Entries by Mary Ann Bush

FMNs Honored at Hidden Oaks’ Volunteer Recognition Potluck

Photo: Hidden Oaks, Fairfax County Park Authority Hidden Oaks Nature Center held their spring volunteer social on Friday May 17.  This year, three Fairfax Master Naturalists were recognized for their outstanding volunteer contributions. Kim Munshower received our Champion Oak award. A volunteer for us for at least 8 years, Kim has served as a Volunteer on Duty, […]

A Unique Stewardship Opportunity and You Can Bring Your Mt Bike for a Great Ride Afterwards, June 1st

Photo: Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area, public domain Saturday, June  1, 2024 9am – 12pm Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area, 10110 Gunston Rd Lorton, VA 22079 Free to the public! Register: [email protected] Link: https://americanhiking.org/national-trails-day/find-an-event/#find-event/view-event-details20/65940eaaa9df6000271258ee/ Contact BLM:  [email protected] or 703-339-8009 Please join the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and MORE (Mid-Atlantic Off Road Enthusiasts), Inc. for their annual National […]

New Particulate Pollution Air Quality Index

Image:  Courtesy of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality You may soon notice some changes to the Air Quality Index (AQI). The AQI is a standardized color-coded scale used to describe health concerns associated with common pollutants such as ground-level ozone and PM2.5 (particulate pollution smaller than 2.5 microns in diameter). The AQI can range […]

Stream Monitoring Citizen Science & Training Opportunities, June

Photo: FMN Janet Quinn, Hidden Pond stream monitoring NoVa Soil & Water Conservation District: Stream Monitoring Citizen Science & Training Opportunities Horsepen Run Stream Monitoring Workshop When: Sunday, June 9, 9:00am-12:00pm Where: Horsepen Run Stream Valley Park, Herndon This site has undergone a lot of change over the last few years! While it had become […]

FCPA Announces the Farmers Market Opening Days

Photo: FCPA Farmers Market The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and the sun is shining, which means the Farmers Markets are opening up for the 2024 season! Farmers Market Opening Days Mount Vernon Farmers Market: April 17  Burke Farmers Market: April 20  Reston Farmers Market: April 27 Oakmont Farmers Market: May 1 Wakefield Farmers Market: May 1  Annandale […]