♦ The end is in sight! Draft TMDL's released!
♦ Public meeting June 28, 2017.
♦ Submit comments by June 21, 2017.
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
An examination of lingering erosion and landscaping deficiencies from the 495 Express Lanes.
- Posted June 27, 2017
Latest public meeting and call for comment!
- Updated June 17, 2017
Message delivered! Read the story of our protest against plastic water bottle litter at the headquarters of the International Bottled Water Association!
- Posted May 29, 2017
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 8 2017
Notes onthe Lake Accotink Master Plan Natural Resources meeting April 24, 2017.
- Updated April 26, 2017
A thoughtful academic study of issues affecting Lake Accotink Park.
- Posted February 3, 2017
A private parcel of 10.4 acres in the lower end of the Accotink Gorge is on the market! Can it be saved from development?
- Updated December 10, 2016
Thanks to all the Friends of Accotink Creek who joined the International Coastal Cleanup along our 12 adopted stretches of Accotink Creek in 2016. Thanks to all their efforts, we together removed 243 bags of trash, 18 tires, and junk ranging from a cremation urn to bottles of Chardonnay.
- Posted Oct 24 2016
Nature continues to reclaim Wakefield Run after its restoration.

Read the background story and follow our periodic updates!
- Updated September 18, 2016
A thought-provoking alternative view on the value of stream restorations.
- Posted September 15, 2016
YouTube video - Each spring, native ground-nesting bees emerge. Americana Park is a hotspot.
- Updated May 5, 2016
A project to benefit our watershed by expanding native meadow where before was a wasteland.
- Updated May 1, 2016
Final official results are in! Professional survey reveals the status of freshwater mussels in Accotink Creek.
- Updated May 1, 2016
Take a virtual voyage along the headwaters of Accotink Creek.
- Updated April 29, 2016
Friends groups of the Accotink Creek watershed
July 20th, 2017

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Smithsonian Folklife Festival
June 29–July 4 and
July 6–9, 2017
Tend Recycling Recovery Stations positioned throughout the Festival!
While the weather's warm,
Spring, Summer, & Fall

Summer's here and the time is right for marking storm drains in the street!
Property enhancement equals watershed enhancement with Conservation Assistance $$$.

September 9th, 2017
9:30am - 11:30am
Volunteers assess ecological conditions in streams, based on the abundance of invertebrates.
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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