How do I become a member of Friends of Accotink Creek?
You fill out a membership form and make a pledge, either financial or to attend a work event. The easiest way is on-line at MembershipForm.htm. We ask for basic contact information, your interests and if you can pledge a donation or to come to a work event in the coming year.
Once you are in the system, annual renewals are voluntary.
What do I get from joining?
- You get our Friends of Accotink Creek News Items electronically with events and vital news about the watershed and what Friends are doing to restore it.
- You will have the chance to attend our regular program meetings or watershed outings where local experts on birds, bugs, land planning, even local history share their expertise with us.
- You will benefit as we educate the public and elected officials about what citizens really care about and what effective steps can be taken to protect and restore this treasure we are so lucky to have in our backyards..
- All donations to Friends of Accotink Creek are tax deductible.
What does Friends of Accotink Creek get from my membership?
- We get correct contact information so we can keep you in the know.
- We learn your interests to connect you with those who want to work on the same issues.
- We get your money: Our budget is small but we still have expenses. Trash bags for cleanups, refreshments for meetings and work events, water monitoring equipment, postage, our website. These all cost money. We also need to show the agencies and foundations we want to work with that we can raise funds.
- But the heart of our work is the time that Friends put into restoring the Creek. It may be a lot or a little - you might come out for our Spring cleanup days, or get involved on an active committee. We have jobs of every size and description and we invite you to join in. Because the invasive vines don't come down by themselves.
The litter can't be bribed into the bag. It is our hands that get the job done.
So.. If a healthy watershed you seek -
Join us and be a Friend of Accotink Creek!
"Find just one other person who cares."