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

 
Tree planting at Silver LakeVolunteers Plant 158 Trees at Silver Lake Park
With 270 acres, Silver Lake Park is a wonderful place for families to explore the great outdoors. Nearly 100 volunteers joined us on November 2 to plant 13 large trees along the entrance drive and 135 small trees near the picnic area. Read more...
Building boardwalksPWCA 2020 Youth Achievement Award Program
Recognizing outstanding efforts of high school and college-aged persons for projects that make a difference. Accepting nominations now! Read more...
Rural area incentivesPresentations and video from PWCA's Grow Smart Forum: A Community Conversation on Rural Area Incentives with Countywide Benefits

Trees on TapTrees on Tap: Grow Smart Prince William
PWCAs June 25 2019 Trees on Tap program featured Tom Eitler, Urban Land Institute, who presented an overview of challenges and opportunities for creating a sustainable future for Prince William Communities. Read more...


Locally grown 14th High School Proposed for Environmentally Sensitive, Limited Access Property on Prince William Parkway
Thursday, June 20, 7pm at the Development Services Building, Room 107. Learn more about the high school proposed for a property on the southern side of PW Parkway near the Hoadley Road intersection. Sponsored by PWCA and MidCounty Civic Association, School Board Member Willie Deustch and Occoquan Supervisor Ruth Anderson will be there to hear community comments and answer questions. Read more...

Locally grownSilver Lake Park - Natural Areas at Risk
When Silver Lake was given to the Parks Dept. for use as a "nature-based park," many people were concerned about PWC's ability to manage the property properly. A resident requested a proffer interpretation to make sure everyone understood the allowed uses. Today, it looks like those concerns were justified. Read more...
Pearl CrescentC2019 Annual NABA Butterfly Count, Manassas Circle
Help us count butterflies for the annual 4th of July Butterfly Count and learn more about butterfly populations close to home. Registration is required! This count is part of a national program led by the North American Butterfly Association (NABA), click here to read more.
Box turtleCitizen Science is for the Birds: the Nokeville Christmas Bird Count
The Nokesville survey circle, sponsored by PWCA, was held on Sunday, December 23, beginning at 7am. Click here to read more about the count.

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...

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.

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...

WHAT'S HAPPENING

Start growing!Save the Date! 2020 Stop Mowing Start Growing Symposium
February 8, 9am to 3pm. Read more...

2020 Bluebell Festival at Merrimac Farm WMA!!
Bluebell FestivalSunday, April 11, 2019. Read more about last year's festival here and view photos on Facebook here.
GoldfinchBird Walks at Merrimac Farm WMA
...on the last Sunday of every month
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Zebra Swallowtail Northern Virginia Nature Guide
Find out who's living in your backyard

BluebirdBluebird Trails at Merrimac Farm & Chinn Park

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, 2239 Tackett's Mill Drive, Woodbridge, Virginia 22195
703.499.4954, alliance(at)pwconserve.org