SPRINGFIELD WEATHER

★ #SaveCinderBedWoods! ★
Yet another trees-to-asphalt conversion project. This one would light up the forest like an auto mall!
- Updated July 10, 2022
Get your brain wet and your hands dirty! Join Friends of Accotink Creek to get the trash out during the International Coastal Cleanup along our 12 adopted stretches of Accotink Creek. Beat the litterbugs!
Posted July 31, 2022
★Join the Wisteria Workday - October 31, 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 July 24, 2022
★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 May 21, 2022
★ Veterans Day 2022 ★
Join together with neighbors to clean up dumping sites along Americana Drive in Annanadale.
- Posted JUly 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
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
★ 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
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
♦ Winter Salt Management Toolkit now available!
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Talk Much, Do Little?
- Updated January 26, 2021
What is the future of Friends of Accotink Creek? Is it bright new sunrise or dimming sunset?
- Posted January 23, 2020
Events & More
Weekends
September & October, 2022

Join the campaign to get the trash out of
Accotink Creek!
August 17, 2022
9:00am - Noon

Immediate removal of this new aquatic invasive is critical! Get wet, get muddy, and get it out!
September 10th, 2022
9:30am - 11:30am
Volunteers assess ecological conditions in streams, based on the abundance of invertebrates.
August 27, 2022
Enjoy food, adventure, discoveries and nature walks!
October 31, 2022
For Halloween, help the Gorge escape from the horror show of wisteria infestation!

November 11, 2022
Join the day of volunteering to clean this community eyesore!
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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