Purcellville, VA, October 8, 2020—The Purcellville Green Expo/Hail to the Trail has gone virtual this year. Hosted by the Tree and Environment Sustainability Committee, Hail to the Trail helps connect residents to local environmental organizations and experts. It also includes the Town’s Arbor Day Celebration. Several of the organizations that have participated in this event in the past will be providing videos and links with fun activities people can do on their own. These will be posted on the Hail to the Trail Facebook page starting October 11, 2020.
This year’s week-long virtual celebration will kick off with two videos that were taken at the Chapman DeMary Trail. The first video includes Mayor Fraser reading the Town’s Arbor Day Proclamation, Jim McGlone from the Virginia Department of Forestry presenting Council Member Tip Stinnette with the Town’s 13th annual Tree City USA award and its 10th annual Tree City USA Growth Award, and scouts from Troops 1420, 6287, 969 and Pack 704 planting trees. The second video features the winners of the Wonder of Trees Poster Contest who were recognized and given certificates by Mayor Fraser along with Council Member Joel Grewe and Purcellville Arts Council Chair Doug McCollum. The poster contest was co-hosted by the Tree and Environment Sustainability Committee and the Purcellville Arts Council.
Follow the Hail to the Trail Facebook page and watch for the videos described above as well as videos and links from organizations including: Audubon Naturalist Society, Keep Loudoun Beautiful, Loudoun County Tree Stewards, Loudoun County Master Gardeners, Loudoun Soil and Water Conservation District, Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy, Purcellville Library, The Nature Generation, The Piedmont Environmental Council, Virginia Department of Forestry, and Wildlife Ambassadors.
Read more about Hail to the Trail at www.PurcellvilleVa.gov.