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 2014. Beat the litterbugs!
- posted July 16 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
A neighborhood park is reconnected to its neighbors with renewed trail access.
- Posted August 22, 2014
A reminder of why we need to dispose of trash responsibly.
- Posted August 11, 2014
A tiny tributary is home to an unexpected abundance of damselfly larvae.
- Posted August 12, 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
Reporting a construction violation with disappointing results.
- Posted August 12, 2014
Needless paving nibbles away at the habitat of parks in our watershed.
- Posted August 12, 2014
A business trying to make a difference.
- Posted August 12, 2014
A citizen report leads to action preventing possible contamination of Accotink Creek.
- Posted August 12, 2014
Neighbors discuss the parks and waters of the Long Branch central tributary of Accotink Creek. Come join hands to help! Virtual Tour of Long Branch
- posted July 18, 2014
The North Face and Northern Virginia Trout Unlimited undo vandalism damage in Americana Park!
- updated June 23 2014
The adopted FY 2015 Fairfax County budget cuts funding for several environmental programs, including the Invasive Management Areas. Let's not let this happen!
- posted July 1, 2014

Read the background story and follow our periodic updates!
- updated May 13, 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
Plans for replanting along the 495 Express Lanes (formerly HOT) are proceeding. See what is happening and let VDOT know your opinion.
- posted May 18
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
Events
November 4, 2014
Remember your watershed when you vote this November.

August 30, 2014
Study and tag Monarch butterflies at Hidden Oaks Nature Center!


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

Summer's here and the time is right for marking storm drains in the street!

August 26, 2014
5:00 - 8:00 pm

Join us weeding and mulching the newly created marsh at Frost Middle School.
August 30, 2014
9:00 AM and 11:00 AM
Walk into the Long Branch Stream Valley to raise educational awareness.

September 20th, 2014
Lake Accotink Park
8:30am - noon
Travel by canoe across Lake Accotink, doing battle against the litterbugs!
Weekends
September & October, 2014

Join the campaign to get the trash out of
Accotink Creek!
7:00 PM
September 22, 2014

Join your neighbors to support this major tributary of Accotink Creek!
September 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!
Wednesdays
Join us each Wednesday in defending our parks from green invaders.

Sept. 10, 2014
Learn of planning to improve the health of Accotink Creek and what you can do to help.




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