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PWCA Open House
Wednesday, September 21, 5 to 7:30pm

Fall Forestry and Wildlife Field Tour - 40th Anniversary
Friday, October 14, beginning at 8am

Wildlife Garden Workday at Merrimac Farm
Saturday, September 24, 9am

Minnieville Buffer Invasive Plant Removal
Saturday September 17, 9am

Bird Walk at Merrimac Farm
Last Sunday of every month beginning at 8:00am...

Questions? Contact PWCA at 703.490.5200,

PWCA Open House

When: Wednesday, September 21, 5 to 7:30pm

Where: PWCA Office, 2241F Tackett's Mill Drive, Woodbridge

Eat localPlease join us to share drinks, food, and good conversation with our Board and members.

This month our topic is Parkland and Green Open Space. Bring your ideas and learn more about current events and upcoming opportunities.

For more information, contact us at or 703-499-4954.

Fall Forestry and Wildlife Field Tour - 40th Anniversary

When: Friday, October 14th, 8am

Where: Meet at Manassas National Battlefield Park, Brownsville picnic area.

Cost is $35, click here for event brochure and here to register.

Eat localJoin fellow forest lovers and natural resource professionals for a fun and exciting day in the woods learning about forest and wildlife management.

Stop 1: Wildlife and Water – Manassas National Battlefield Park

Stop 2: The Family Tree Farm – The Lerch family farm

Lunch: Merrimac Farm Wildlife Management Area

Stop 3: Development and Land Use – The Villages of the Piedmont

Stop 4: School of Hardwoods and Hard-knocks – Conway Robinson State Forest

Minnieville Buffer Clean-Up

When: Saturday September 17, 9am

Where: K9 Gunner Memorial Dog Park, Near the Intersection of Minnieville Road and Colby Drive, Woodbridge, VA 22192

Wildlife GardenOver the past few years, the Minnieville Buffer Project near K9 Gunner Memorial Dog Park has helped to transform an area of land from an environmental problem, into a beautiful area that showcases Virginia’s native plants.

We also have a couple invasive plants trying to move into our buffer and need help to eradicate them before they can take hold. Please join us to help ensure a beautiful, high quality area for people and wildlife. Wear long pants, sturdy shoes, and a hat to keep off the sun!

Questions to alliance@ or 703-499-4954
RSVP appreciated

Read more about the Minnieville Buffer Project HERE.


Wildlife Garden Workdays at Merrimac Farm

When: Saturday, September 24, 9am to noon

Where: Stone House at Merrimac Farm, 15014 Deepwood Lane, Nokesville


Wildlife GardenThe Wildlife Garden at Merrimac Farm creates an area in the community where people and the environment can come together as one.

Over the past few years, we’ve planted hundreds of trees, shrubs, and perennials, and the Wildlife Garden is looking terrific. Now we need your help to keep the garden free of invasive plants.

Come on down, and make sure to wear long pants, sturdy shoes, long socks, and a hat to keep off that sun!

Questions to alliance@ or 703-499-4954. RSVP appreciated.

Read more about Merrimac Farm Wildlife Management Area HERE.

Bird Walks at Merrimac Farm

When: On the last Sunday of every month at 8am

Where: Meet at Merrimac Farm, Stone House, 15014 Deepwood Lane, Nokesville

House Finch in the coldWe'll look for birds as we travel through the uplands to the edge of the floodplain, covering a variety of habitats, including open fields and woodland edges. Everyone is welcome.

View the bird list for Merrimac Farm HERE.

Dress for the weather, bring binoculars and cameras. More info and RSVP (appreciated) to PWCA , 703.499.4954 or

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Prince William Conservation Alliance is a nonprofit watershed organization serving Prince William and surrounding communities. We're working to explore, enjoy and protect our natural areas, and increase community involvement in stewardship opportunities.

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