Environment & Energy

After months of work with community members and organizations dedicated to fighting climate change,  Supervisor Boddye successfully introduced Prince William County’s first legislation to comprehensively address this issue, with passage of the Regional Climate Mitigation & Resiliency Resolution. Goals include making the county fossil fuel-free by 2035. It creates a framework for Prince William to create its own path to protecting the public, environmental and economic health of our community for generations to come–by making better choices today.

Supervisor Boddye’s recognizes that our land-use policies and environmental outcomes are inextricably linked. He is committed to a renewed focus on mixed use development and walkable communities, as well a move to redevelop existing shopping centers rather than razing land to create new ones. This will work in concert with policies to preserve the green spaces, natural resources and historic treasures of the county, as we also expand the number of publicly-accessible trails and green ways.

Glass Recycling Comes to Occoquan District – New Purple Bin at County Center

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County Announces Residential Solar Energy Permitting Process Improvement Efforts

Prince William County Department of Development Services shared with Solar Energy Industry members it is working to develop and apply best practices to streamline the permitting process for solar energy systems […]

Take the Recycling Pledge & Win!

When we keep items out of the landfill by recycling or reusing products, we all win! Now, through Nov. 20, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) is making the […]

Serious Pest Found in Prince William County: Spotted Lanternfly

Spotted Lanternfly: An Invasive Species Damaging to Crops Spotted lanternflies feed on tree sap. If enough Spotted Lanternflies feed on a tree, it can cause decline or death especially in […]

Mysterious Illness Impacts Birds in our Region

A message from the Prince William Health District: Mysterious Illness Impacts Birds in our Region Sick and Deceased Birds across the Northern Virginia Region On Tuesday May 18, 2021, the […]

The Buzz on PWC’s Eco-Park at the Landfill

The Prince William County Landfill Eco-Park is abuzz! The Buzz and Flutter Meadow at the Landfill’s Eco-Park is in bloom and busy with bee activity! The beekeeper reports, “The hive […]

Save Money, Energy & the Environment with Free Home Weatherizing Programs

Want to make your home or business more energy-efficient, comfortable, and cost-effective? Protecting your building or home from external elements, such as wind, snow, or sunlight, known as “weatherizing”, reduces […]

County Floodplain Maps in FEMA-Initiated 90-Day Public Review Period

On May 13, 2021, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) initiated the required 90-day appeal period for the proposed updates to the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM’s) for Prince William […]

Thinking About Going Solar? Solarize NOVA launches in partnership with LEAP and NVRC to make residential solar more accessible to homeowners across Northern Virginia.

Solarize NOVA launches in partnership with LEAP and NVRC to make residential solar more accessible to homeowners across Northern Virginia. www.solarizenova.org Northern Virginia (Monday, April 12) – The Solarize NOVA […]

Glass Recycling, A Little Closer To Home

In 2019, curbside recycling of glass became a thing of the past in most of Northern Virginia, instead asking residents to bring rinsed bottles, jugs and jars to purple bins […]