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What's the Cloud? Data Center 101

Sept 21st | Giuseppe's, Haymarket

Suggested donation $10 | Get tickets here!

We are turning 21 this year! We couldn't think of a better way than to get together and discuss a significant environmental issue facing our county - with pizza and birthday cake! 🎂Plus, register now and get a free tree! 

Data Centers are popping up here, there, and everywhere in Prince William County. Does it feel like a runaway train? Many proposals are outside appropriate industrial spaces and instead are next to neighborhoods and protected natural areas.

But what exactly is a Data Center and why do we care where they are located? Can we sustain this level of development?

While Data Centers are part of our modern reality, where they are located and, as it turns out, how many and how fast they're being built work against our efforts to:

  • address climate change,
  • protect our historic and natural resources,
  • maintain air and water quality, and
  • access reliable power at affordable rates.

Wildlife Garden Work Day

We manage the wildlife garden next to the Stone House at Merrimac Farm WMA each year. A garden for creatures great and small so they can find nesting sites, food, and places to rest and hide among a wealth of Virginia's native plants. We're looking for volunteers to join us most Saturday mornings. That way, you get to know the garden and the people caring for it - the garden flourishes because of this connection and partnership.

Upcoming Garden Days!

  • August 26th
  • September 9th
  • September 16th - Last garden day of the season

RSVP here or fill out our volunteer form for more information

Bird Walks at Merrimac Farm WMA

Next Bird Walk: Sunday, August 27th | 8 am

On the last Sunday of every month at 8 am (except December when we sponsor the Nokesville Christmas Bird Count) at Merrimac Farm WMA. Meet in the Cedar Run Parking Lot, 15020 Deepwood Lane, Nokesville, directions.

We'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 and insect repellant is highly recommended during warmer months. More info and RSVP to PWCA , 703.490.5200 or alliance@pwconserve.org. View the bird list for Merrimac Farm HERE.

Past events! (2023)

NABA Butterfly Count

Sunday, July 16th

>>see results

The Butterflies of Summer with Larry Meade

Thursday, July 6th

>>watch video

The Butterflies of Summer with Larry Meade

Thursday, July 6th

>>watch video

Tree Giveaway

Saturday, March 4th

>>see slideshow

5th Native Plant Symposium

Saturday, Feb 11th


Protecting Quantico Creek

Thursday, Feb 2nd

>>watch video

Mysteries of the Dragonflies

Thursday, Jan 19th

>>watch video

Contact us today:

(703) 490-5200