MAY 2019
 NEWSLETTER
ANNOUNCEMENTS
70-ACRE HERON ROOKERY DEDICATED TO COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
On May 1, we celebrated the dedication of our 70-acre Great Blue Heron rookery along the Potomac Creek in Stafford County to the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). Crow’s Nest Natural Area Preserve is one of the most significant undeveloped natural areas in Northern Virginia and our partnership with DCR and Stafford County Government is just another step forward in improving the connectivity of Crow’s Nest while protecting the ecological integrity of the wetland for generations to come. The Heron Rookery site at Crow’s Nest will now be monitored year-round by DCR in consultation with us. Read more...
CANOE & KAYAK CLEANUP - JUNE 8, 2019
Join us on June 8 for a canoe/kayak cleanup at Hunting Creek in Alexandria, VA! The goal is to remove debris and trash from Hunting Creek - a tidal wetland which flows directly into the Potomac River and on to the Chesapeake Bay. A free cookout will take place after the cleanup for all attendees. Click here to learn more or RSVP.
IN THE COMMUNITY
BLUEBELL FESTIVAL AT MERRIMAC FARM
Our staff had a great time at the annual Bluebell Festival at Merrimac Farm hosted by Prince William Conservation Alliance! We enjoyed meeting festival-goers, seeing the beautiful Virginia Bluebells carpet the Cedar Run shoreline, and sharing information about NVCT with local residents. Thanks to everyone who stopped by!
LITTLE HUNTING CREEK INVASIVE PLANT PULL AND CLEANUP
Friends of Little Hunting Creek brought together community volunteers and local neighbors to clean up trash and remove invasive plants at several locations throughout Alexandria. NVCT staff members were able to beautify and remove harmful invasives from our conserved property on Little Hunting Creek! To stay up-to-date with upcoming volunteer events, visit nvct.org.
MASON NECK EAGLE FESTIVAL
On May 11, the annual Eagle Festival took place at Mason Neck State Park to celebrate Northern Virginia's natural history and promote stewardship of our local environment. NVCT staff enjoyed meeting and speaking with festival-goers about our work in the region and how community members can get involved with us. The family-friendly event offered eagle nest viewings, live mammal, reptile and raptor animal shows, hands-on educational opportunities and outdoor recreation activities with live music and local food vendors.
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