NVCT news. Photo contest deadline extended, a short survey, our CFC designation code, and calendar of events.
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 Saving Nearby Nature                         October 2017
ducks migrating
In Flight by Michelle Doss, 2016 Nearby Nature Photo Contest
News                                                                 NVCT is Saving Nearby Nature 
It's not too late to submit your photos! See our website, www.nvct.org for more. 
5-minute communications survey
Please take a moment to give us YOUR input 
Land trusts across the country are conducting a BRIEF, five-minute online survey about how we communicate with you and what is important to you. We need YOUR input. Please  CLICK HERE for the quick and easy survey. Your opinion matters to us and will help guide our future work. Thanks!
Share your vision of Nearby Nature
NVCT's 4th annual photo contest offers two categories for adults : The Land and Water Around Us and Urban Nature, and a separate youth category for those under 18.
See entry form and information on our website. Wonderful prizes for our winners are from Earth Treks, Earth Sangha, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Great American Restaurants, KH Art & Framing, Meadowlark Gardens, and Sugar Shack Donuts & Coffee. Enter by midnight, Oct. 31.  
Calendar                                                             Experience Nearby Nature 
Piedmont Memorial Overlook
Birds, Butterflies, and Blossoms on the Blue Ridge,
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 4-6 p.m., Paris, VA.
Join us for a program about managing your property for wildlife, biodiversity, and scenic beauty, located at Piedmont Memorial Overlook, a 50-acre mountaintop preserve, in Paris, VA. Sponsored by the Blue Ridge Conservation Alliance, NVCT, the Piedmont Environmental Council, and other organizations. Event is free, but reservations required at www.pecva.org/events.

Tour Oak Hill historic house and grounds,  
Oak Hill historic property
Saturday, Oct. 21, 12 to 4 p.m., Annandale 
Event sponsored by Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the Park Authority. Located at 4716 Wakefield Chapel Road, Annandale. Click here for more on the history of the house. 

The Health and Ecology of Hunting Creek,  
NVCT wetlands
Hunting Creek
Wed. Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m., Alexandria
Speaker is Dr. Kim de Mustert, George Mason University Department of Environmental Science and Policy. Program at Huntley Meadows Visitor Center, 3701 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria. See more about NVCT's Hunting Creek property at nvct.org/where-we-work/city-of-alexandria/
Successful cleanup of Hunting Creek tidal estuary 
Twenty people in 13 kayaks came out for NVCT's Kayak Cleanup along Hunting Creek. Thanks to the volunteers, and to Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg who stopped by.

How you can help                                           Support Nearby Nature
Remember NVCT during United Way, CFC open enrollment
United Way NCA
Designation Code #8933

CFC  _ 61757
CFC Designation Code #61757
We depend on supporters like you to help us do the work of link to donate page 
  Saving Nearby Nature. Thank you!
Please contact us with any questions about the Trust and our work
703-354-5093  |  4022-A Hummer Rd. Annandale, VA 22003  | email [email protected]