Get Involved!

Community minded citizens have numerous options to contribute to the good of all.

On Tuesday, April 10, at 6 p.m., in Room 107B at the Development Services Building, you’ll find the Neabsco Action Alliance. This is a new group, formed to promote, educate, improve and beautify our community. Our membership is open to anyone willing to assist us in that mission: You need not be a resident of Dale City, or even the Neabsco District, as long as you promote, donate, volunteer, work or care about what happens in our neighborhoods.

Neabsco Action Alliance is not a civic association; we are a citizen action group. We do have regular monthly meetings, but we are active in our communities and in all of Prince William County. If you are tired of complaining and ready for action, come meet with us and learn what you can do to empower yourself and make a clear and obvious difference in the Neabsco District.

On April 14, please join hundreds of volunteers from nine different partner groups to clean the water and the land along 14 miles of the Occoquan River. This is an annual event that grows bigger every year.
Many local creeks feed the Occoquan, which in turn, leads to the Occoquan Reservoir, the primary source of our drinking water.

Please see the flyer and visit Prince William Trails and Streams to register to participate. If you are experienced as a kayaker, your skills are particularly needed to retrieve trash and litter from the water and tow it to shore where volunteers will help you unload.

April 19: Join a fascinating panel of speakers, presented by the PWC Committee of 100 titled: “Human Trafficking: Right Under Your Nose in Prince William County.” There is an option to join C-100 for dinner at the Four Points by Sheraton at Manassas to learn about a serious problem you may not be familiar with. Please make your reservations early, as this promises to be a topic of interest, especially in view of the recent gang arrests involving trafficking and prostitution.

April 20: Meet a great networking group: The Business Women of Prince William County . Here’s an opportunity to introduce yourself and your business to a group of entrepreneurs, trade business cards, promote your business, get free publicity, swap ideas, and enjoy lunch! Where else would you find all of that in one location, with no dues or fees and no obligations? All details are on our Facebook page and in the of your local Patch.

April 21: You’ll have to choose between a huge clean up of Route 1, working with the Woodbridge Potomac Civic Communities Association and Keep Prince William Beautiful to pick up litter all the way from the Fairfax County line to Quantico! You’ll find all details for this clean up on both web pages.

April 21: If you’re looking for something a little smaller and more local, join Tessa Yates for a Community Cleanup You can sign up to participate on Facebook to police Opal Lane to Dale Boulevard. You may remember Tessa from on Patch. Tessa is the vanguard for a whole new generation of volunteers.

There are many more ways to get involved in your community. Visit the events section on Patch, the Neabsco Action Alliance, or get on the email list for Volunteer Prince William. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, e mail me: moserconnie@hotmail.com I definitely can find you something to do!

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