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!
- Updated August 7, 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!!
- Posted July 22, 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
A case of questionable compromise of principles in Resource Protection Areas. Comment by Sept. 4th!
- Updated 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
Power to the People, Not this Plastic!
The Trash Action Work Force March to the River" against the plastic trash poisoning our watersheds!
- Updated May 10, 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
Nature continues to reclaim Wakefield Run after its restoration.

Read the background story and follow our periodic updates!
- Updated April 1, 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
September & October, 2018

Join the campaign to get the trash out of
Accotink Creek!
September 22nd, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Join us for a panel discussion of single-use plastics organized by
350 Fairfax.
September 8th, 2018
9:30am - 11:30 am
Use Audubon Naturalist Society's new Creek Critters app to collect and identify stream invertebrates.
Property enhancement equals watershed enhancement with Conservation Assistance $$$.

Third Tuesdays
Shape the Future of Friends of Accotink Creek. Join our monthly planning meetings!
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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