Get your brain wet and your hands dirty! Join Friends of Accotink Creek to get the trash out during the International Coastal Cleanup along our 12 adopted stretches of Accotink Creek in 2015. Beat the litterbugs!
Read updates from the cleanup in progress.
- Updated September 10, 2015
Professional survey reveals the status of freshwater mussels in Accotink Creek.
- Posted October 2, 2015
The Flag Run tributary has a voice. Hear it speak in defense of our waters!
- Posted August 25, 2015
Friends of Accotink Creek named a 2015 awardee!
- Posted July 17, 2015
A photo tour of the Calamo Branch tributary.
- Posted July 29, 2015
Yellow passionflowers and Purple passionflowers - be "passionate" about the imperiled Accotink Gorge.
- Posted July 8, 2015
Total Maximum Daily Load
Talk Much, Do Little?
Find out what it is and why it matters.
- Updated July 9, 2015
Friends of Accotink Creek media coverage.
- Posted July 17, 2015
Dumping cleanup problems persist in a neighboring watershed.
- Posted July 17, 2015
The amphibian apocalypse approaches the Accotink watershed.
- Posted July 17, 2015
Neighbors join together to care for their local park.
- Posted July 2, 2015
The I-66 Haymarket-to-495 project proposes to cross 5.1 miles of the Accotink Creek watershed, bringing little good.
- Updated June 15, 2015
"Begin with the premise that the automobile must accommodate the earth, rather than vice versa."
- Updated June 10, 2015
A report on Canada goose control by Fairfax County Parks.
- posted May 26, 2015
Many thanks to all the dedicated volunteers who turned out to clean up Accotink Creek during the annual Potomac Watershed Cleanup ! Read the results and see the photos here! Beat the Litterbugs!
- posted May 7 2015
The mitigation project to restore a native meadow where before was only lawn.
- updated April 27, 2015
The dredging of Woodglen Lake caused mass mussel mortality in the Pohick Creek watershed.
- posted April 20, 2015
WARNING: To avoid danger of suffocation, keep Virginia Assembly committees away from anti-litter bills.
- Updated February 18, 2015
Friends of Lake Accotink Park and Friends of Accotink Creek came together at the Lost Dog Cafe.
- Posted February 16, 2015
Can't get enough pavement in floodplains and stream valleys? Then here's a plan for much more along a tributary of Accotink Creek!
- Posted January 22, 2015
Be afraid! Big construction projects are rolling across the Accotink Creek watershed permanently removing tree cover and habitat and filling Accotink Creek with construction sediment. Our report on a community turned into a ghost town awaiting its end before the blades of bulldozers.
- posted Dec 26, 2014
Its alive! Intriguing new biological monitoring results.

Read the background story and follow our periodic updates!
- updated November 6, 2014
Thanks to all the Friends of Accotink Creek who joined the International Coastal Cleanup along our 12 adopted stretches of Accotink Creek in 2014. Thanks to all their efforts, we together removed 200 bags of trash, 21 tires, and junk ranging from a weed whacker to a dishwasher to a hip flask.
- posted Oct 19 2014
Friends of Accotink Creek is sponsoring presentations for communities, civic associations, and others on watershed-related topics, promoting community awareness of, and engagement with the Accotink Watershed!
- posted March 5, 2014
October 19, 20, 21, 2015
Your turn to be heard!
October 14, 2015

Help Northern Virginia Trout Unlimited stock trout in Accotink Creek.

October 24, 2015
Join Team Accotink to push back invasive wisteria threatening this biological gem!

September & October, 2015

Join the campaign to get the trash out of
Accotink Creek!
November 3, 2015
Remember your watershed when you vote this November.

While the weather's warm,
Spring, Summer, & Fall

Summer's here and the time is right for marking storm drains in the street!
Through late 2015
Let Fairfax County know your feelings about protecting our native habitats.
December 12th, 2015
9:30am - 11:30am
Volunteers assess ecological conditions in streams, based on the abundance of invertebrates.
Third Tuesdays
Shape the Future of Friends of Accotink Creek. Join our monthly planning meetings!
Join us each Wednesday in defending our parks from green invaders.

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