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Volunteers Sought for Park Authority’s Watershed Cleanup Day

Volunteers Sought for Park Authority’s Watershed Cleanup Day

From Fairfax County:

From 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, 2011 help clean up streams in your community's parks during the 23rd Annual Potomac Watershed Cleanup Day. Individuals, students, families, scouts and other groups can help remove tires, bed springs, bottles, cans, and other myriad debris from local waterways. Boots with sturdy soles are recommended. Wear old clothes and bring gloves. Trash bags and appreciation will be provided.

To reserve a section of the watershed, please contact a park from the list below.

Park Authority Programs Explore The Night Skies

Park Authority Programs Explore The Night Skies

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

Put your eyes to the skies in the dark this spring.

 

Join local astronomers and search for planets, moons, star nurseries and clusters during Fairfax County Park Authority astronomy programs.

Riverbend Park Expands Programming Into Historic Properties

Riverbend Park Expands Programming Into Historic Properties

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

Located along the Potomac River upstream from Great Falls in the northwestern corner of Fairfax County, Riverbend Park has long been home to a rich variety of nature programs. Thousands of people visit the park each year to learn about local flora and fauna from the park’s staff of knowledgeable and enthusiastic naturalists. However, traveling to Great Falls for a program or class can sometimes be difficult; so many people haven’t experienced these high-quality programs. That’s about to change in the New Year.

 

NatureFest 2010: Connecting to Nature

On Sunday, September 19, The Friends of Runnymede Park and Herndon Parks and Recreation Department are co-sponsoring NatureFest 2010 at the Runnymede Park. The event will take place from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. and include 12 different stations throughout the park with hands-on activities and crafts. You will get a passport at the beginning of the event and get stamped at each station.  Be sure to get your stamp because you get a prize at the end of the day for a completed passport! There will also be food provided by JJ Deli.

Stations include the following:

Honey Bees
Birding
Meadow Adventures
Recycling
Web of Life
Butterflies
Herndon Farm Life
Life in the Stream (fish shocking)
Native Plants
Forest Habitat
Fairfax County Wildlife Mgmt
Water Quality(Little Critters)

Come Play Some Drums Tonight!

Tonight at 7:00 p.m. there is a drum circle at Lake Fairfax in Herndon, VA. It will take place by the lake near the dock. To get there, you just pass the water park, and the drum circle will be before the picnic areas by the merry-go-round. Feel free to bring some extra instruments if you have them and something to sit on. Get ready to play some beats!