Prince William Conservation Alliance
Bluebell Festival April 13!
Waterfall Road Proposed for Virginia Scenic Byway Designation
Waterfall Road
On Thursday, April 3, Lynn Crump, Environmental Planner with the Dept. of Conservation & Recreation, will share info about Virginia Scenic Byways... road corridors with scenic, historic, natural, recreational or other intrinsic qualities. More than 2,500 miles of roads are designated as Virginia Byways now, including many miles in adjacent Fauquier County. Read more...
More Delays for New Virginia Stormwater Rules?
Stormwater pipesAfter YEARS of discussion and delays, Virginia scheduled implementation of new stormwater regulations for July 2013 and later allowed a one year extension. Now slated for implementation on July 1 2014, Virginia is once again considering delaying the start date. Read more...
Bi-County Parkway
Before the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) can move forward funding/building the Bi-County Highway, an Environmental Impact Statement must be finalized. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) must approve the analysis of alternatives and concur that the impacts of the new road have been considered. Read more...
Nokesville Christmas Bird Count
House FinchThe Christmas Bird Count (CBC), let by the National Audubon Society, is the oldest and largest citizen science event in existence. The Nokesville survey area covers a diverse landscape covering the transition from coastal plain to piedmont ecosystems. Read more about the December 29, 2013 Count! Read more...
Graves at the 12th High School Development Site
12th high school planOops, we discovered a graveyard AFTER approving the location of the 12th High School. Oops, we discovered a rare woodland habitat AFTER approving the new school at Silver Lake. There is a pattern because the county decision process has a fatal flaw - we don't do our homework before we approve public facilities. Read more...
Trees Planted at K9 Gunner Memorial Dog Park
BeautyberryOn October 5 2013, more than 40 people turned out to plant trees, shrubs and flowers at the Minnieville Road Dog Park. Together we transformed the slope adjacent to the dog park and had a lot of fun too.
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Stream Stewards 2013
Tree plantingWhether you live right next to a stream or miles away, your actions affect water quality. Stream Stewards pairs evening lectures with field tours to illustrate key concepts at familiar locations close to home. Read more...
Pileated WoodpeckerBirders Identify 90 Species at the Nokesville Christmas Bird Count
Sunday, December 23. Birders at this year's Nokesville Christmas Bird Count saw clear skies and calm winds, with temperatures ranging from 20 degrees in the morning to a high of nearly 50 degrees. Together volunteers identified 90 different species of birds and nearly 13,000 individuals. Read more...
Conservation Landscape PlanMerrimac Farm Conservation Landscape - Work days, plant list and how you can help
Our plan to to transform the back yard of the Merrimac Farm Stone House into a diverse habitat for birds, butterflies, frogs and more is looking good! We have two work days scheduled and are seeking donations of plant species included on the plant list. Read more...
Dayflower at Featherstone RefugeFeatherstone National Wildlife Refuge - Conservation groups support public access for wildlife-dependent activities
After 40 years of public ownership with no public access... Read more...
Gardening for ButterfliesGardening for Butterflies
You can help create an urban home for birds, bees and butterflies by adding some plants that wildlife prefers to your backyard. If your neighbors follow suit, you have the start of a pollinator pathway! Read more...
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Orange Assassin Bug Northern Virginia Nature Guide
Find out who's living in your backyard...

Spring FlingSpring Fling
Saturday, March 29, 10am to 2pm Read more...
Bluebell FestivalBluebell Festival at Merrimac Farm!
Sunday, April 13, beginning at 10:00am Read more...
Eastern BluebirdNokesville Christmas Bird Count
Read more about the Sunday, December 29 count!

Blueberry flower Wildlife Garden Work Days at Merrimac Farm
Leave the world a little better than you found it. Read more...

Red-winged Blackbird by Julia FlanaganBird Walks at Merrimac Farm WMA
November 24 beginning at 8:00 am... on the last Sunday of every month
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Featherstone RefugeFeatherstone Refuge Tour
Oct 29 2012 from 8:00 to 10:30 am. Canceled, read more...

Merrimac Farm is a great place to visit rain or shine.Merrimac Farm Trail Map

Virginia BluebirdBluebird Trails at Merrimac Farm & Chinn Park
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Prince William Conservation Alliance
P.O. Box 6351, Woodbridge, Virginia 22195
703.499.4954 - alliance(at)pwconserve.org