Entries by Janet Quinn

Helping your stream through citizen science

Chapman DeMary Trail, Purcellville VASunday, 10 March 2019 2-5 pm Join Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy for a stream-side demonstration and discussion examining how citizen science surveys can be used to assess local stream quality. You will see how biomonitoring surveys are conducted. You will have a chance to look at the data and at aquatic macro […]

Stream Monitoring, Feb. 9th to Mar. 16th

Prince William (Hooes Run) Water Quality Monitoring Workshop When: Saturday, 9 February 2019, 10 am-12:30 pm Where: Castle Ct., Woodbridge VA Join Veronica Tangiri of Prince William SWCD in monitoring this beautiful site of Hooes Run as it enters the Occoquan Reservior/River area. Chemical and biological data will be collected. Visitors parking lot and curb parking available. […]

Spring Stream Cleanup Events, Feb. 18th to Mar. 16th

Americana Drive Stream Cleanup When: Monday, 18 February 2019, 10 am-2 pm Where: Americana Drive, Annandale VA Join the Fairfax County Restoration Project in their efforts to clean up Americana Drive! Gloves, vests, and trash bags will be provided. Student community service hours are available through the Friends of Accotink Creek. Please sign up so […]

Earth Sangha spring Plant Grants, deadline Feb. 28th

The Earth Sangha Plant Grant application period for Spring 2019 is now open. Find the application here: www.earthsangha.org/plant-grant. Please have applications in by February 28 so Earth Sangha can respond to applicants before the planting season begins. In previous Plant Grants, the organization helped out Eagle Scouts working in Fairfax County parks, public and independent […]

Programs at Green Spring Gardens, Feb. 14th and 16th

The Balanced Garden: How to meld beautiful and sustainable native plants with favorites from around the world Saturday, Feb 16, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Green Spring Gardens 4603 Green Spring Road Alexandria VA Registration: (703) 642-5173 or online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes Code: 986.B59A Butterflies and Blossoms, or Larval Host Plants and the Lepidoptera that […]

Regional Native Plant Guides Available Online

The Virginia Native Plant Society now offers online ordering of three Virginia Regional Native Plant Guides on their website and more guides will be available soon. Print versions are available for Northern Virginia, Virginia’s Capital Region, and the Piedmont Region. PDF versions are available for all but the Piedmont Natives guide. Read more about all […]

Earth Sangha February Workdays

Earth Sangha is extending its seed cleaning sessions to February. If weather co-operates, they’d also like to include some outdoor activity of removing invasive vines in a park. It is possible that they might end up cleaning all the seeds ahead of the schedule mentioned below. Check out the website before showing up! Monday, January […]