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Park Authority and NOVA Parks Seek Public Input on Drones
Note: This is a Fairfax County Park Authority event. Please send questions and inquiries about this event directly to them using the contact information (and official link) posted below. If you'd like to have your voice heard about these matters, the most effective way is to contact them and request to be on the Speaker's list via the instructions posted below. Feel free to post other comments here or send us e-mail if you'd like to discuss the issue or if you'd like to have a representative from the DC DUG community say something on your behalf. Official Link: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/park-news/2018/z-ir100 The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) and the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority (NOVA Parks) will hold a joint public hearing on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the Oaks Room at Twin Lakes Golf Course, 6201 Union Mills Road in Clifton, VA. The hearing will focus on the proposed adoption of an amendment to Park Regulation Section 1.17, Remote-Control Devices and Powered Models or Toys. The purpose of the proposed amendment is to align Park Regulation 1.17, Remote-Control Devices and Powered Models or Toys, with current Virginia state law. The full text of the proposed amendment is on file and available for public inspection and copying during regular office hours of the Fairfax County Park Authority, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 927, Fairfax, Virginia, and the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, Public Information Office, 5400 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, Virginia. For the convenience of the public, the full text of the proposed amendment to Park Regulation Section 1.17 is available for review online at Model Aircrafts and Drones. See corresponding announcement from NOVA Parks. All persons wishing to speak on this subject may call Judy Pedersen, FCPA Public Information Officer, at[masked] or email [masked], to be placed on the Speakers’ List. Persons may also appear at the scheduled time of the public hearing and be heard. Written comments will also be accepted following the public hearing. To be included in the official public record, all comments must be received by the close of business on October 8, 2018. Written comments should be directed to: Public Information Office, FCPA, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 927, Fairfax, Virginia 22035 or Public Information Office, NOVA Parks, 5400 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, Virginia 22039. Email comments should be sent to [masked] or [masked]. For more information, call[masked] or email [masked] (Fairfax County Park Authority) or[masked] (Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority).

Twin Lakes Golf Course

6201 Union Mill Road · Clifton, VA

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    The DC Area Drone User Group (DC DUG) is an organization for amateur and professional drone users that seeks to promote the responsible use of flying robots for community service, artistic, entrepreneurial, and recreational purposes. All experience levels are welcome. We get together as a community to share tips, experiences, and of course to do some flying. We work to educate ourselves about how to build and use drones in a safe and respectful manner and to educate the public about the positive role aerial robotics can play in our society. Most importantly, we think that flying robots are a lot of fun! DC DUG is a member of the Drone User Group Network (http://droneusergroup.net), an association of community organizations that promote the use of civilian drone technology for the benefit of humanity.

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