The Purcellville Police Department, in partnership with the Purcellville Cannons, are proud to support local students by collecting these much-needed supplies, starting July 1, 2022 through August 10, 2022. The Purcellville Police Department will have a collection box in the lobby for residents to donate school supplies.
On July 8, 2022, members of the Purcellville Police Department will be participating in a Collection Kickoff event at the Purcellville Cannons game scheduled for 7:00 p.m., with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. We will have multiple drop boxes, an information table, and free Slurpee coupons for the first fifty attendees to donate supplies. The Cannons will also continue to collect school supplies at each home game in July, with collection boxes located at the stadium entrance.
Donations can be dropped-off at the Purcellville Police Department headquarters located at 125 Hirst Road, Suite 7A, on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., July 1, 2022 through August 10, 202
The Purcellville Police Department is pleased to announce they are once again hosting in-person classes for civilians as part of the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice’s (DCJS) Active Attack Program. The program provides free training for Virginia citizens and first responders to enable them to work together when an active attack occurs. In April, the Purcellville Police hosted two virtual classes, but we are fortunate to offer two in-person classes on Friday, August 5th and one morning class on Saturday, August 6th. The Civilian Response and Casualty Care (CRCC) course is a four hour class providing strategies, guidance, and a plan for recognizing, responding to and surviving an active attack event. The class is being offered at three different times; on Friday, August 5th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and again at 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., as well as on Saturday, August 6th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., with participants only needing to register for one preferred time slot.
In a recent National Geographic newsletter, Jason Bittel reported that Monarch butterflies may be doing better than we thought. This is based on a study of the data collected for the North American Butterfly Association (NABA) by citizen scientists all over the U.S. The study is controversial but seems to show that in some areas, such as here in Loudoun, planting milkweed, which Monarch caterpillars need to survive, has truly helped these insects. Of course, the Monarch is just one of over 50 different butterfly species the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy annual butterfly count records each year. Since 1997 our data has been submitted to NABA and made available to entomologists who study butterflies. Find out more about the count, previous years’ data, and how you can be a part of this year’s event at https://loudounwildlife.org/citizen-science/butterfly-count/. Beginners and experts are welcome.
Arthropods, which include spiders and insects, are the most common animals on the planet. A day cannot go by without a live specimen getting your attention by walking in front of you or flying around your body wanting to land on it. Join Dr. David Adamski, member of the Department of Entomology for the National Museum of Natural History, for this Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy presentation on these most abundant of all animals. Learn why they are so successful in all types of environments. From camouflage, warning coloration, and mimicry to sound production, predation, cannibalism, and metamorphosis, all will be explained in family-friendly language. Registration required and limited to 50: Sign Up Online.