Prince William Conservation Alliance

Community Report, June 14 2018

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Photo by Judy Gallagher

PWCA Named ‘One of the Best’ Nonprofits by the Catalogue for Philanthropy 

Thanks to your support, the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington has selected Prince William Conservation Alliance to be part of their 2018-19 class of best local nonprofits in the region.

Executive Director Kim Hosen says, “Prince William Conservation Alliance is delighted to have our work recognized by the Catalogue for Philanthropy. Since 2002, our work has opened doors to community action, from reclaiming native habitats to supporting smart growth initiatives.” 

“People want to know where to give and they need trusted information. Based on our in-depth review, we believe that Prince William Conservation Alliance is one of the best community-based nonprofits in the region,” says Bob Wittig, Executive Director of the Catalogue for Philanthropy.

The Catalogue believes in the power of small nonprofits to spark big change. As the only locally-focused guide to giving, its goal is to create visibility for the best community-based charities, fuel their growth with philanthropic dollars, and create a movement for social good in the greater Washington region.

This important recognition highlights the value of our hard work and will help us advance our goals over the next 16 years. Thank you for your support, it makes a huge difference and is greatly appreciated. 

Celebrate Success with Us on June 25!

Please join us at Water's End Brewery, 12425 Dillingham Square, Lake Ridge, on Monday, June 25 at 6 pm celebrate our recent success! You can also learn about upcoming programs and issues, meet new friends, and share news about community initiatives to create a sustainable future for us all. We are looking forward to seeing you there! 


Join PWCA at one of our upcoming events!

Common Milkweed

Wildlife Garden Volunteers Needed

June 16 & July 7, 9am to noon at

Merrimac Farm WMA

Join us for a morning of weeding, watering, and wildlife watching. The Wildlife Garden is an excellent place to see butterflies, learn about pollinators, and get ideas for your own backyard. Every volunteer makes a difference, even if you just come once. See below to RSVP.


Buffer Restoration Needs Volunteers Too

Wed, June 20, from 10am to noon

Meet in the K9 Gunner Dog Park

parking lot, Minnieville Road.

We covered a barren slope with native plants and transformed an environmental problem into an attractive buffer that showcases Virginia’s native plants. We need your help to to keep this area looking beautiful and free from nonnative invasive plants! See below to RSVP.

American Snout

Bird Walks at Merrimac Farm

June 24 and the last Sunday of every month.

Meet at 8am at the Stone House.

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. See below to RSVP.


Programs are free of charge. Volunteer projects and wildlife walks at Merrimac Farm all meet at the Stone House, 15014 Deepwood Lane, Nokesville, VA 20181. RSVP appreciated! Please email us at or call 703.490.5200.