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 12, 2019
An examination of lingering erosion and landscaping deficiencies from the 495 Express Lanes.
- Updated June 16, 2019
Local elections in 2019 will see much turnover of officeholders. Think of your watershed when you vote. Primary Elections June 11 - General Election Nov. 5
- Posted January 26, 2019
The bulldozers are devastating the trees along I-66. Be on the lookout for erosion and sediment violations!!
- Updated June 10, 2019
Young minds apply their hands and hearts to study and preserve our watershed.
- Posted May 14, 2019
Nature continues to reclaim Wakefield Run after its restoration.

Read the background story and follow our periodic updates!
- Updated May 13, 2019
High school student inspires volunteer action to better the environment in our watershed..
- Updated May 2, 2019
Will Blake Lane Park remain a park or be developed as a school at the loss of open space and wooded habitat?
- Updated April 21, 2019
A case of questionable compromise of principles in Resource Protection Areas. Application has been rejected yet again.
- Updated April 21, 2019
A drainage pipe failure contaminates a vernal pool at Lake Accotink Park.
- Posted March 14, 2019
Another problem at the INOVA campus affects our neighboring watershed.
- Posted March 26, 2019
New studies after last year's public meetings have yielded new information and new perspectives. Expect the Master Plan public meetings on the future of the lake to resume soon.
- Updated March 23, 2019
Neighbors get together to clean up dumping sites along Americana Drive in Annanadale.
- Posted February 21, 2019
Small park gets a big restoration of native habitat.
- Posted February 5, 2019
All plastic bag bills again failed to get through the Virginia General Assembly in 2019.
Will 2020 be the year?
- Updated March 6, 2019
Helping the Holmes Run watershed by reporting erosion control failures at a major construction site.
- Updated January 21, 2019
Is this the right land use in the right place?
- Updated January 21, 2019
Wasteland becomes a native meadow -
"A happy event that will make the Earth smile"
- Posted November 17, 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
An appeal to aid our neighboring watershed to the east.
- Updated October 24, 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
An expert evaluation of some of these cradles of amphibian life in Lake Accotink Park
- Posted 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
♦ The end is in sight! Draft TMDL's released!
Total Maximum Daily Load
Talk Much, Do Little?
- Updated June 29, 2017
Public input through
July, 2019

Make your feelings about protecting our environment known to decision-makers.
November 5, 2019
Remember your watershed when you vote this November.

September 14th, 2019
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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