Fellow watershed defenders appeal for support for a stream turned into a trash dump.
- Posted November 21, 2014
Friends of Accotink Creek is recognized for years of dedication to stream cleanups.
- Posted November 20, 2014
Graffiti displays along the new Beltway walls in Wakefield Park.
- Posted November 20, 2014
Impressive Giant puffball mushrooms along the Flag Run tributary.
- Posted November 6, 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
Our Primary Conservator addressed the Fairfax County Federation of Civic Associations with a presentation which succinctly summarizes issues in our watershed.
- Posted September 19, 2014
Too Mean, Didn't Like? No!
Trust in Moments of Dumb Luck? No!
Toronto Metropolitan Department of Labour? No!
Talk Much, Do Little? Um, maybe...
Find out what it is and why it matters.
- Posted August 28, 2014
Stopping an alien invasive before it can reach Accotink Creek.
- Posted September 8, 2014
Preserve your watershed with a rain barrel solution to fit every space.
- Posted August 25, 2014
A neighborhood park is reconnected to its neighbors with renewed trail access.
- Posted August 22, 2014
Lower Accotink Canoe Trek
A July 9th paddle trip exploration through two of the numbered sections of Accotink Creek! Follow along beginning from Alban Road Virtual Tour Section 16 and concluding at Accotink Bay Virtual Tour Section 18 .
- posted August 11, 2014
Needless paving nibbles away at the habitat of parks in our watershed.
- Posted August 12, 2014
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 6 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
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 neighborhood turned into a ghost town awaiting its end before the blades of bulldozers.
- posted Dec 28
Through late 2015
Let Fairfax County know your feelings about protecting our native habitats.
December 13th, 2014
Lake Accotink Park
9:30am - 11:30am
Volunteers assess ecological conditions in streams, based on the abundance of invertebrates.
Third Mondays
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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