Power to the People, Not this Plastic!
The Trash Action Work Force marches again against the plastic trash poisoning our watersheds!
- Updated Oct 31, 2017
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 234 bags of trash, 11 tires, and junk ranging from a tablet computer to a Balinese idol.
- Posted Oct 20 2017
Yellow passionflowers and Purple passionflowers - be "passionate" about the imperiled Accotink Gorge. Our workdays to eliminate invasive wisteria threatening native floramake progress!
- Updated October 20, 2017
♦ The end is in sight! Draft TMDL's released!
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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
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
Nature continues to reclaim Wakefield Run after its restoration.

Read the background story and follow our periodic updates!
- Updated September 29, 2017
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
Events
December 19, 2017
Elections for Friends of Accotink Creek Board Members!

November 28, 2017
Learn the EASY & FREE ways to support Accotink Creek on Giving Tuesday, a day of giving on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday!
Property enhancement equals watershed enhancement with Conservation Assistance $$$.

December 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!
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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