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 October 10, 2015
Nature continues to reclaim Wakefield Run after its restoration.

Read the background story and follow our periodic updates!
- Updated September 18, 2016
A thought-provoking alternative view on the value of stream restorations.
- Posted September 15, 2016
Total Maximum Daily Load
Talk Much, Do Little?
A new Accotink Creek study from Vermont law School.
- Updated September 12, 2016
Washington Post Opinion: Virginia, don't make the I-66 mistake!
- Updated July 12, 2016
The Lake Accotink Master Plan is being revised.
Your watershed needs your voice!
- Updated May 20, 2016
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 20 2015
An examination of lingering erosion and landscaping deficiencies from the 495 Express Lanes.
- Posted May 9, 2016
YouTube video - Each spring, native ground-nesting bees emerge. Americana Park is a hotspot.
- Updated May 5, 2016
A first blow is struck against the encroaching alien vines and in defense of the native plant community of the Accotink Gorge.
- Updated May 2, 2016
A project to benefit our watershed by expanding native meadow where before was a wasteland.
- Updated May 1, 2016
Final official results are in! Professional survey reveals the status of freshwater mussels in Accotink Creek.
- Updated May 1, 2016
Take a virtual voyage along the headwaters of Accotink Creek.
- Updated April 29, 2016
October 16th, 2016
Lake Accotink Park
9:00am - 10:30
Get the garden replanted in preparation for spring!
October 15, 2016
Join Team Accotink to push back invasive wisteria threatening this biological gem!

October 15, 2016
Hands-on training for teachers interested in schoolyard habitat as an outdoor classroom.
Property enhancement equals watershed enhancement with Conservation Assistance $$$.

November 8, 2016
Remember your watershed when you vote this November.

September & October, 2016

Join the campaign to get the trash out of
Accotink Creek!
December 10th, 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!
Join us each Wednesday in defending our parks from green invaders.

"The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now."

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