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Top News Stories April 11 - 25, 2012
1. Preventing Child Abuse in Mecklenburg County

April is National Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about child abuse and create strong communities to support children and families. If you have questions or concerns regarding abuse, call 704-336-CARE (2273).

2. Should Recycling be Mandatory? Have Your Say with Mecklenburg County on April 17

Should recycling be required by law? Are you satisfied with the state of your weekly garbage pick-up? Mecklenburg County would like to hear your views at an April 17 public meeting on how trash, recyclable material and yard waste are managed.

3. Plant Sale Supports Park and Rec Youth Outdoor Programming

Help support Park and Rec youth outdoor programming by purchasing plants from the McDowell Nature Center at the Yorkmont Farmers Market, 1801 Yorkmont Road, on April 21, from, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Plants will be sold for $2 and include: Basil, Oregano, Parsley, Thyme, Cilantro, Rosemary, Bell Peppers, Jalapenos, Roma Tomatoes, Heirloom Tomatoes Cucumbers, Zucchini, Squash and Black Eyed Susan. You can also pre-order plants for pick up at the Nature Center. Pre-orders are due to Anthony Shaheen  by email on April 14.

4. Connecting with Mecklenburg County

Interested in hosting a community meeting? Mecklenburg County Citizen Involvement staff will come to you! We can create a program just for your group. You let us know the topic and we will customize a program to fit your request. Simply complete this for​m or email us and we will get it on the calendar!

5. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Drain Marking Program

The Storm Drain Marking Program is a remarkably easy way for residents of all ages to get directly involved in reducing the amount of pollution in our streams and lakes. For more information including how to get involved, click here.

6. Improving Your Health

Mecklenburg County offers many wellness, testing and education programs to improve your health and that of our community. Find a list of resources here.

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