Tree and Environment Sustainability Committee
The Tree and Environment Sustainability Committee (TESC) has re-formed as a merging of the Tree and Beautification Committee and the Committee on the Environment. The TESC is currently looking for members! To submit an application, please click here.
The vision of the committee is to establish partnerships with citizens, business owners, and other stakeholders to plan and implement measurable environmentally responsible and sustainable initiatives for Purcellville and our nation.
HOAs Invited to Apply for Neighborwoods Grant Program (THIS INFORMATION IS DRAFT AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Virginia Trees for Clean Water Grant - Increasing Diversity of Trees at the Suzanne R. Kane Nature Preserve, 2021
The Town of Purcellville received a Virginia Trees for Clean Water Grant issued by the Virginia Department of Forestry in 2021. Through the project, the town planted trees at the Suzanne R. Kane Nature Preserve to help maintain and improve the habitat, increase the number of native species in the area, and improve water quality so the preserve continues to provide the food, water, shelter, and shade necessary for native wildlife to thrive. The tree plantings were held in the spring and the fall, and completed with the help of volunteers. Watch a video of the plantings with a segment about the value of trees and tips for planting trees shared by Jim McGlone, Urban Forest Conservationist with the Virginia Department of Forestry. The Tree and Environment Sustainability Committee (TESC) also hosted a series of workshops about trees. Jordan Herring, Senior Area Forester with the Virginia Department of Forestry, led each of the three workshops. Additional efforts conducted through this project included flyers, signage, and online outreach through the Town’s website and social media.