that 2 of our 44 participants support higher taxes in Henrico.
Thanks to all of those who voted. Keep on working on this- we think it's worth it too. Scroll down to see the poll below.
Do you feel represented by Henrico County Planning decisions?
SEPTEMBER 2008 POLL RESULTS:
It looks like 93% of those who participated have some concern about the promised rise in Varina residency:
Are you concerned about the future of Varina?
MARCH 2008 POLL RESULTS
Good News! (at least our readers are like minded, and poll participation is UP over last month! 100 % of the 17 participating poll-ees believe '2026 Planning Meetings' should be televised. Many thanks to those interested enough to get involved. Keep spreading the word, people!!
Do you believe 2026 Planning meetings should be televised?
FEBRUARY 2008 POLL RESULTS:
75 % of 12 participants are "very concerned" about future over population in Varina. Thanks go out to those who voted. Please keep helping promote local awareness...
Are you concerned about the possibility of over-population in Varina?
Check out some of the ways you can help solve big environmental problems on the smallest budget.
The Henricopolis Soil and Water Conservation District:HSWCD is holding their annual spring tree seedling giveaway for Henrico County residents on Friday, March 21 at the Hermitage High School parking lot, 8301 Hungary Spring Road. Trees will be given away free of charge beginning at 8:30 a.m. and continuing as long as supplies last.
HSWCD will offer 15 species of bare-root seedlings, including red bud, white and red osier dogwood, bald cypress, red maple, river birch, green ash, winterberry holly and white pine. For info about species and planting guidelines: www.co.henrico.va.us/swcd
The seedling giveaway is part of HSWCD’s ongoing efforts to protect the James River watershed by reducing runoff and sediment flows into local streams. For more information, call Barb Strohman, HSWCD Administrative Coordinator at 501-5175 or e-mail hswcd
The Henricopolis Soil and Water Conservation District:HSWCD Build-A-Barrel workshops can each you how to harvest rainwater from your roof and divert it for on-site usage in the landscape.
Workshops are available to Henrico County residents and are approximately 2 hours long. Participants learn how to build, install and maintain a rain barrel. Barrels and materials are provided and participants work as a team to put together their very own barrel.
A materials fee of approximately $40 is required to participate in workshops.
Additional barrels may be available for purchase. These barrels are available only to workshop participants and those who have participated in previous workshops. Supply of additional barrels is usually limited. Additional barrels are available only during specified times, in conjunction with scheduled workshops. Henricopolis SWCD does not maintain a supply of barrels for distribution.
If you would like to be notified of upcoming workshops or the availability of additional barrels, contact the Henricopolis SWCD office. Call Barb Strohman, HSWCD Administrative Coordinator at 501-5175 or e-mail hswcd
Prefabricated barrels are available for purchase in some gardening centers and from many online dealers.
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QUOTE OF THE MONTH:
"We have now sunk to a depth at which re-statement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men."- George Orwell