Mayor Ron Rordam, members of Town Council, and local affordable housing and clean energy organizations will join together on Wednesday, March 5, 4pm at Market Square Park to officially launch Solarize Blacksburg. Solarize Blacksburg is a new program designed to make solar affordable and accessible to homeowners and businesses in Blacksburg. Now, for the first time, Blacksburg residents can go solar for no upfront cost, with roughly the same cost per month as their existing electricity bill, while locking in current utility rates.
Green Your Lawn and Landscape - By Barry Robinson. Participants will learn basic sustainable lawn and landscape principles such as plant selection, establishment, and maintenance. This will be a walk and talk class. Each student should bring a notebook, a pen or pencil, plus a camera to document site visit tips. Saturday April 26, 10-11:30 am, gazebo at tennis courts in Blacksburg's Municipal Park, between Turner Street and Patrick Henry Drive
Instructor Barry Robinson holds a B.S. in Horticulture and a MSEd in Agricultural Education, and has over 20 years of professional horticulture experience. Off ered in conjunction with the Blacksburg's Arbor Day Celebration. Cost is $5. Register through the VT YMCA at www.vtymca.org, 540-961-9622, or their main offices at 1000 North Main Street.
Town of Blacksburg administrative offices will be closed on Friday, February 14 due to severe weather. There WILL be trash/recycling service in the southwest quadrant, Friday, February 14. Crews will start service at 9:30. The Blacksburg Community Center and Aquatic Center are closed for Friday, February, 14.
Other updates on town services will follow as they are received.
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