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. Comment by Oct. 2nd!
- Updated September 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.
- Posted August 5, 2018
The bulldozers are devastating the trees along I-66. Be on the lookout for erosion and sediment violations!!
- Updated September 8, 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
Save the stinkbug eaters living in a sand pile near you!
- posted July 1, 2018
Protect the pollinators! Defend against mosquitos while sparing bees, butterflies, and other innocent insects.
- posted July 1, 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
Think twice about how decisions on your property affect our streams.
- Posted January 9, 2018
♦ The end is in sight! Draft TMDL's released!
Total Maximum Daily Load
Talk Much, Do Little?
- Updated June 29, 2017
"Begin with the premise that the automobile must accommodate the earth, rather than vice versa."
- Updated June 27, 2017
A thoughtful academic study of issues affecting Lake Accotink Park.
- Posted February 3, 2017
October 30, 2018
We're hitting the streets again with our Trash Mob, getting trashy for the environment!

March with us against the plastic trash like water bottles and plastic bags poisoning our watersheds!
November 6, 2018
Remember your watershed when you vote this November.

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 $$$.

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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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