Water Quality Program Events
aturday, March 7
Water Quality Monitoring - Powells Creek, Woodbridge
10 am- 12.30 pm
Join Buck Arvin and the Merrimac Master Naturalist Team in monitoring the Powell’s Creek in the Montclair area. Residents are welcome to come support the data collection of this stream and learn more about the water quality in their local stream.
Saturday, March 7
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Neabsco Eagles Park, 15801 Neabsco Road, Woodbridge, VA 22191
We’re planning another cleanup of Neabsco Creek and Neabsco Eagles Park on Saturday, March 7, 2020. Volunteers needed for this trash cleanup! Please click here to register. Partners for this event are the Woodbridge Potomac Communities Civic Association and the PW Soil & Water Conservation District. Meet at Neabsco Eagles Park, 15801 NEABSCO RD, WOODBRIDGE, VA 22191 Contact
Saturday, March 7
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Locations: Two locations
Clean up on Land
Rippon Landing Park 15125 Blackburn Rd. Woodbridge, VA 22191
Clean up by Wate
r Potomac Boat Rentals 16205 Neabsco Rd. Woodbridge, VA 22191
oin REI as part of this big Neabsco Creek cleanup at the boardwalk area. kayaks are available for water cleanup at the above address.
This 3/4 mile long, 10’ wide, elevated boardwalk includes a two-story observation deck so that you can walk across the wetlands to see one of the most beautiful natural settings in Prince William County. The Boardwalk is located just 10 minutes from your neighborhood Co-op. To register please visit
for more information
Saturday, April 4
Water Quality Monitoring- North Fork Broad Run in Gainesville
10.30 am- 12.30 pm
Links Pond Circle
turday, March 14
Stream Cleanup Costco Manassas, Bull Run Watershed-Phase 6
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
10671 Sudley Manor Drive. VA 20109
Join the Merrimac Farm Master Naturalists, "Friends of the Square", Keep Prince William Beautiful and other PW County businesses and partners to keep the stream corridor near the Bull Run Shopping Center clean under the Districts Adopt-A-Stream program.
To register for this event, please visit:
April 14 and 17
NVCC Students Water Quality /Watershed Experience
Manassas Campus Environmental Science Students – Bull Run Watershed.
Thursday, March 19
Water Quality Monitoring: Canon Branch;
Good News for Home-School Students!
9 am - 11.30 pm
10600 Harry J. Parrish Boulevard
, VA 20110.
The District's Water Quality Monitoring programs now has established a new site for Home-School Students who would like to learn more about water quality monitoring in PWC.
Join Certified Monitor; Diane Behm at this newly adopted beautiful site on Cannon Branch ne
ar the Manassas Airport for more water quality awareness.
For more information about the event please contact Diane Behm:
Sunday, March 22
Water Quality Monitoring: Airport Creek in Lake Ridge, Occoquan Watershed
11 a.m. -
Near Salemtown Dr. Woodbridge Virginia 22192
parking is just past Mojave Lane on Springwoods Drive (look for the Water Quality Event sign).
Join Janis Cook at this beautiful adopted site in the Lake Ridge area for water quality monitoring experience.
Saturday, April 18
Occoquan River Cleanup by Friends of Occoquan (FOTO) and Prince William Trails and Streams Coalition (PWTSC)
9am - noon/ 2 p.m. respectively
Please join in this big County cleanup event!. Do not miss this big community driven event in support of the 25th Potomac
Watershed cleanup initiatives.
To Participate with Friends of the Occoquan (FOTO),
Spring Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup with Alice Ferguson Foundation
Spring Cleanup be part of the 32nd Big Event!
Are you a Prince William County residents who wants to impact the community for just a
This opportunity is for you! pick any
time or date that will work for your nearby stream or pond cleanup event.
Register your site under Prince William County with the Alice Ferguson Foundation and pickup your cleanup supplies at the District office ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
call 301 292 5665
April 15, 16 & 17
Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience (MWEE) programs
9am - 2pm
Windy Knoll Farm, 11602 Kettle Run Rd. Nokesville, VA 20181
Volunteers are needed!
Kids will gain education on the importance of watersheds, soil types and their components, the relationship between soil and water and how human impact them.
As Virginia Standards of Learning to promote stewardship in our communities, these students will in general be groomed with responsible citizenship ethics. Students love and enjoy this program!
Saturday, April 25
Water Quality Monitoring - Broad Run Watershed
10 am -12.30 pm
Broad Run - Occoquan River Tributary
Parking: Victory Elementary School :12001 Tygart Lake Bristow, VA 20136
Join Sonnie Coffey at this beautiful site in the Broad Run watershed which forms a major portion of the Occoquan River. Come learn about the benthic macro invertebrates and how they interpret the health of streams for more water quality awareness.
RSVP to Sonnie at
Sunday, April 26
Water Quality Monitoring: James S. Long Park - Catharpin, Bull Run Watershed
Noon - 2 pm
James S. Long Park, 4603 James Madison Hwy (Rt. 15) Haymarket, VA 20169
Parking: Old Library parking lot (first right past the horse field).
Join Elaine Wilson, one of the District's pioneer/certified monitor and her team for fall monitoring at this beautiful site in the Catharpin Creek in the Gainesville area. This site has some outstanding critters that are unique only to this site. STEM kids are welcome. Spots are limited.
Tuesday, April 28
Stream Monitoring: Prince William Forest Park/ Quantico Creek
18100 Park Headquarters Road, Triangle, VA 22172 (GPS guide)
Parking Lot A on Scenic Drive. (From Main Park Entrance, turn left onto Scenic Drive and go all the way until you cross the Scenic Bridge).
Prince William Forest Park protects a large portion of the Quantico Creek; a watershed which scientists use as the water quality benchmark in Prince William County.
Join Larry Heath and Professor Meyering of Virginia Community College, Woodbridge campus to learn more about water quality for more awareness.
Save the Dates!
Saturday, May 30
Chemical Monitoring Volunteers Training with Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Coorperative ( CMC)
Time : 10 am
Come learn more about the new District Chemical Monitoring program and the Chesapeake Bay chemical monitoring database with the Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative.
For more information contact;
Saturday, August 8
NOVA Water Quality Monitors Certification Training
9 a.m. - 3 p.m
This event is jointly organized by the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District and the Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District and is open to anyone aspiring to become a Certified Stream Monitor. Once certified, a monitor can adopt a stream to monitor biannually or quarterly. The certification/training follows the Virginia Save Our Streams (SOS) monitoring protocol and the data collected is sent to the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
To register and for more information, please contact