The I-66 Haymarket-to-495 project proposes to cross 5.1 miles of the Accotink Creek watershed, bringing little good.
- Updated May 22, 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
A recent flurry of Friends of Accotink Creek advocacy - Environmental Quality Advisory Council, Trail Paving, Parks Needs Assessment, Tire Dumping, and even Cankerworms.
- Posted February 4, 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
Conveniently identify and contact your Virginia legislators, courtesy of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Watersheds matter! Be the voice of Accotink Creek!
- Posted January 15, 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
We have long imagined ways to stop trash before it enters Accotink Creek. The Anacostia River watershed provides some ideas.
- Posted December 22, 2014
Swift and certain action in aid of a neighboring stream follows the appeal by its defenders.
- Updated December 9, 2014
495 Express Lanes - the gift that keeps on taking. Unneeded mowing has nipped native forest regeneration in the bud.
- Posted December 2, 2014
Its alive! Intriguing new biological monitoring results.

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- 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
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
Preserve your watershed with a rain barrel solution to fit every space.
- Posted August 25, 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
May 27 & 28, 2015
Your turn to be heard!
While the weather's warm,
Spring, Summer, & Fall

Summer's here and the time is right for marking storm drains in the street!
June 9th, 2015
Discuss the options and issues under review by the Braddock Road Task Force
May 28, 2015
A forum where watershed groups can strengthen outreach and engagement skills in support of streams and watersheds

Through late 2015
Let Fairfax County know your feelings about protecting our native habitats.
June 13th, 2015
9:30am - 11:30am
Help test "Creek Critters", the new smartphone app designed to engage people in improving stream health .
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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