Prince William Conservation Alliance
Inspiring action and working together to create sustainable communities for all.

Box turtleThe Rural Crescent: Exploring the Path from Sprawl to Sustainability
Thursday, March 7, 7 to 9pm. After 20 years, the basic concept of Prince William's urban growth boundary is still in place. Join us to learn how the Rural Crescent promotes investment in areas that might otherwise be left behind and helps put the county in the best position for a positive future. Read more...
Box turtleCitizen Science is for the Birds: the Nokeville Christmas Bird Count
With the holiday season upon us, it's time for the annual Christmas Bird Count, a national citizen science event let by the Audubon Society. The Nokesville survey circle, sponsored by PWCA, will be on Sunday, December 23, beginning at 7am. Click here to read more about the count and how you can participate.

PWCA Honors Local Conservation Heros
Jim Waggener receives 2018 Wildlife Champion Award ... Nancy Vehrs receives 2018 Heart of Gold Award! Jim and Nancy's long-term support has helped conserve important natural areas. Their enthusiasm and knowledge has encouraged generations of naturalists of all ages. Read more...

Rural Crescent Update
Following several community meetings where Prince William residents expressed their strong support to the Rural Crescent, the Planning Office announced they would delay their report for the Comprehensive Plan Amendment until spring 2019 or later. Read more...

Catalogue for PhilanthropyPWCA Named ‘One of the Best’ Nonprofits by the Catalogue for Philanthropy
PWCA is delighted to be recognized by the Catalogue for Philanthropy. Since 2002, our work has opened doors to community action, from reclaiming native habitats to support for smart growth initiatives. “People want to know where to give and they need trusted information, says Bob Wittig, Executive Director of the Catalogue for Philanthropy.

Blueprint map2018 Blueprint for Better Transportation in Northern Virginia
PWC partnered with other regional conservation groups and prepared a plan describing where we should grow and how investing in the right transportation projects can steer that growth. The Blueprint identifies some specific projects in Prince William that can shape future growth to match the Mobility vision in the county’s Strategic Plan. Read more...

Redbud TreeMid-County Parks & Estate Homes - Not Initiated but Not Gone Either
On March 6, Supervisors considered the proposed initiation of a Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPA) for 320 acres in the Rural Crescent, between Bristow Road and Route 234. This proposal, Mid-County Parks & Estate Homes, asked for approval to build 118 new homes, more than triple the allowed density for Rural Crescent properties. Click here to read more...

2019 Bluebell Festival at Merrimac Farm WMA!!
Peregrine FalconSunday, April 14, beginning at 10am
Family friendly, free of charge
Peregrine FalconTrees on Tap - Parks, Trails and Open Space
Monday, March 25, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Peregrine FalconWildlife Garden Work Days
Sat, March 30 at 9am
Sun, April 7 at 1pm
Sat, April 13 at 9pm
Bird Walks at Merrimac Farm WMA
...on the last Sunday of every month

Zebra Swallowtail Northern Virginia Nature Guide
Find out who's living in your backyard

Zebra SwallowtailBluebird Trails at Merrimac Farm & Chinn Park
Buffer Restoration on Minnieville Road by K9 Gunner Memorial Dog Park
Together we're transforming the slope adjacent to the dog park, having fun, and improving stormwater runoff problems. Read more...
Common Wood NymphResults of the Annual Butterfly Count Manassas Circle
29 butterfly enthusiasts surveyed a 113,000 acre territory centered at Manassas Airport on August 6. All told we saw 49 different species and 703 individuals. More...

Virginia Scenic BywaysVirginia Scenic Byways for PWC: A Little Something to Brag About
Nearly 40 miles of roads in Prince William are now included in Virginia's network of Scenic Byways status. Why should you care? More...

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

Merrimac Farm is a great place to visit rain or shine.The Occoquan Watershed and Your Drinking Water Supply

Catalogue for PhilanthropyPrince William Conservation Alliance
P.O. Box 6351, 2241F Tackett's Mill Drive, Woodbridge, Virginia 22195
703.499.4954, alliance(at)