Prince William Conservation Alliance

Community Report, October 17 2018

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Davis Ford Road Park

Trees on Tap - A New Park on Davis Ford Road

Mon, Oct 29, 6:30pm at Waters End Brewery, 12425 Dillingham Sq, Lake Ridge

PWC Parks Seth Hendler Voss, PWC Parks Director

Martin Jeter, MidCounty Civic Association

Kim Brace, Member, PWC Historic Commission

The story begins in 2005 when Prince William County Schools proposed construction of a new school on 58 acres of public land at 5901 Davis Ford Road. Today, thanks to the long-term efforts of local communities, this property is slated for use as natural area parkland.

MidCo President Martin Jeter says, "This passive park is sorely needed in MidCounty. Residents are eagerly looking forward to taking a walk through the woods." What's happening to make this new park a reality? Join us to learn more... bring your questions and ideas!

Minnieville Road Buffer - lots of invasive plants to remove and some native plants to plant

Minnieville Road Buffeer

Over the past few years, our Minnieville Buffer restoration near K9 Gunner Dog Park has transformed an environmental problem into a beautiful area that showcases Virginia's native plants.

We need volunteers to help keep this area free of nonnative invasive plants, which are a real problem at this site. Dress for the weather and bring water to drink. We hope you will join us to help keep our community beautiful and green!

PWC planning office seeks input on the Comprehensive Plan

PWC LLong-range Land Use Map

The Rural Crescent creates a growth boundary that defines a development area and protected rural area. It is a foundation of the land use plan. Read more...

The PWC planning office is holding three "open house style" meetings to provide residents with a chance to comment on the ongoing update of the Comprehensive Plan.

The Comprehensive Plan is a vision document that defines the County's expectations for development. It recommends residential and commercial densities, parcel-by-parcel, for the entire county. Attend a meeting to learn more and share your views.

  • Tues, Oct 30, 6-8pm at the Development Services Building, 5 County Complex Court, Woodbridge
  • Tues, Nov 13, 6-8pm at George Mason Univ Science and Technology Campus, Beacon Hall, 10945 George Mason Circle, Manassas,
  • Wed, Nov 14, 6-8pm at NVCC Regional Center for Workforce Education and Training, 2675 College Drive, Woodbridge

PWCA Monthly Bird and Nature Walks at Merrimac Farm

Cedar Wax Wing

September 28, 8am at the Stone House, 15014 Deepwood Lane, Nokesville

Join Harry Glasgow and Nancy Vehrs to look for birds as we travel through the uplands to the edge of the floodplain, covering a variety of habitats. Everyone is welcome. After the walk enjoy coffee and refreshments as we compile a list of species identified during the walk.

Dress for the weather, bring binoculars and cameras. More info and RSVP to PWCA, 703-490-5200 or

Join us today and receive a copy of The Butterflies and Skippers by Bob Blakney! Your tax deductible donation helps us protect green open spaces and healthy communities close to home. Your gift helps us grow our community outreach, education, and stewardship programs.

Volunteer projects and wildlife walks at Merrimac Farm all meet at the Stone House, 15014 Deepwood Lane, Nokesville, VA 20181. For more information, please email us at or call 703.490.5200.