Get your brain wet and your hands dirty! Join Friends of Accotink Creek to get the trash out during the Potomac Watershed Cleanup along our 12 adopted stretches of Accotink Creek in 2014. Beat the litterbugs!
Read updates from the cleanup in progress.
- posted February 23, 2014
April 20 - April 24, 2014
Free to the public. Student produced short films between features, along with public discussions, pizza & networking. Celebrate Earth Week and ReDiscover Your Earth!
- posted April 14, 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
Nazi nitwits deface Americana Park!
- posted April 17 2014
The proposed FY 2015 Fairfax County budget will eliminate the staff at Lake Accotink Park and close the park office. Let's not let this happen!
- posted March 24, 2014
Marck Barahona leads volunteers of Troop 1146 to replace a deteriorated information kiosk!
- posted March 25 2014
The Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District presented its 2013 Cooperator of the Year award to Friends of Accotink Creek.
- posted January 28, 2014
Read the background story and follow our weekly updates!
- posted February 5, 2014
WARNING: To avoid danger of suffocation, keep Virginia Assembly committees away from anti-litter bills.
- posted January 22, 2014
The troubled Cross County Trail paving project in Americana Park is done. Now comes the mitigation project.
- posted February 5, 2014
The historic first joint meeting of Friends of Lake Accotink Park and Friends of Accotink Creek took place December 16, 2013!
- posted December 23, 2013
Resolution of a pollution discharge case reported by Friends of Accotink Creek.
- posted January 2, 2014
Thanks to all the Friends of Accotink Creek who joined the International Coastal Cleanup along our 12 adopted stretches of Accotink Creek in 2013. Thanks to all their efforts, we together removed 215 bags of trash, 19 tires, and junk ranging from a manhole cover to a bowling ball.
- posted Oct 29 2013
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
April 19, 2014
Ages 1 - 9
Door prizes, Candies and Eggs!

April 20 - April 24, 2014
Celebrate Earth Week and ReDiscover Your Earth!

May 3, 2014
Paint, plant, pick up trash! Make Audrey Moore Rec Center and Wakefield Park more beautiful!
Saturdays
April & May, 2014

Join the campaign to get the trash out of
Accotink Creek!
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April 28, 2014

Benefit wildlife and watersheds by adding native trees and shrubs to your home and community!
June 14th, 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.
May 4, 2014
Come see the changes along the newly restored Wakefield Run.


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