Watershed Newsletter -November 2021-www.pwswcd.org

Neabsco Creek finally gets a Trash Trap!
Thanks to the support of Micron Technology Inc.

New Technological Approach in Addressing Trash in Prince William County's Waterways!
Neabsco Creek Installs First Trash Trap in Prince William County!
Wednesday, November 17th @ 10 a.m.

Special thanks to Micron Technology Inc. for supporting Prince William County Public Works in this great project.
Kudos to the efforts of the Woodbridge Potomac Communities Civic Association (WPCCA), Prince William Trails and Streams Coalition and all the Conservation District's Water Quality partners and volunteers for presenting convincing data in support of this great project in the community.

A dream come through for Lynda Silverstrand. Lynda is a Community Leader who for over 20 years has been very instrumental in addressing trash issues in this area. This led to the Woodbridge Potomac Communities Civic Association's (WPCCA) engagement with the Adopt-A-Stream program.
Lynda Silverstrand, Pioneer Community Leader- WPCCA
@ Neabsco Court -2016

The Conservation District joins the Public Works Department to celebrate this great community team work efforts and milestone. Thanks to the support of Micron Technology Inc.

Kudos to all the Conservation Distict's Water Quality volunteers, not leaving out volunteers who travelled across counties lines, and out of state ( Maryland) to support this conservation efforts.

Special thanks to the Prince William County Litter Crew Services for transporting the debris to the landfill after every cleanup event.

It is worth noting that this area of the Neabsco Creek has been an a significant trash mine in Prince William County.

Please join the Prince William County Public Works Department as it celebrates this breakthrough Trash Trap project

Ribbon Cutting Event: Wednesday, November 17th @ 10 a.m.
RSVP by Nov. 12 to [email protected] 
Location: Neabsco Eagles Park 15801 Neabsco Road; Woodbridge Virginia 22191

Some Past Neabsco Creek Cleanup vidoes:

Promote Science and Research around PWC Waterways with the 'Clean Swell' App!

Join the science community to promote citizen science, research and water quality awareness in Prince William County.

Explore the Clean Swell App provided by Ocean Conservancy and record your data from any cleanup location across Prince William County.
Get the free download "Clean Swell" App

Land Cleanup <Enter Group Name <: "PWSWCD"

Enter your data as you collect litter.
Have fun promoting Water Quality Awareness in PWC.
Get free cleanup supplies from the Conservation District

Water Quality Volunteers Make a Difference!

Together, We Can Make A Change!
To adopt a waterway or pond,

Marine Debris Project - Prince William Soil & Water Conservation District
To register for this event, please visit: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0a4ca8af2fa0fd0-bull1
Neabsco Boardwalk Cleanup
Saturday, November 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Community Educational Outreach:
"Trick or Trees" for healthy Soil and Water Quality

Special thanks to everyone who took part in this special educative 'Trick or Tree' event at Silver Lakes Park, Haymarket.
You Made a Difference in Our Waterways!

Adopt-A-Stream/Pond/River Program
  • Aurora Flight Sciences ( Cannon Branch)
  • Micron Technology Inc. (Broad Run Watershed)
  • Freedom High School Ecological Society (Neabsco Watershed)
  • Friends of the Occoquan ( Occoquan River)
16 volunteers pulled 9 tires and a truckload of general household trash from the Cannon Branch helping to improve the quality of the local waterway.
Kudos to Micron Technology Inc. for coming out again to cleanup a +1mile adopted site along the Broad Broad/Pipper Lane, off Nokesville Road.
Kudos to the Freedom High School Ecological Society for promoting more awareness on plastic pollution in Prince William County waterways for the future generation!
A big Thank You to 389 River Heroes who volunteered for FOTO's Fall Cleanup
Adopt-A -Stream/Pond Program Gets A New Partner
Welcome to The Clean Water Project (Occoquan Watershed, Hooes Run)
More Volunteers Needed for the Chemical Monitoring program
Thanks to all the amazing Conservation District Water Quality Monitors and volunteers.

With the mission to promote clean waterways in PWC, the District gets an additional professional YSI water meter to collect chemical data in PWC waterways.
This program follows the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) data standards and supports the Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Cooperative (CMC) database with the following parameters; conductivity, pH, temperature, Dissolved Oxygen (DO) and turbidity.

Become a Citizen Scientist under the Conservation District and promote the Biological and Chemical monitoring programs .

For more information, contact [email protected]
'One-Time-Pond Cleanup' Program
The Conservation District Adds a New Water Quality program
This new 'One-Time-Pond Cleanup" program under the Conservation District is an add-on to the water quality programs to prevent the transformation of Prince William County stormwater ponds into trash mines.

Stormwater ponds cleanup is a great challenge especially with vegetation. The 'One-Time-Pond Cleanup' program will promote and support more ponds cleanup in PWC in the fall and spring.

Volunteers can now impact the ecological health of any pond of interest in the fall or spring. Join the Conservation District for a one-time pond cleanup with no other commitments.
The Conservation District is also working on getting kayak (s) to support the needs of this new program and its volunteers.
Biological Monitoring
Special Thanks to all the volunteers who took part at the Bull Run monitoring event.
Some upcoming Water Quality Events
Saturday, November 13
Bull Run Protectors Cleanup
- Costco Manassas/ Bull Run Shopping Center
Time: 9am -12 pm

To register for this event, please visit: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0a4ca8af2fa0fd0-bull1
Saturday, November 13
Neabsco Boardwalk Cleanup
Time: 9am -12 pm

To register for this event visit www.pwtsc.org 
Or -Follow this link :
Saturday, December 4
Rocking Around The Boardwalk
Time: 3 -5 pm
Thursday, December 9, 2021 via zoom webinar
Virginia Stormwater and Litter Workshop

Morning session: 10 AM to Noon
Afternoon session: 1 PM to 3:30 PM
Registration is now open for the annual Virginia Stormwater and Litter Workshop. It is FREE to attend, but pre-registration is required.

Registration fee: Free

    Clean Virginia Waterways of Longwood University
    Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program
    ​Virginia Lakes & Watersheds Association 
    Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
To register this cleanup visit:
Thanks again for making a difference!
Prince William Soil & Water Conservation District is funded by Prince William County Public Works Department, Stormwater Management Branch, and through financial and administrative assistance provided by the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board, and the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Soil and Water Conservation.
Programs, activities and employment opportunities are available to all people regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, or political affiliation. Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
PWSWCD,  8850 Rixlew Lane , Manassas, VA 20109, Ph.: 571-379-7514 ,Fax: 571-379-8305