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Tuesday Morning Notes

by Dave Emke — June 6, 2017 at 9:00 am 4 Comments

Reston Rider Tackling Country by Bike — Len Forkas talks about the perils of riding cross-country on a bicycle in 11 days, and about why he’s doing it again: to help raise $1 million for a children’s charity during the annual Race Across America event. [Bicycling]

Reminder: Community Center Pool Closed — The Terry L. Smith Aquatics Center is closed through Friday as soil testing is conducted around the pool. [Reston Community Center]

SLHS Team Finishes Fifth in State — Freshman Hannah Waller finished third in the 100 meters and fourth in both the 200 meters and 4×400 meter relay in leading the South Lakes High School girls team to a fifth place finish at the state track and field championship June 2-3. [Press Release]

Virginia Leaders Continue Climate-Change Fight — In reaction to President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, both Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Attorney General Mark Herring on Monday said Virginia is joining coalitions that remain committed to the agreement. [Richmond Times-Dispatch]

  • VA Governors Directive

    The threat from frequent storm surges and flooding could cost the Commonwealth close to $100 billion for residential property alone… The impacts extend far beyond our coast, as half of Virginia’s counties face increased risk of water shortages by 2050 resulting from climate-related weather shifts.

    • ManBearPig

      Oh go tell it to Al Gore.

    • Reston Realist

      How was this figure derived? How much of this potential devastation is related to people who live in the Commonwealth? If we are really going to have both droughts and floods in the Commonwealth, not sure how anyone is going to anything to stop both. Seems like we better figure out a way to mitigate the damages, not waste money trying to stop the cause… Certainly, letting China and India to continue to pollute the air at the same or increased rate for the next 15 years and paying tens of billions of dollars to developing countries is not going to prevent this.

      Climates change, folks…. deal with it.

  • Greg

    Why is it that the Reston Community Center is not discussing the underground storage tank mitigation that failed? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e2edb642ad9b9f8dbf2060540043611b26470d9ed6e9c150e71a24ef7f2066a8.png

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