'Twas the night before Christmas, and on Accotink Creek, Not a creature was stirring, not a mouse did squeak . . .
- Posted December 1, 2016
Another workday pushes back the encroaching Chinese wisteria in defense of the native plant community of the Accotink Gorge.
- Updated October 25, 2016
Thanks to all the Friends of Accotink Creek who joined the International Coastal Cleanup along our 12 adopted stretches of Accotink Creek in 2016. Thanks to all their efforts, we together removed 243 bags of trash, 18 tires, and junk ranging from a cremation urn to bottles of Chardonnay.
- Posted Oct 24 2016
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
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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 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
Events
January 2, 2017
Join Audubon's annual Christmas Bird Count, the world's longest-running wildlife census!

December 20, 2016
Elections for Friends of Accotink Creek Board Members!

December 5th, 2016
Your turn to be heard! Public planning continues through 2018!
Property enhancement equals watershed enhancement with Conservation Assistance $$$.

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!
Wednesdays
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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