Conserve Prince William

Prince William Conservation Alliance is an independent nonprofit watershed organization working to protect natural resources and healthy communities through stewardship, recreation and education

White-tailed Deer: Suburban Habitats, Ecological Impacts, and Management Tools
I-66 Widening Could Bring Park & Ride Lot to the Rural Crescent
Antioch RoadThere’s a bulls-eye on the area between Haymarket and the Fauquier County line... including the Rural Crescent. Proposals for new electric transmission lines as well as the Bi-County parkway are moving forward at a steady pace, despite significant community opposition. The Board of Supervisors is poised to allow increased densities in the Rural Crescent, with “promises” to save more open space in exchange for access to public sewer. And now VDOT wants to move a planned I-66 park and ride lot out of the development area and into the Rural Crescent. Read more...
Scenic roads are better.2015 Questions for PWC Board of Supervisors Candidates
PWCA does not endorse political candidates. We do believe good communication and access to information helps residents make informed choices during the coming election. Many thanks to the candidates who took the time to respond to our questionnaire. Click HERE to read the responses.

Virginia Scenic Byways Community Meeting
Cool critters live close to home.Lynn Crump, VA Dept. of Conservation & Recreation, joined us in Haymarket on September 29 to share information about Virginia's Scenic Byway Program. Protecting our scenic byways is an inexpensive and forward-looking way to highlight Prince William's unique assets, promote tourism, protect open space, and build a bright future for County residents. Read more...

Urban Development Areas Prioritize Transportation Funding
It's like trying to solve obesity by buying bigger pants.August 13 2015 -- County officials appear to think private developers should be able to build anything, anywhere - and get the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to build a "free" road for any project. Will Prince William County be able to game the system for getting highway funding by trying to claim that most of the County qualifies as an UDA planned for Traditional Neighborhood Development? Read more...
Bi-County Parkway
It's like trying to solve obesity by buying bigger pants.April 6 2015 -- Our locally-elected county supervisors have an opportunity to solve existing traffic congestion problems.Two years ago, the Virginia Department of Transportation pushed hard to build the Bi-County Parkway. All drivers in Prince William have been stuck in traffic, and we often grasp at any straw, but that "road to the wrong side of Dulles" would divert funds away from fixing Route 28 and other higher priorities. Read more...
Virginia Scenic Byway Designation
Waterfall Road
Lynn Crump, Environmental Planner with the Dept. of Conservation & Recreation shares 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...
Buffer Restoration on Minnieville Road by K9 Gunner Memorial Dog Park
Help us keep up the good work! Wiith support from volunteers, we have planted hundreds of shrubs and wildflowers. Together we're transforming the slope adjacent to the dog park, having fun, and improving stormwater runoff problems.

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...

Occoquan Sub-watershed Study
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...
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...

Bee Northern Virginia Nature Guide
Find out who's living nearby...

BeeNokesville Christmas Bird Count
Sunday, December 27 beginning at 7:00am. To register, email alliance@ or call 703-499-4954. Read more...
Cardinal FlowerMinnieville Road Buffer Restoration Workday
Sunday, Nov. 8, 2pm

Cardinal FlowerVolunteer - Wildlife Garden Work Days
View the schedule here and read more about this great project here.

Red-winged Blackbird by Julia FlanaganBird Walks at Merrimac Farm WMA
Sunday, On the last Sunday of every month

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

Bluebird Trails at Merrimac Farm & Chinn Park
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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Prince William Conservation Alliance
P.O. Box 6351, 2241F Tackett's Mill Drive
Woodbridge, Virginia 22195
703.499.4954 - alliance(at)