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Chinn Park Hike
Saturday, February 6, 10-11:30am

Walking Tour of Manassas
Sunday, February 28, 1-2:30pm

Silver Lake Regional Park Hike
Sunday, March 13, 1-2:30pm

Wildlife Garden Workdays at Merrimac Farm
See dates below

Bird Walk at Merrimac Farm
Last Sunday of every month beginning at 8:00am
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Questions? Contact PWCA at 703.490.5200, alliance@pwconserve.org

 
Chinn Park Hike

When: Saturday, February 6, 10-11:30am

Where: Meet at Chinn Library, 13065 Chinn Park Drive, Woodbridge 22192

Chinn ParkHike leaders include representatives from PWCA, Sycamore Ridge HOA, and MidCounty Civic Association

Please join us for a tour of this well-loved community park that is currently proposed for conversion into a school.

We’ll use the hike/bike trail to walk through the 62-acre hardwood forest, which connects surrounding neighborhoods to each other and to community facilities. Along the way, we’ll look for birds and signs of wildlife, check out the Bluebird Trail, and talk about why parkland is important for wildlife and people.

RSVP and More Information: alliance@pwconserve.org, 703.499.4954

Walking Tour of Manassas

When: Sunday, February 28, 1-2:30pm

Where: Meet at Meet at Manassas Railroad Station

Chinn ParkThere is good news: the're doing land use planning the right way in downtown Manassas, in contrast to proposals for converting the Rural Area into suburban sprawl.

Come walk around and see the success of "smart growth" tied to transportation planning, and consider the potential for similar successful development elsewhere in the area. We'll stop for appetizers and drinks after the walk.

One hour tour, ends at 2:00pm and continue discussion at a warm coffee shop.

RSVP and More Information: alliance@pwconserve.org, 703.499.4954

Silver Lake Regional Park Hike

When: Sunday, March 13, 1-2:30pm

Where: Silver Lake Park, Silver Lake Road, Haymarket, VA, United States

Chinn ParkCome join us in our "leap into nature" at the start of Daylight Savings Time. Get out and see Mother Nature for a 90-minute casual two-mile hike.

March offers a chance to see patterns of tree branches without the cloak of leaves, to seek out vernal pools where amphibians breed, and to get some exercise in the fresh air.

Parking is across the dam and beyond Ronald Reagan Middle School, 16198 Silver Lake Road, Haymarket, VA 20169.

RSVP and More Information: alliance@pwconserve.org, 703.499.4954

Wildlife Garden Workdays at Merrimac Farm

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

 

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

Read more about Merrimac Farm Wildlife Management Area HERE.

 

Wildlife GardenThe Wildlife Gardens at Merrimac Farm is an ongoing project that 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 with a variety of tasks such as weeding, pruning, and watering to ensure that the garden continues to provide all of its services to the environment and the community.

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

We are so excited to see what the future of this garden holds, and hope that you will come out and join us to help keep our community beautiful!

Workday Schedule:

  • Saturday, April 9: 10:00am-12:30pm
  • Saturday, April 16: 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Tuesday, May 10: 10:00am-12:30pm
  • Sunday, May 15: 2:00pm-4:30pm
  • Saturday, May 28: 9:30am-11:00am
Bird Walks at Merrimac Farm

When: Sunday, February 28, 8am (the last Sunday of every month)

Where: 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 alliance@pwconserve.org.

 

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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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