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Rain barrel raffle
Win a 60-gallon rain barrel hand-painted by local artist James Gallagher!!

Tickets are $5/each or 5 for $20... available now and at the Bluebell Festival.

Contact us to purchase tickets. 703.490.5200, alliance@

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Bluebell Festival at Merrimac Farm WMA
Saturday, April 11 2020, from 10:00am to 4:00pm, directions
Family-friendly, free of charge.

Please check back for information on the 2022 Festival

Bluebells at Merrimac FarmPlease join us on Saturday, April 11, to welcome spring, celebrate nature close to home and view the fabulous Virginia Bluebells that carpet the Cedar Run shoreline for nearly a mile.

Meet local organizations and people who are working to improve our community. With some of the best Northern Virginia naturalists leading tours and activities, we're looking forward to a special day at an outstanding natural area. Family-friendly and free of charge.

2020 Tour Schedule!

10:00 am

Dave Larson
Candice Lowther

Birding the Bluebell Trail


Charlie Grymes
PW Conservation Alliance

Floodplain Ecology


Judy Gallagher
VA Master Naturalists

Bees & other pollinators that make wildflowers possible

11:00 am

Kevin Parker
PW Conservation Alliance

A Home for Every Bird

11:20 am

Bill Olson
Rob Orison
Historic PW/PWCA

History in the woods at the Green Level Cemetery

11:40 am

Julie Flanagan
New Earth Photography

Native trees, forest ecosystems

12:00 pm

Rachel Habig Myers
PW Conservation Alliance

Easy Winter Tree ID

12:20 pm

Valerie Huelsman
PWC Forest Pest Mgt.

How do bugs affect forest health?

12:40 pm

Eli Hosen
PW Conservation Alliance

People in the woods

1:00 pm

Jim Klackowicz
Friends of Leesylvania State Park

Riparian Ecosystems

1:20 pm

Larry Meade
NoVA Bird Club

Things that fly -- Birds, butterflies and dragonflies

1:40 pm

Nancy Vehrs

Woodland wildflowers and other native plants

2:00 pm

Tom Dombrowski
PWC Watershed Mgt.

Wetlands are for Bluebells

2:20 pm

Kinner Ingram
VA Dept. of Forestry

Floodplain Forests

3:00 pm

Tom Thraller
Virginia Master Naturalists

Bluebirds and Beyond

Sponsored by Prince William Conservation Alliance and Virginia Dept. of Game & Inland Fisheries with support from Marine Corps Base Quantico

Dress right!Appropriate attire for Merrimac Farm is always sturdy shoes and long pants, no matter the season. Tuck your pants into your socks to help keep bugs out.

Click HERE to read more about Merrimac Farm.

Good Grubbin Food Truck
Food truck opens 11am.


New Earth Photography

Never Lost Art

Virginia Dept. of Game & Inland Fisheries Virginia Dept. of Game & Inland Fisheries
MCB QuanticoMCB Quantico Natural Resources
PWCAPrince William Conservation Alliance
PWWSPrince William Wildflower Society/VNPS
Bull Run Mountain ConservancyBull Run Mountain Conservancy
PWC Forest Pest Mgt.Sierra Club
Virginia Chapter
VA Bluebird Society
Virginia Bluebird Society
PWC Forest Pest Mgt.PWC Forest Pest Management

PWSWCDPrince William Soil & Water Conservation District

NatureBridgePrince William Regional Beekeepers Association
VCE PW Master GardenersVCE PW Master Gardeners