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Nokesville Christmas Bird Count
Peregrine FalconThe count was Sunday, December 28. Nearly 40 people identified 93 species, a high count for the Nokesville CBC. We will publish the full results when they're finalized. The Christmas Bird Count, led by the National Audubon Society, is the oldest and largest citizen science event in existence. The Nokesville survey area covers a diverse landscape covering the transition from coastal plain to piedmont ecosystems. Read more...

Public Sewer and the Rural CrescentNokesville farm
On Wednesday, June 18, 7:00pm at McCoart Government Center, the Planning Commission will consider whether to authorize an extension of a sewer line to serve 5 undeveloped lots in the Rural Area. Can we trust the Planning Department and the Planning Commission to implement the sewer policy in the Comprehensive Plan and preserve the Rural Area? Keep reading...
Occoquan Sub-watershed Study Presentation
Watersheds matterThe Occoquan Sub-watershed study assessed stream conditions, identified stormwater problem areas and prioritized restoration needs.Watershed Mgt. will present their findings from the Occoquan Sub-watershed Study at tomorrow's BOS meeting, 2pm at McCoart Government Center. Read more...
Rural Crescent - Looking to the Future
Nokesville farm
In April 2014, the Planning Office presented the Rural Crescent Study results to the Board of Supervisors. According to the report, public input revealed a strong consensus on the importance of maintaining a rural area in Prince William County. PWCA hosted a community forum on this in March. Click HERE to read more and watch the video...
Bi-County Parkway
It's like trying to solve obesity by buying bigger pants.April 26 2014 -- Virginia has a new governor and a new Secretary of Transportation - but the pressure to build the Bi-County Parkway continues. Gov. McAuliffe has announced that he still likes the concept of building the road. Read more...
Waterfall Road Proposed for Virginia Scenic Byway Designation
Waterfall Road
On Thursday, April 3, Lynn Crump, Environmental Planner with the Dept. of Conservation & Recreation shared info about Virginia Scenic Byways... road corridors with scenic, historic, natural, recreational or other intrinsic qualities. More than 2,500 miles of roads are designated as Virginia Byways now, including many miles in adjacent Fauquier County. Read more...
Trees Planted at K9 Gunner Memorial Dog Park
In October 2014, 115 people turned out to plant trees, shrubs and flowers at the Minnieville Road Dog Park. Together we transformed the slope adjacent to the dog park and had a lot of fun too.
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Conservation Landscape PlanMerrimac Farm Conservation Landscape - Work days, plant list and how you can help
Our plan to to transform the back yard of the Merrimac Farm Stone House into a diverse habitat for birds, butterflies, frogs and more is looking good! We have two work days scheduled and are seeking donations of plant species included on the plant list. Read more...
Dayflower at Featherstone RefugeFeatherstone National Wildlife Refuge - Conservation groups support public access for wildlife-dependent activities
After 40 years of public ownership with no public access... Read more...
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Common BuckeyeMLK Day of Service at the Wildlife Garden
January 19, 10:00am at Merrimac Farm. Read more...
G. WashingtonTalk: George Washington's Connection to PWC
Thursday, January 22, 7:30pm
The Living LandscapeTalk: Rick Darke on The Living Landscape
Sunday, February 15, 2:00pm. Read more...
Eastern PondhawkInsect Survey at Merrimac Farm
Coming this spring...
Yellow-rumped warbler by Julia FlanaganVolunteer Tree Planting at the K9 Gunner Dog Park Buffer in March
Red-winged Blackbird by Julia FlanaganBird Walks at Merrimac Farm WMA
Sunday, On the last Sunday of every month
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Common Buckeye Wildlife Garden Workdays at Merrimac Farm
Leave the world a little better than you found it. Click here to read more...

Merrimac Farm is a great place to visit rain or shine.Merrimac Farm Trail Map

Virginia BluebirdBluebird Trails at Merrimac Farm & Chinn Park
Featherstone RefugeFeatherstone Refuge Tour
Oct 29 2012 from 8:00 to 10:30 am. Canceled, read more...
More current topics
Gardening for ButterfliesGardening for Butterflies
You can help create an urban home for birds, bees and butterflies by adding some plants that wildlife prefers to your backyard. If your neighbors follow suit, you have the start of a pollinator pathway! Read more...
Prince William Conservation Alliance
P.O. Box 6351, Woodbridge, Virginia 22195
703.499.4954 - alliance(at)pwconserve.org