Prince William Conservation Alliance

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Building Better Burbs
Monday, June 21, 7pm. Online, register here.

Citizen Science and You
Monday, June 28, 7pm. Online, register here.

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.


Building Better Burbs
Monday, June 21, 7pm. Online, register here.

A key to successSuburban Areas that expect to flourish and successfully compete with their urban counterparts to attract and retain talent, need to encourage a better approach to urban design.

Creating Walkable Mixed-Use Neighborhoods is key to success in this endeavor.

Prince William County suffers with the reputation as a car-oriented, monolithic suburban community with small-lot single family homes and townhouses located on curvilinear, cul-de-sac streets. Recent developments and future proposals are beginning to break this monotony but waiting for the "market" only to solve this dilemma is putting the future of the county's economic vitality in the hands of a few innovative developers.

The remaining developers and home builders will continue to build 20th century style neighborhoods. There are hundreds of locations around the county in the Development Area that could be developed or redeveloped as Walkable Mixed-Use Neighborhoods providing the county with the ability to accommodate future growth while positioning itself as a community that is attractive to the millennial and Z generations.

Join the Prince William Conservation Alliance and its guest Tom Eitler for the Urban Land Institute as we discuss the opportunities for building better burbs.

Citizen Science and You!
June 28, Monday 7pm. Registration required here.

A key to successYou have probably heard the term Citizen Scientist and maybe wondered, what's the deal? Citizen scientists are people like you and me that participate in and contribute to scientific projects.

Scientists and researchers need citizen scientists to help collect and analyze large amounts of data that would be impossible to do with limited staff, time limitations and resource constraints. This model also builds a stronger connection between scientists and citizens, helps citizens understand scientific research better, allows citizens to be involved in research that may be a priority to them (air quality, cancer research, insect extinction).

Join us for a conversation with Lisa Matthews, a Citizen Science Enthusiast and coordinator of Prince William "Wild Things" Safaris. Together we will explore how citizen scientists contribute to our understanding of the natural world and more, we'll learn about current projects like Caterpillars Count! and learn how to find projects that may inspire you to become a Citizen Scientist too!

Bird Walks at Merrimac Farm WMA

Phoebe by Julia FlanaganOn the last Sunday of every month at 8am (except December when we sponsor the Nokesville Christmas Bird Count) at Merrimac Farm, Stone House, 15014 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. More info and RSVP to PWCA , 703.499.4954 or View the bird list for Merrimac Farm HERE.


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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.