road and Holly Forest Drive, according to a release from the county.
Through the reforestation project, volunteers were able to restore the land, which was cleared when a storm water management pond was constructed.
The work also allowed the county to reduce maintenance costs and help the environment, according to Tim Hughes from the Department of Public Works’ Environmental Services Division.
”By converting areas from turf grass to forest, the County saves on the costs of mowing while reducing urban storm water runoff to help protect water quality to receiving streams and local rivers,” Hughes said in a release.
To volunteer for reforestation projects, contact the VCE at 703-792-7913.
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