We hope you enjoy this issue of Saving Nearby Nature from the Northern Virginia Conservation Trust . Let us know if you have any questions or suggestions.

        Northern Virginia Conservation Trust

     Saving Nearby Nature                          March 2017
Another year of saving nearby nature!
NVCT was incorporated on March 15, 1994
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It's not too late to RSVP!
Connecting a love of food to the land
Join us for a lunch event that makes the connection between the food we adore and the land we love. The featured speaker is Cathal Armstrong, chef of Restaurant Eve in Alexandria, and a leader in local farm-to-table efforts.

Thursday, March 30
11:30-1:15 p.m.
Tysons Corner Marriott
(8028 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner)
Tickets $75

The lunch will also honor nine dedicated landowners who have conserved their land--including working farms--for generations to come.
Click here to register or see our website, www.nvct.org 
Volunteer opportunities in April
See our volunteer page for more information on each event 
Last year's Annandale cleanup netted about 1,000 pounds of trash

Sat., April 8: Invasives removal at Salona, the last of a series of cleanups at this historic property in McLean.Sponsored by NVCT and Fairfax Master Naturalists.

Sat., April 8: Potomac River Watershed Cleanup on Little Hunting Creek, including on NVCT's conserved property along the creek. The cleanup is sponsored by the Friends of Little Hunting Creek, and this section will include work from the water and on dry land.

Sun., April 23: Potomac River Watershed Cleanup at Annandale Community Park, sponsored by NVCT. Trash cleanup, 9 a.m. to noon, 4030 Hummer Rd., Annandale. For ages 14 to adult, and 7-13 if a parent is present. Work in the park and/or in the stream, a shallow stem of Accotink Creek.Let us know if you can help that day.
NVCT's Annual Report celebrates the region
Saving Nearby Nature Across the Region is the theme of our 2016 annual report, available online at joomag, or in hard copy by request. The report offers a snapshot of how NVCT's work spans both urban and rural areas in a thriving, but rapidly changing area.

Take a look at our new properties in the fiscal year, our activities throughout the year, and our honor roll of contributors and land donors.

It's #TREEmendousApril throughout Earth Month  
Last year we collected favorite shots of trees on Facebook and we'd like to do more this year. We'll be posting on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/nvct.org and we invite you to join in. Post or tweet your tree photosusing the hashtag #TREEmendousApril. Or email us your favorites and we'll include the pix on our page. The key to social media is to reach beyond our own circle, so please encourage your colleagues, family and friends to share! Thanks to those who have already "liked" our posts. Check out our Facebook page throughout April--you don't need your own Facebook account to view the page.  
NVCT conserves Alexandria wetlands and its bird habitat 
The Trust's newest property is a 2-acre wetlands in Alexandria, located where Cameron Run and Little Hunting Creek meet before flowing into the Potomac River. It is a highly developed area, and sandwiched between major freeways and an apartment complex under construction. The site is listed as an eBird "Hotspot," with more than 100 different bird species observed in the immediate vicinity.
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]