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★Comment in defense of wetlands!★
Yet another trees-to-asphalt conversion project. This one would light up the forest like an auto mall!
- Posted May 13, 2021
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 2, 2021
Yellow passionflowers and Purple passionflowers - be "passionate" about the imperiled Accotink Gorge. Our workdays to eliminate invasive wisteria threatening native flora make progress!
- Updated April 6, 2021
Follow the envronmental impact of this massive project affecting the Accotink Creek watershed!
- Updated June 8, 2021
Volunteer Fairfax honors South Misson group for their work at our Lake Acotink invasive management site.
- Posted April 22, 2021
Braddock District names Friends of Accotink Creek "Citizens of the Month".
- Posted April 3, 2021
The Friends of Accotink Creek are honored by the Fairfax County Tree Commission.
- Posted March 18, 2021
Major changes and major questions for land use planning in Fairfax County.
- Updated March 23, 2021
★Contact your legislators now!★
Ask your Virginia senators and delegates to vote in defense of Accotink Creek!
- Updated January 24, 2021
After suffering for two full years, corrective belated action may now get underway.
- Updated March 1, 2021
This tributary stream is the focus of a consolidated long term project to restore watershed health.
- Updated January 15, 2021
♦ Winter Salt Management Toolkit now available!
Total Maximum Daily Load
or
Talk Much, Do Little?
- Updated January 26, 2021
Sediment pumped into the Daniels Run triburary of Accotink Creek in Fairfax City.
- Posted January 10, 2021
Diesel fuel spill and sediment contamination on Accotink Creek in Fairfax City.
- Posted January 6, 2021
Blake Lane Park passes one hurdle, now needs our help to achieve permanent protection.
- Updated January 6, 2021
A The December 10, 2020, public meeting indicated the proposed pipeline and dewatering area still threaten wooded habitats.
- Updated December 19, 2020
Our 2020 activities in a nutshell.
- Posted December 1, 2020
Another plan to pave the woods in the name of supposed 'environmental' benefits.
- Updated September 1, 2020
Neighbors get together to clean up dumping sites along Americana Drive in Annanadale.
- Posted November 15, 2020
Thanks to all the Friends of Accotink Creek who joined the International Coastal Cleanup along our 12 adopted stretches of Accotink Creek in 2020. Thanks to all their efforts, we together removed 224 bags of trash, 25 tires, and junk ranging from a leaf blower to an ankle monitor.
- Posted Oct 12, 2020
Trading green space for Greenbacks!
A 'green' light in Fairfax City to bury an ancient perennial stream and build on top.
- Updated July 16, 2020
"Begin with the premise that the automobile must accommodate the earth, rather than vice versa."
- Updated August 3, 2020
What is the future of Friends of Accotink Creek? Is it bright new sunrise or dimming sunset?
- Posted January 23, 2020
Events
June 12th, 2021
9:30am - 11:30am
Volunteers assess ecological conditions in streams, based on the abundance of invertebrates.
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
in June & July

Provide a new home for sedges and other attractive native plant species before their habitat is buried!
Property enhancement equals watershed enhancement with Conservation Assistance $$$.

Third Tuesdays
Shape the Future of Friends of Accotink Creek. Join our monthly planning meetings!
Most weeks, dates vary
Join us in defending our parks from exotic green invaders.

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




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