Entries by Susan Cato

Spring 2018 Basic Training: Now Accepting Applications

If you love nature and want to make a difference in your community, consider becoming a Virginia Master Naturalist! Applications are now open for Spring 2018 Basic Training: Taught by local experts covering topics in biogeography, ecology, geology, weather and climate, native flora and fauna, citizen science, interpretation, and much more! Meets Thursday evenings February […]

September 19th: Creek Critters at Webb Sanctuary

You will learn how to find and identify creek critters (macroinvertebrates) living in Popes Head Creek, and generate Stream Health Reports based on your findings using the Creek Critters smartphone app. The stream site is a 10-minute downhill walk from the parking area. Participants will work in shallow water (less than 10 inches deep). This […]

September 9th Green Breakfast:  Fairfax County’s Environmental Vision Update

Fairfax County’s Environmental Vision Update Kambiz Agazi, Fairfax County Environmental Coordinator Fairfax County’s environment is resilient, but not indestructible. It is the county’s overarching vision to attain a quality environment that provides for a high quality of life and is sustainable for future generations. While it is not an action plan, Fairfax County’s Environmental Vision […]

Fall 2017 Native Plant Sales

A short list of upcoming native plant sales in Virginia: September 9, 9 am – 3 pm. Green Spring Gardens. The Virginia Native Plant Society offerings are behind the visitor center. September 9, 9 am – 3 pm. Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy sale. September 23, 9 am – 2 pm. Northern Alexandria Native Plant Sale September […]

2017 Seedling Sale

The Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District is now accepting orders for our annual native tree and shrub seedling sale. The theme for this year’s seedling sale is “Fall Color” featuring shrubs and trees that will add lovely color to your garden. They help clean our water and air, prevent soil erosion, provide valuable […]