★ #SaveCinderBedWoods! ★
Yet another trees-to-asphalt conversion project. This one would light up the forest like an auto mall!
- Updated May 2, 2023
Get your brain wet and your hands dirty!
Join with others to get the trash out of Accotink Creek. Beat the litterbugs!
Read dispatches from the cleanup in progress
- Posted March 9, 2024
★ Clean the Bay Day 2024 ★
Join together with neighbors to clean up dumping sites along Americana Drive in Annanadale.
Read about our latest Americana cleanups!
- Posted April 15, 2023
Another plan to pave the woods in the name of supposed 'environmental' benefits.
- Updated March 30, 2024
Join this coalition to take an active role in ridding our county of invasive plants and supporting the planting of native species.
- Posted March 5, 2024
The Daventry Homeowners Association in Springfield begins a program of invasive species control on its common property.
- Posted March 4, 2024
Another oil spill at the same spot affected by a 2023 spill.
- Posted January 26, 2024
Another water main break dumps sediment and chlorinated water into an Accotink Creek tributary.
- Posted January 24, 2024
Another plan to pave the woods in the name of supposed 'environmental' benefits.
- Updated December 31, 2023
★Contact your legislators now!★
Ask your Virginia senators and delegates to vote in defense of Accotink Creek!
- Posted January 13, 2024
Winter salt hurts Accotink Creek. Citizen science documents the impact. Learn what can be done.
- Posted January 24, 2024
The citizen's Task Force has presented its findings to the Board of Supervisors. But a resolution may still be far from us.
- Updated December 27, 2023
The I-66 project has concluded. We will monitor the growth of the replanted areas and keep watching for any new problem that may crop up.
- Updated December 12, 2023
Another sanitary sewer break contaminates an Accotink Creek tributary.
- Posted November 13, 2023
Thanks to all the Friends of Accotink Creek who joined the International Coastal Cleanup along our 12 adopted stretches of Accotink Creek in 2023. Thanks to all their efforts, we together removed 143 bags of trash, and junk ranging from a Tesla hubcap to a firehose to a hobby horse.
- Posted Oct 16, 2023
Ad hoc fixes have are collapsing and the mud rolls on. When will it end?
- Updated September 25, 2023
"Begin with the premise that the automobile must accommodate the earth, rather than vice versa."
- Updated August 9, 2023
Plans to expand sewer capacity promise devastation to the Hunters Branch tributary.
- Updated July 21, 2023
General election for Supervisors, General Assembly, Vienna Town Council, & Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District Board.
- Updated October 19, 2023
Trading green space for Greenbacks!
An ancient perennial stream has met its tragic and needless end in Fairfax City.
- Updated May 17, 2023
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 24, 2023
Another ancient stream in the northwestern headwaters is in eed of protection.
- Posted May 5, 2023
A video visit to vernal pools around our watershed, looking and learning.
- Updated February 11, 2023
This tributary stream is the focus of a consolidated long term project to restore watershed health. Learn what is proposed and where changes will happen.
- Updated February 7, 2023
Read about the adventures of Friends of Accotink Creek in defense of our watershed in 2022.
- Posted November 14, 2022
Another Elly Doyle award for a deserving FACC member.
- Updated November 18, 2022
Citizen report of a sanitary sewer break contaminating Long Branch central.
- Updated November 22, 2022
Results are in from our summer fish survey. The tally of species is at least fair, but questions remain.
- Updated November 15, 2022
Trying to save Lake Accotink from being smothered by an insidious aquatic invader.
- Updated November 7, 2022
Yellow passionflowers and Purple passionflowers - be "passionate" about the imperiled Accotink Gorge. Our workdays to eliminate invasive wisteria threatening native flora make progress!
- Updated October 9, 2023
What is the future of Friends of Accotink Creek? Is it bright new sunrise or dimming sunset?
- Posted January 23, 2020
Events & More
June 2nd & 8th, 2024
Witness the wonder of this biological gem threatened by the construction of the Cinder Bed Road Bikeway. Learn what would be lost.
Saturdays in April & May
Join the campaign to get the trash out of
Accotink Creek!
May 15, 2024
What aspects of stream restoration are most important and where should the City focus?
Various dates
Until Summer 2024

Join us rescuing native plants before the
Stafford Drive stream restorations.

June 1, 2024
Join the day of volunteering to clean this community eyesore!
June 8th, 2024
9:30am - 11:30am
Volunteers assess ecological conditions in streams, based on the abundance of invertebrates.
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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