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★Contact your legislators now!★
Ask your Virginia senators and delegates to vote in defense of Accotink Creek!
- Updated January 24, 2021
Questions are being raised about the direction of changes to land use planning in Fairfax County.
- Updated January 25, 2021
This tributary stream is the focus of a consolidated long term project to restore watershed health.
- Updated January 15, 2021
♦ Winter Salt Management Toolkit now available!
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Talk Much, Do Little?
- Updated January 26, 2021
Sediment pumped into the Daniels Run triburary of Accotink Creek in Fairfax City.
- Posted January 10, 2021
Diesel fuel spill and sediment contamination on Accotink Creek in Fairfax City.
- Posted January 6, 2021
Blake Lane Park passes one hurdle, now needs our help to achieve permanent protection.
- Updated January 6, 2021
A The December 10, 2020, public meeting indicated the proposed pipeline and dewatering area still threaten wooded habitats.
- Updated December 19, 2020
★Join the Wisteria Workday - April 5, 2021!★
Yellow passionflowers and Purple passionflowers - be "passionate" about the imperiled Accotink Gorge. Our workdays to eliminate invasive wisteria threatening native flora make progress!
- Updated December 19, 2020
Our 2020 activities in a nutshell.
- Posted December 1, 2020
Another plan to pave the woods in the name of supposed 'environmental' benefits.
- Updated September 1, 2020
The bulldozers are devastating the trees along I-66. Be on the lookout for erosion and sediment violations!!
- Updated December 16, 2020
Neighbors get together to clean up dumping sites along Americana Drive in Annanadale.
- Posted November 15, 2020
Thanks to all the Friends of Accotink Creek who joined the International Coastal Cleanup along our 12 adopted stretches of Accotink Creek in 2020. Thanks to all their efforts, we together removed 224 bags of trash, 25 tires, and junk ranging from a leaf blower to an ankle monitor.
- Posted Oct 12, 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
General Election - November 3, 2020
Remember your watershed on Election Day this November.
- Updated September 17, 2020
"Begin with the premise that the automobile must accommodate the earth, rather than vice versa."
- Updated August 3, 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
Irresponsibility runs amuck, adding to the muck in Accotink Creek.
- Posted November 9, 2019
Once thought to be eliminated, Water Caltrops is again spreading in our watershed and region.
- Posted November 17, 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
The Friends of Accotink Creek are honored by the Fairfax County Department of Public Works & Environmental Services.
- July 23, 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
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April 9, 2021

Benefit wildlife and watersheds by adding native trees and shrubs to your home and community!
March 6th, 2021
9:30am - 11:30am
Volunteers assess ecological conditions in streams, based on the abundance of invertebrates.
April 5, 2021
Join Team Accotink to push back invasive wisteria threatening this biological gem!

Property enhancement equals watershed enhancement with Conservation Assistance $$$.

Third Tuesdays
Shape the Future of Friends of Accotink Creek. Join our monthly planning meetings!
Most weeks, dates vary
Join us in defending our parks from exotic green invaders.

"The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now."




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