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Trees on Tap: The Rural Crescent
Lower Taxes, Less Traffic, More Trees
Monday, August 20, 6:30pm

Volunteer - Merrimac Farm Wildlife Garden
Saturday, August 25, 9am to noon

Bird Walk at Merrimac Farm WMA
Last Sunday of every month beginning at 8:00am... except for December, when we host the Nokesville Christmas Bird Count.

Questions? Contact PWCA at 703.490.5200,

Trees on Tap: The Rural Crescent

Mon, August 20, 6:30 to 8:30pm.

RSVP and questions to alliance@, 703.499.4954

Where: Water's End Brewery, Dillingham Square, Woodbridge, directions.


Phoebe by Julia FlanaganAccording to Planning staff, their proposed revisions to rural area policies are "potentially far reaching, especially those affecting land use and land preservation."

Join us to learn how changes could influence development in both the rural area and the development area. Share your ideas, comments, and questions!

A Community Conversation Led by Speakers:

Supervisor Peter Candland, Gainesville District
Supervisor Ruth Anderson, Occoquan District
Jack Kooyoomjian, LOCCA
Elizabeth Ward, PW Soil & Water Conservation

Hosted by Prince William Conservation Alliance and Mid-County Civic Association

Volunteer! Wildlife Garden at Merrimac Farm WMA

Sat, Aug 25, 9 am to noon

RSVP appreciated to alliance@, 703.490.5200

Where: Meet at Merrimac Farm, Stone House, 15014 Deepwood Lane, Nokesville

Phoebe by Julia FlanaganThanks to volunteer support, we created an area at Merrimac Farm WMA where people and the environment can come together as one. It's a great area to watch wildlife, learn about native plants and pollinators, and get ideas for your own backyard.

We need help to keep nonnative invasive plants in check to maintain high quality habitat. Even if you can come just once, your help makes a big difference. Wear long pants, sturdy shoes, and long socks.

Read more about Merrimac Farm Wildlife Management Area HERE.

Bird Walks at Merrimac Farm WMA

When: On the last Sunday of every month at 8am (except December when we sponsor the Nokesville Christmas Bird Count)

Where: Meet at Merrimac Farm, Stone House, 15014 Deepwood Lane, Nokesville

Phoebe by Julia FlanaganWe'll look for birds as we travel through the uplands to the edge of the floodplain, covering a variety of habitats, including open fields and woodland edges. Everyone is welcome.

Dress for the weather, bring binoculars and cameras. More info and RSVP (appreciated) to PWCA , 703.499.4954 or

View the bird list for Merrimac Farm HERE.


The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is today.
Prince William Conservation Alliance is a nonprofit watershed organization serving Prince William and surrounding communities. We're working to explore, enjoy and protect our natural areas, and increase community involvement in stewardship opportunities.