The I-66 Haymarket-to-495 project proposes to cross 5.1 miles of the Accotink Creek watershed, bringing little good. January 2016 Virginia Assembly alert: Bills have been introduced to wreak even further environmental damage - Speak out!
- Updated January 21, 2016
Support this year's effort to reduce the plague of plastic trash in Accotink Creek and everywhere!
- Posted January 21, 2016
Explore the geology of this park in the Accotink Creek watershed.
- Posted January 18, 2016
♫ To laugh like a brook
When it trips and falls
Over stones on its way! ♫
- Posted January 1, 2016
Disastrous dam failure averted and stormwater controls enhanced.
- Posted January 1, 2016
Friends of Accotink Creek named a 2015 awardee!
- Updated November 27, 2015
Robotics team supports trash solutions.
- Posted November 15, 2015
Thanks to all the Friends of Accotink Creek who joined the International Coastal Cleanup along our 12 adopted stretches of Accotink Creek in 2015. Thanks to all their efforts, we together removed 206 bags of trash, 46 tires, and junk ranging from a kiddie pool to a plumbing plunger.
- Posted Oct 26 2015
Yellow passionflowers and Purple passionflowers - be "passionate" about the imperiled Accotink Gorge.
- Updated October 30, 2015
Friends of Accotink Creek is among the 2015 awardees, in recognition of the efforts of our volunteers!
- Posted October 6, 2015
Professional survey reveals the status of freshwater mussels in Accotink Creek.
- Posted October 2, 2015
Tributary stream is restored and native plants rescued!
- Posted October 6, 2015
Its alive! Intriguing new biological monitoring results.

Read the background story and follow our periodic updates!
- updated September 28, 2015
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- Updated July 9, 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
Events
February 27th, 2016
7:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Meet the Mt. Vernon supervisor and connect with other community and environmental groups.
Spring 2016
Assist the Friends of Royal Lake with the Royal Lake Mussel Rescue Party!
February 10, 2016

Help Northern Virginia Trout Unlimited stock trout in Accotink Creek.

March 12th, 2016
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!
Wednesdays
Join us each Wednesday in defending our parks from green invaders.
May 7th, 2016
10:00am - 12:00 noon
Use Audubon Naturalist Society's new Creek Critters app to collect and identify stream invertebrates.

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