Comments needed by August 10, 2020!
"Begin with the premise that the automobile must accommodate the earth, rather than vice versa."
- Updated August 3, 2020
Trading green space for Greenbacks!
A 'green' light in Fairfax City to bury an ancient perennial stream and build on top.
- Updated July 16, 2020
Another plan to pave the woods in the name of supposed 'environmental' benefits.
- Posted April 9, 2020
On March 14, 2020, Lake Accotink neighbors walked togehter to evaluate the proposed pipeline route and alternatives.
- Updated March 17, 2020
The bulldozers are devastating the trees along I-66. Be on the lookout for erosion and sediment violations!!
- Updated August 3, 2020
Follow the progress of anti-litter and other environmental bills in the Virginia General Assembly. Lend your support for cleaner waters!
- Updated April 12, 2020
After suffering for one year, help may be on the way for this pool.
- Posted April 9, 2020
What is the future of Friends of Accotink Creek? Is it bright new sunrise or dimming sunset?
- Posted January 23, 2020
This tributary stream is the focus of a consolidated long term project to restore watershed health.
- Posted January 27, 2020
Our 2019 activities in a nutshell.
- Posted December 3, 2019
♦ The end is in sight! Draft TMDL's released!
Total Maximum Daily Load
Talk Much, Do Little?
- Updated December 10, 2019
Neighbors get together to clean up dumping sites along Americana Drive in Annanadale.
- Posted November 12, 2019
Irresponsibility runs amuck, adding to the muck in Accotink Creek.
- Posted November 9, 2019
Once tought to be eliminated, Water Caltrops is again spreading in our watershed and region.
- Posted November 17, 2019
Thanks to all the Friends of Accotink Creek who joined the International Coastal Cleanup along our 12 adopted stretches of Accotink Creek in 2019. Thanks to all their efforts, we together removed 286 bags of trash, 22 tires, and junk ranging from a microwave oven to an e-scooter.
- Posted Oct 24, 2019
Local elections in 2019 produced much turnover of officeholders. Think of your watershed when you vote. Primary Elections June 11 - General Election Nov. 5
- Updated November 9, 2019
Helping the Holmes Run watershed by reporting environmental issues at a major construction site.
- Updated September 15, 2019
Thompson Farm on the Bear Branch tributary is facing a development project.
- Updated September 26, 2019
Questions are being raised about the direction of changes to land use planning in Fairfax County.
- Posted August 9, 2019
The Friends of Accotink Creek are honored by the Fairfax County Department of Public Works & Environmental Services.
- July 23, 2019
Will Blake Lane Park remain a park or be developed as a school at the loss of open space and wooded habitat?
- Updated August 12, 2019
Careless construction yields erosion and sediment issues.
- Updated July 19, 2019
An examination of lingering erosion and landscaping deficiencies from the 495 Express Lanes.
- Updated June 16, 2019
Young minds apply their hands and hearts to study and preserve our watershed.
- Posted May 14, 2019
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
Nature continues to reclaim Wakefield Run after its restoration.

Read the background story and follow our periodic updates!
- Updated September 14, 2019
High school student inspires volunteer action to better the environment in our watershed..
- Updated May 2, 2019
A case of questionable compromise of principles in Resource Protection Areas. Application has filed a lawsuit against Fairfax County.
- Updated May 8, 2019
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
September 12th, 2020
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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