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Shenandoah National Park Joins National Find Your Park Movement
National Park Week 2015 Encourages Everyone To “Find Your Park”

Shenandoah National Park joins parks, programs, and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com. Launched yesterday by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, Find Your Park is a public awareness and education campaign celebrating the centennial of the National Park Service in 2016 and setting the stage for its second century of service.

GRACE Progress Update / Summer Camp
Throughout the fall and winter, community leaders of the Gang Reduction Through Active Community Engagement (GRACE) Steering Committee have been actively working behind the scenes on several community related initiatives. Their progress is the result of steps taken in light of the information revealed in the comprehensive gang assessment. We know gangs exist in our community and we are working collaboratively to combat the issue.

Albemarle County to Celebrate National County Government Month
Albemarle County will observe National County Government Month (NCGM) this month to celebrate our local government and school employees who are dedicated to providing quality services and critical capital projects that strengthen and support our community. Our employees take pride in their responsibility to protect and enhance the health, welfare and safety of the County’s residents, as can be seen by this video.

Albemarle County Fire Rescue Department Announces Improved Insurance Service Office (ISO) Rating
Albemarle County Fire & Rescue recently underwent an Insurance Service Office (ISO) rating resulting in a significant improvement that will go into effect on April 1st.

In April in Crozet, itís All About the Dogs
Claudius Crozet Park (CCP) will partner with Starr Hill Brewery for a month-long "Pints for Pups" fundraiser as part of Starr Hill's Cheers for Charity program. For each pint sold in April, Starr Hill will donate a dollar towards development of the Crozet Dog Park. A kick-off event will be held Friday, April 3rd from 6-9PM in the Starr Hill Taproom in Crozet. The event will include a brief overview of the Dog Park project and site design and a recap of fundraising efforts to date. The Crozet Park Board of Directors welcomes community members, dog lovers, and beer aficionados to the event.

Bright Stars Applications Due March 31st for Fall Enrollment
The Albemarle County Public Schools Preschool Program is currently accepting applications for eligible 4-year-olds to enroll in the Bright Stars Program; a state and locally funded program for students potentially at risk for developmental or educational issues. Please submit applications by March 31st for consideration for fall enrollment.