Every year thousands of kids do Science Fair projects. Judges are needed to evaluate the projects done by our own Fairfax County high school students, and to give them an opportunity to practice their presentation skills. This is an opportunity to get to know a younger generation and to hear and challenge their thinking. Judging […]
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The Friends of Mason Neck State Park’s hike to see the Tundra Swans on January 6 has been postponed. The Great Marsh is freezing over, and the Tundra Swans will have to move further offshore or to another protected spot. The hike will be rescheduled for February, when the swans will be more visible.
Hold on to your trowels – the native species included in the NoVA Conservation District’s 2018 seedling sale have been announced!! This year’s species were all chosen for their deer tolerance. The Shrub and Small Tree Package ($16.95) will include two each of the following: Common Witch Hazel, Silky Dogwood, False Indigo Bush, Spicebush and […]
Here is a great project for gardeners and non-gardeners alike during the winter. You can grow native plants indoors during the winter months, and install them in the spring where they can provide enormous environmental benefits. The project is the “Grasses for the Masses” program that is sponsored by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF). […]
Mason Neck State Park is celebrating the new year with free entrance to the park and three guided hikes. At 10 a.m. is a 3.5 mile hike of moderate difficulty but at an easy pace. At 11 a.m. the park will feature a fast-paced, heart pumping hike incorporating several trails that will cover 6.2 miles. […]
Join the Friends of Mason Neck State Park for a walk to the see the Tundra Swans! Each year, the Mason Neck area is host to one of Northern Virginia’s largest concentrations of Tundra Swans. Depending on the day, you may see between 200 and 400 swans and hear their haunting calls. You may also […]
Come celebrate Aldo Leopold’s 132nd birthday (January 11th) and hear sections of this still-popular book on Sunday, January 14, 5-7 p.m., at the Shirlington Busboys and Poets, 4251 South Campbell Avenue, Arlington VA 22206. Let Northern Virginia Conservation Trust know if you want to be one of the readers by emailing Daniel Saltzberg at email@example.com. Look for […]
The Environmental Quality Advisory Council will hold its annual public hearing on the environment on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. The public hearing will be held at 7:30 PM in Conference Rooms 9 and 10 of the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA. All interested parties are encouraged to sign up to […]
The Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society Saturday, November 18, 2017 10 am to 1 pm Fraser Preserve 101 Springvale Road Great Falls, VA 22066 VNPS programs are free and open to the public. Space is limited on walks, so please register at https://vnps20171118.eventbrite.com Join Margaret Chatham for a tour of the Trees […]
The Potowmack Chapter of the Northern Virginia Plant Society (http://vnps.org/potowmack) cordially invites you to: A Talk by Dr. Ashley Egan Sunday, November 12, 2017 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm Green Spring Gardens 4603 Green Spring Road Alexandria, VA VNPS programs are free and open to the public The Talk will follow a short business Annual […]