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Week Ahead for October 18, 2021: Public meeting for Albemarle transit; Area planners to discuss affordable housing across region

Why are these counties the ones covered in the Week Ahead newsletter? If you’re a new reader, all of the jurisdictions listed are in the Thomas Jefferson Planning District. That’s one of 21 such regions in Virginia as delineated by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. Each week, my goal is to both inform you of what is coming up at local and regional meetings in order to provide context for how Virginia’s localities are interwoven with the Commonwealth’s government.

Support Grassland Birds on World Migratory Bird Day

Support Grassland Birds on World Migratory Bird Day

On Saturday, October 9, bird enthusiasts around the globe will be celebrating World Migratory Bird Day, an opportunity to raise awareness around the incredible wonders of bird migration. While some of our grassland birds are year-round residents, such as the Bobwhite quail, most of Virginia’s grassland birds are migratory. With this in mind, we want to highlight several things that you can do around your landscape that will have a positive impact on our region’s grassland birds, both migratory and resident, as well as improve biodiversity.

Community members come together to plan Fifeville Trail

Community members come together to plan Fifeville Trail

The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) is working with the Fifeville Neighborhood Association (FNA) and the Rivanna Trails Foundation (RTF), the City of Charlottesville and many other community organizations to connect Greenstone on Fifth (an income-qualified housing development) to Tonsler Park and surrounding neighborhoods.