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'Twas the night before Christmas, and on Accotink Creek, Not a creature was stirring, not a mouse did squeak . . .
- Posted December 3, 2018
Helping the Holmes Run watershed by reporting erosion control failures at a major construction site.
- Posted December 2, 2018
Is this the right land use in the right place?
- Posted December 2, 2018
Wasteland becomes a native meadow -
"A happy event that will make the Earth smile"
- Posted November 17, 2018
Will Blake Lane Park remain a park or be developed as a school at the loss of open space and wooded habitat?
- Posted November 3, 2018
The bulldozers are devastating the trees along I-66. Be on the lookout for erosion and sediment violations!!
- Updated December 9, 2018
Power to the People, Not this Plastic!
The Trash Action Work Force protests at Nestle USA against the plastic trash poisoning our watersheds!
- Posted November 2, 2018
Thanks to all the Friends of Accotink Creek who joined the International Coastal Cleanup along our 12 adopted stretches of Accotink Creek in 2017. Thanks to all their efforts, we together removed 234 bags of trash, 11 tires, and junk ranging from a fire extinguisher to bicycles.
- Posted Oct 15, 2018
A case of questionable compromise of principles in Resource Protection Areas.
- Updated October 8, 2018
Nature continues to reclaim Wakefield Run after its restoration.

Read the background story and follow our periodic updates!
- Updated September 27, 2018
An appeal to aid our neighboring watershed to the east.
- Updated October 24, 2018
Young minds apply their hands and hearts to study and preserve our watershed.
- Posted July 22, 2018
Visit the small headwater tributary streams of the Northwast Watershed, many threatened by the I-66 widening project.
- Posted July 5, 2018
Visit Hatmark Branch, a small headwater tributary threatened by the I-66 widening project.
- posted July 5, 2018
The Save Lake Accotink petition has gone to the Board of Supervisors. Expect the Master Plan public meetings to resume soon to consider other aspects of the park.
- Updated June 28, 2018
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 13, 2018
An expert evaluation of some of these cradles of amphibian life in Lake Accotink Park
- Posted April 22, 2018
An examination of lingering erosion and landscaping deficiencies from the 495 Express Lanes.
- Updated April 22, 2018
Yellow passionflowers and Purple passionflowers - be "passionate" about the imperiled Accotink Gorge. Our workdays to eliminate invasive wisteria threatening native flora make progress!
- Updated March 31, 2018
Strikeout! Three plastic bag bills failed to get out of committee in the Virginia General Assembly in 2018. They are gone, but not forgotten.
- Updated January 27, 2018
♦ The end is in sight! Draft TMDL's released!
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Talk Much, Do Little?
- Updated June 29, 2017
Events
December 30, 2018
Join Audubon's annual Christmas Bird Count, the world's longest-running wildlife census!

December 18, 2018
Elections for Friends of Accotink Creek Board Members!

December 8th, 2018
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!
Wednesdays
Join us each Wednesday in defending our parks from green invaders.

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




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