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Merrimac Farm Master Naturalist - New Session Begins September 18Master Naturalist Program
This is a great way to learn more about nature nearby, improve your community, and meet new friends. Enrollment is open until class maximum of 12 participants is reached. Keep reading...
Public Sewer and the Rural CrescentNokesville farm
On Wednesday, June 18, 7:00pm at McCoart Government Center, the Planning Commission will consider whether to authorize an extension of a sewer line to serve 5 undeveloped lots in the Rural Area. Can we trust the Planning Department and the Planning Commission to implement the sewer policy in the Comprehensive Plan and preserve the Rural Area? Keep reading...
Occoquan Sub-watershed Study Presentation
Watersheds matterThe Occoquan Sub-watershed study assessed stream conditions, identified stormwater problem areas and prioritized restoration needs.Watershed Mgt. will present their findings from the Occoquan Sub-watershed Study at tomorrow's BOS meeting, 2pm at McCoart Government Center. Read more...
Rural Crescent - Looking to the Future
Nokesville farm
In April 2014, the Planning Office presented the Rural Crescent Study results to the Board of Supervisors. According to the report, public input revealed a strong consensus on the importance of maintaining a rural area in Prince William County. PWCA hosted a community forum on this in March. Click HERE to read more and watch the video...
Bi-County Parkway
It's like trying to solve obesity by buying bigger pants.April 26 2014 -- Virginia has a new governor and a new Secretary of Transportation - but the pressure to build the Bi-County Parkway continues. Gov. McAuliffe has announced that he still likes the concept of building the road. Read more...
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...
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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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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Common Buckeye Wildlife Garden Workdays at Merrimac Farm
Leave the world a little better than you found it. Click here to view workday dates and read more...

Eastern PondhawkInsect Survey at Merrimac Farm
Thursday, July 24 at 3:00pm
DayflowerWeed & Water Day at the K9 Gunner Dog Park Buffer
Sunday July 27, 8-10am
ArrowheadRte. 234 Wetland Mitigation Area Tour
August 23 beginning at 8am
Red-winged Blackbird by Julia FlanaganBird Walks at Merrimac Farm WMA
July 28 beginning at 8:00 am... on the last Sunday of every month
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Yellow-rumped warbler by Julia FlanaganVolunteer Tree Planting at the K9 Gunner Dog Park Buffer
Saturday, September 27 at 9:00am
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