★ #SaveCinderBedWoods! ★
Yet another trees-to-asphalt conversion project. This one would light up the forest like an auto mall!
- Updated July 10, 2022
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A recommendation to forgo dredging is official! But is it really final?
Is it to be Accotink Marsh Park?
- Updated March 6, 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 7, 2022
★ Presidents Day 2022 ★ Thank you to all the neighbors who joined hands to to clean up dumping sites along Americana Drive in Annandale.
- Posted February 22, 2023
Ask your Virginia senators and delegates to vote in defense of Accotink Creek!
- Posted January 23, 2023
A video visit to vernal pools around our watershed, looking and learning.
- Updated February 11, 2023
"Begin with the premise that the automobile must accommodate the earth, rather than vice versa."
- Updated January 7, 2023
Primary election for Supervisors & General Assembly.
- Updated November 23, 2022
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
Trading green space for Greenbacks!
An ancient perennial stream meets its tragic and needless end in Fairfax City.
- Updated November 24, 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
Ad hoc fixes have stabilized the slope and halted erosion, but a permanent repair still seems far away.
- Updated November 10, 2022
Trying to save Lake Accotink from being smothered by an insidious aquatic invader.
- Updated November 7, 2022
Thanks to all the Friends of Accotink Creek who joined the International Coastal Cleanup along our 12 adopted stretches of Accotink Creek in 2022. Thanks to all their efforts, we together removed 232 bags of trash, and junk ranging from shopping carts to squash racquets.
- Posted Oct 13, 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 1, 2022
The Hatmark Branch tributary has dried up. Can it be entirely natural?
- Posted September 4, 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
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
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
What is the future of Friends of Accotink Creek? Is it bright new sunrise or dimming sunset?
- Posted January 23, 2020
Events & More
Saturdays in April & May
Join the campaign to get the trash out of
Accotink Creek!
Stop the destruction of woodlands in Fairfax City! Sign the petition!
Ask the City to take measures to preserve our remaining forests.
Various dates
Until September

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

March 11th, 2023
9:30am - 11:30am
Volunteers assess ecological conditions in streams, based on the abundance of invertebrates.
June 20, 2023
Remember your watershed when you vote in elections this year.

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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