Keeping Wildlife Diseases in Check
Every so often, an outbreak of human disease dominates the headlines. Before COVID-19, smaller outbreaks of ebola, West Nile virus and swine flu all spent plenty of time in the news. Many of these have clear connections to wildlife: 75 percent of newly emerging diseases in human beings are zoonotic, meaning they can be transmitted between humans and animals.
Public Lands and Garden Spaces Connect You To Nature
Visit a Natural Area Preserve in Stafford County and a Woodland Garden in Lexington to learn more about how public lands not only protect habitats but also provide educational opportunities and promote our connection to the natural world.