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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Volunteers sought for Accotink Creek cleanups

Friends of Accotink Creek hosted a cleanup at Lake Accotink April 6, as part of the annual Potomac Watershed Cleanup.

Who wants to take a walk along a local stream and find it full of plastic bottles, tires, shopping cars, and all sorts of junk?

Local residents who care about the environment and the quality of life in our community are encouraged to take part in springtime cleanup activities hosted by Friends of Accotink Creek. FAC is a volunteer group committed to protecting, promoting, and restoring the water quality, natural habitat, and ecological well-being of the Accotink watershed. 

FAC has scheduled the following cleanup activities at various sites along Accotink Creek in the coming weeks, including several events on May 4 in the Annandale area:

April 13
9-11 a.m.—Fullerton Road bridge
12-2 p.m.—Franconia-Springfield Parkway bridge
3-5 p.m.—Telegraph Road bridge

April 20
9-11 a.m.—Fairfax Boulevard bridge
12-2 p.m.—Chain Bridge Road
3-5 p.m.—Old Lee Highway bridge

April 27
9-11 a.m.—Pickett Road bridge
12-2 p.m.—Barkley Drive bridge
3-5 p.m.—Woodburn Road bridge

May 4
9-11 a.m.—King Arthur Road bridge
12-2 p.m.—Little River Turnpike bridge
3-5 p.m.—Braddock Road bridge

If you want to participate, just show up or email FAC with questions. On May 18, FAC will host a thank-you gathering for volunteers, with refreshments and guided stream walks, at the Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 3-5 p.m.

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