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Deer Management Program Underway in Great Falls
Fairfax County’s Deer Management Archery Program, which began on Saturday, September 10, 2022, runs through Saturday, February 18, 2023. The archery program is conducted in parks and other locations throughout Fairfax County under the oversight of the Fairfax County Police Department, in collaboration with the Fairfax County Park Authority, Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, and other public landholders.
The program is part of an integrated effort to reduce and stabilize the white-tailed deer population in Fairfax County so as to minimize safety and health hazards as well as other impacts related to an overabundance of deer. These impacts include deer-vehicle collisions, potential spread of diseases, and environmental damage attributed to deer that can impact the ecosystem.
Our goal is to preserve the semi-rural character of our community while addressing practical concerns like traffic, zoning, retail, schools, parks and the environment where problems arise and solutions must be found.
Since Great Falls is not an incorporated municipality like the Town of Vienna, or City of Falls Church, we lack a town/city government to represent our local interests. The GFCA acts in an unofficial capacity to represent the voices of the citizens of Great Falls on these matters, and works with county, state, and national government to get things done. On Great Falls issues, no other organization has GFCA’s influence with elected leaders at the County and State level, or is as respected by them.
Our charter calls for GFCA to "serve as a community organization to promote all aspects of community interest accruing to a common good and, in general, to preserve the historic, low density, semi-rural character of Great Falls and its natural resources."
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