During its September 5, 2023, meeting, the Loudoun Board of Supervisors endorsed the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Environment and Energy Work Plan and accepted the Environmental Commission’s Annual Report. The work plan represents a more focused county effort on energy sustainability and the environment.
Five initiatives were developed by the commission with the help of staff in the Department of General Services and was informed by public comment and engagement:
The initiatives are composed of 21 items, such as the implementation of the County Energy Strategy, studying the possible beneficial use of landfill gas, an energy-equity residential weatherization program, a new watershed management plan, and a study of wildlife corridors in the county to reduce vehicle/deer collisions.
In addition, the board approved committee membership for the commission. Additional details about the Environmental Commission can be found on the county website. A breakdown of the committees for which each commission member will serve can be found in the Environmental Commission’s FY 2023 Annual Report (PDF).
During the 2023 fiscal year, the commission’s activities included 18 meetings, a half-day retreat at Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve, a public forum focused on energy and the environment (PDF) and the Environmental Excellence Awards (PDF).
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