County Seeks Input on Environmental Issues

Loudoun County residents and businesses are invited to provide their perspectives on local environmental and sustainability topics during avirtual public meetingat 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17.

The meeting will be conducted by the county’s new Environmental Commission, which was formedby the Board of Supervisors in December and began meeting in July. The 17-member commission has reviewed Loudoun’s existing environmental programs to determine specific topic areas for the commission’s focus.

Public input is sought as the panel develops recommendations on topics for the county board to consider in early 2022. The commission is focusing on five key topic areas: Energy sustainability; enhancing natural resources such as trees, wildlife, watersheds, and land conservation; environmental justice, which examines the impact of environmental issues on underserved populations; “government by example,” which includes programs to enhance the sustainability of Loudoun County government operations; and increasing public engagement in environmental and sustainability initiatives.

Login information for the meeting and links to meeting materials are posted at loudoun.gov/remoteparticipation. To learn more about the county’s environmental programs, visit loudoun.gov/environment.

7 thoughts on “County Seeks Input on Environmental Issues

  • 2021-11-15 at 7:43 am
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    Loudoun is in a position to set a example for others. Personally, I think it’s the best county in the nation! I hope everyone has a chance to attend Wednesday’s meeting. The weather should be nice & there’s much to be discussed. Fifty-one years after the first Earth Day was created by Senator Nelson, the country struggles to “go green.” There’s so much we can do: Open your blinds, ride a bike to work, walk to the food store, shop with reusable bags & recycle those jars. If we don’t care about our environment, we can’t have very much hope for the future. Happy Holidays, Loudoun!

  • 2021-11-15 at 9:13 am
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    Highest taxes in the state.
    Sickening violent crime.
    LCPS admin asleep at the wheel.
    Student test scores dropping.
    Unionization looming.

    All while Loudouners struggle with out-of-control inflation.

    The tone deaf (D)s on the BoS only care about what they care about. Which is typically 180 degrees opposite of the dinner table issues that are important to Loudoun’s working families.

    • 2021-11-15 at 10:46 am
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      ace10:

      Soliciting county residents’ input on environmental issues doesn’t mean the BOS isn’t focusing on other issues. I, for one, have never had children in the LCPS system and appreciate the focus on environmental concerns that will impact residents for generations to come. Matter of fact, while other residents focus on the children , I’m happy to provide input on other issues.
      Now, whether or not the BOS will actually read the input and work with residents to implement these ideas is an entirely different matter. Rt. 15 improvements and the Rockland Farm eminent domain abuse comes to mind where we have offered the requested feedback and continue to be dismissed.

      • 2021-11-15 at 2:12 pm
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        Spending money and pushing more regulations onto Joe and Jane Virginian isn’t what leadership is. Requesting public comments and then TOTALLY disregarding them, isn’t what leadership is. And we see it over and over and over with this county’s “leadership.”

        You just don’t get it, do you?

        Thankfully, the majority of voters in Virginia do.

  • 2021-11-15 at 11:49 am
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    How ’bout they start with cleaning up the trash on the sides of the roads.

    • 2021-11-15 at 2:27 pm
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      Chris,

      That’s VDOT’s primary responsibility and you can submit a report/request on their website. There was an effort to use inmates for clean-up and the sheriff’s department pushed back citing a few concerns including liability. I reached out to the BOS about this and encouraged the use of inmates for litter clean-up and was basically informed that the sheriff’s department has no interest (not the exact words) but that inmates would have other “work” opportunities. My point to the BOS was directly related to litter and, as usual, my suggestion was dismissed.
      Also, for those with litter concerns, you can become an Adopt-A-Highway volunteer and they will provide trash bags, signage, vests, and bag pickups. And you get two signs with your group/organization/individual name (whatever you choose as long as it’s not too long). It’s a good program.

  • 2021-11-24 at 8:41 pm
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    What the heck is this?

    “environmental justice, which examines the impact of environmental issues on underserved populations;”
    If the county was concerned about the environment something should be done about mowing the tall grass along the roads and medians that degrade a driver’s view of approaching deer, I’ve see deer actually bed down in the tall grass along roads. The emerald ash borer has devastated ash trees in Loudoun and continues to do so. There’s no plan to address this at all.

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