Entries by Janet Quinn

Stream monitoring, attend and learn Nov. 11th and Dec. 1st

Accotink Creek Stream Monitoring Workshop Rutherford Park, 4743 Guinea Road, Fairfax VA Sunday,  11 November 2018 10 am-12:30pm Join the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District (NVSWCD) and discover aquatic life at Rutherford Park! Sampling will take place at Long Branch, a tributary to Accotink Creek. This official NVSWCD stream monitoring workshop covers watershed health, what […]

Biodiversity of the George Washington Memorial Pkway, Nov. 14th

Photo by Barbara J. Saffir (c) Huntley Meadows Park 3701 Lockheed Boulevard, Alexandria, VA Wednesday, 14 November 2018 7:30 pm National Park Service (NPS) biologist Brent Steury will give a presentation summarizing the George Washington Memorial Parkway’s eleven-year biodiversity inventory of its 4,580 acres. NPS experts have documented 5,563 species including 101 species new to […]

How Recycling Works in Fairfax County, November 13th

Thompson Center 6090 Kingstowne Village Parkway, Alexandria, VA 22315 Tuesday, 13 November 2018 7:30-8:30 pm Join Fairfax County Recycling Coordinator Erica Carter as she shares what happens to our recyclables after they’re picked up from our curb and what we can do to reduce the amount of trash we produce. Sponsored by the Kingstowne Cares […]

NVSWCD now accepting applications for spring internship

The Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District is seeking a spring 2019 intern who will support the district’s award-winning spring outreach programs. Programs include classroom presentations, outdoor learning experiences, outreach events and festivals, high school Envirothon competition, rain barrel workshops, our Seedling Sale, high school science fair project judging, stream monitoring, Enviroscape trainings, storm […]

2019 VMN Conference – 20-22 September

Photo credit: Massanetta Springs Camp & Conference Center It’s time to mark your calendars for the 2019 Virginia Master Naturalist Statewide Volunteer Conference and Training! The group will meet in Harrisonburg, Virginia on 20-22 September 2019 at Massanetta Spring Camp and Conference Center. The Conference Center has on-site lodging, dining, and meeting rooms, as well […]

The Big Sit! October 13th

Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area, Lorton VA Saturday, 13 October 2018 8 am – 4pm Sponsored by the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia (ASNV) The Big Sit! is like a Big Day or a bird-a-thon—participants tally bird species seen or heard within a given time period. The difference lies in the limited area from which […]