Learn about the behavior of Canada geese, effective goose management techniques (egg oiling, border collies, exclusion techniques), community case studies and regulations. Volunteers should plan to make a commitment to survey a minimum of one park during the egg laying season. Thursday, 8 March 2018 10-11.30 am Fairfax County Animal Shelter Training Room Limited to 40 […]
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Meet at the nursery in Springfield (6100 Cloud Drive in Franconia Park) at 10 am on Sunday, 18 Febrary. You’ll be spreading gravel, weeding and preparing soils for germinating woody plants. If it rains or the temperature dips into low 40 degrees, the workday will be cancelled. The Wild Plant Nursery is a resource for ecological […]
Saturday, 10 March 2018 9.15 am to 3.30 pm University of Richmond Ryland Circle Richmond, VA 23173 Building Number: Jepson Hall (Website Campus Map #17) Please join the Virginia Native Plant Society for a one-day workshop that celebrates Virginia’s trees and woodlands. The workshop will begin with a review of tree biology and ecology and […]
8-14 April 2018 Great Smoky Mountains National Park 10-16 June 2018 Southwest Virginia’s Balsam Mountains The Virginia Native Plant Society is planning two extended field trips for your wildflower viewing. Sign up for a heavenly week-long excursion – either in April, for a trip to the Great Smokies; or in June for a trip to Virginia’s Balsam […]
There are several volunteer opportunities coming up to help control invasive plants at Salona Meadows in McLean. Alan Ford, president of the Potomack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society, leads the Saturday cleanups on the following dates: Feb. 17, Mar. 3, Mar. 17, and Mar. 31. Volunteers will work from 11 a.m. to about […]
The Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts annually offers several $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors for college study. The scholarships support studies related to natural resource conservation. Fairfax County students must submit their applications to the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District, which will select one student for consideration by […]
For over 35 years, the Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts has sponsored a week long summer conservation camp in July for Virginia high school students on the campus of Virginia Tech. The camp provides a week of learning about Virginia’s natural resources from conservation professionals and university faculty. Youth Conservation Camp is […]
The Northern Virginia Rain Barrel Partners’ have announced the spring dates for their popular build-your-own workshops and pre-made rain barrel sale. Build-your-own workshops will be held on March 24th and April 14th, and the pre-made barrel sale will be April 20th-21st. Online registration and ordering will open in early-to-mid February.
Saturday, February 10, 2018, 2:00 PM Woodmarsh Trail, Elizabeth Hartwell Mason Neck Wildlife Refuge Join the Friends of Mason Neck State Park on Saturday, February 10 on a walk to 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 […]
A Walk with Jan Meyer Fred Crabtree Park, 2801 Fox Mill Road, Herndon VA 20171 Saturday, February 10, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Come to Fred Crabtree Park, a lovely park in Herndon, Virginia, with Jan Meyer to find out what grows there and what is green in winter. Jan will point out a variety […]