Prince William Conservation Alliance
Trail Map
Hunting Directions

Rain barrel raffle
Win a 60-gallon rain barrel hand-painted by local artist James Gallagher!!

Tickets are $5/each or 5 for $20... available now and at the Bluebell Festival.

Contact us to purchase tickets. 703.490.5200, alliance@

Previous Bluebell Festivals

2008 Bluebell Festival & Grand Opening Celebration











Bluebell Festival at Merrimac Farm WMA
Sunday, April 8 2018, from 10:00am to 4:00pm, directions
Family-friendly, free of charge.

Bluebells at Merrimac FarmPlease join us on Sunday, April 8, to welcome spring, celebrate nature close to home and view the fabulous Virginia Bluebells that carpet the Cedar Run shoreline for nearly a mile.

Meet local organizations and people who are working to improve our community. With some of the best Northern Virginia naturalists leading tours and activities, we're looking forward to a special day at an outstanding natural area. Family-friendly and free of charge.

2018 Tour Schedule

10:20am Dave Larson
Birding the Bluebell Trail
10:40am Charlie Grymes
The story of Merrimac Farm
11:00am Autumn Saxton-Ross
Especially for kids

Bill Olson
Cathy Hindman
Historic PW,
VA Bluebird Society

History and habitats in the woods at Green Level Cemetery
11:40am Julie Flanagan
New Earth Photography
Native trees, forest ecosystems
12:00 pm Anna Ritter
Plant communities in the floodplain
12:20pm Valerie Huelsman
PWC Forest Pest Management
How do bugs affect forest health?
12:40pm Eli Hosen
People in the woods
1:00pm Tom Dombrowski Watershed Mgt. Floodplain wetland values and interactions
1:20pm Larry Meade
NoVA Bird Club
Things that fly -- Birds, butterflies and dragonflies
1:40pm Nancy Vehrs
Prince William Wildflower Society
Wildflowers and other native plants
2:00pm Jim Klakowicz
Friends of Leesylvania State Park
Riparian ecosystems
2:20pm Jim McGlone
VA Dept. of Forestry
Forest ecosystems
3:00pm Judy Gallagher
PWCA/VA Master Naturalists
Wildflowers, bees & other pollinators
3:20pm Kevin Parker
A home for every bird

Sponsored by Prince William Conservation Alliance and Virginia Dept. of Game & Inland Fisheries with support from Marine Corps Base Quantico

Dress right!Appropriate attire for Merrimac Farm is always sturdy shoes and long pants, no matter the season. Tuck your pants into your socks to help keeps bugs out.

Click HERE to read more about Merrimac Farm.

Good Grubbin Food Truck
Food truck opens 11am.


Live music by Broad Run String Band

New Earth Photography

Never Lost Pottery

Virginia Dept. of Game & Inland Fisheries Virginia Dept. of Game & Inland Fisheries
MCB QuanticoMCB Quantico Natural Resources
PWCAPrince William Conservation Alliance
PWWSPrince William Wildflower Society/VNPS
Bull Run Mountain ConservancyBull Run Mountain Conservancy
VA Bluebird Society
Virginia Bluebird Society
PWC Forest Pest Mgt.PWC Forest Pest Management

PWSWCDPrince William Soil & Water Conservation District

NatureBridgePrince William Regional Beekeepers Association
NatureBridgeNature Bridge
VCE PW Master GardenersVCE PW Master Gardeners
LWVLeague of Women Voters, PW Area