SPRINGFIELD WEATHER

★ #SaveCinderBedWoods! ★
Yet another trees-to-asphalt conversion project. This one would light up the forest like an auto mall!
- Posted May 13, 2021
★Public input needed!★
This tributary stream is the focus of a consolidated long term project to restore watershed health.
- Updated May 6, 2022
The solution has become the problem while the situation continues to deteriorate.
- Updated May 8, 2022
The proposed pipeline and dewatering area still threaten wooded habitats. Let your voice be heard.
- Updated February 10, 2022
Canterbury Woods Elementary School students "follow the water" to learn about what lives in their neighboring stream, Long Branch central.
- Posted May 9, 2022
Yet more tree loss faces the Fort Belvoir North Area.
- Posted May 6, 2022
★Defend natural resource funding!★
Come to the defense of Fairfax County parks and natural habitats! Contact your county supervisors!
- Posted April 7, 2022
★Join the Wisteria Workday - April 30, 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 November 27, 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 April 25, 2022
And salamanders, too! The cause of this die off of aquatic life remains a mystery.
- Posted March 31, 2022
Another water main break pours sediment into Daniels Run, just one year after a similar incident.
- Posted March 31, 2022
Illegal discharge into Accotink Creek is halted, but after continuing how long?
- Posted March 31, 2022
Poor storage of winter salt supplies is causing harm to our neighboring watershed, Pohick Creek.
- Posted March 31, 2022
Neighbors join together to clean up dumping sites along Americana Drive in Annanadale.
- Posted February 21, 2022
★ Comment now in defense of wetlands! ★
"Begin with the premise that the automobile must accommodate the earth, rather than vice versa."
- Updated January 16, 2022
★Contact your legislators now!★
Ask your Virginia senators and delegates to vote in defense of Accotink Creek!
- Posted January 23, 2022
Grace Presbyterian Church includes preservation of Nature in its mission.
- Posted February 4, 2022
Winter salt hurts Accotink Creek. Citizen science documents the impact. Learn what can be done.
- Posted January 12, 2022
Another plan to pave the woods in the name of supposed 'environmental' benefits.
- Updated January 22, 2022
Our 2021 activities in a nutshell.
- Posted November 29, 2021
The Friends of Accotink Creek are at work on the Vienna Woods Swim and Tennis Club property removing exotic plant species.
- Posted December 14, 2021
The Friends of Accotink Creek are recognized by the Fairfax County Park Authority.
- Posted November 22, 2021
Trying to save Lake Accotink from being smothered by an insidious aquatic invader.
- Posted October 19, 2021
Thanks to all the Friends of Accotink Creek who joined the International Coastal Cleanup along our 12 adopted stretches of Accotink Creek in 2021. Thanks to all their efforts, we together removed 142 bags of trash, 25 tires, and junk ranging from a lawn mower to an electric rental scooter.
- Posted Oct 10, 2021
Another trees-to-asphalt conversion project averted! A small victory for the forest!
- Updated October 3, 2021
Peaceful and natural lawncare provided with and irresistible cuteness factor.
- Posted July 23, 2021
Follow the envronmental impact of this massive project affecting the Accotink Creek watershed!
- Updated July 4, 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
♦ Winter Salt Management Toolkit now available!
Total Maximum Daily Load
or
Talk Much, Do Little?
- Updated January 26, 2021
The future of Blake Lane Park has been assured permanent protection.
- Updated April 16, 2021
What is the future of Friends of Accotink Creek? Is it bright new sunrise or dimming sunset?
- Posted January 23, 2020
Events
May 19, 2022
What's the problem with single-use plastic?
#PlasticFreeDMV

June 4, 2022
Collaboration training session with Tree Rescuers of Plant NOVA Natives
Act Now
Tell Fairfax County
"Enough park budget cuts!" Protect nature and fund parks we can be proud of!
June 11th, 2022
9:30am - 11:30am
Volunteers assess ecological conditions in streams, based on the abundance of invertebrates.
Property enhancement equals watershed enhancement with Conservation Assistance $$$.

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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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