- Foster environmental awareness, education, and enhance recreational use;
- Reduce storm runoff and its effects; restore habitats, preserve land; and
- Enlist broad-based public and organization participation and support.
The Friends of Accotink Creek are Stream Superheroes
Friends of Accotink Creek as one of the most engaged Stream Superheroes in the Washington Metro area. They hold quarterly Biological Stream Monitoring events each year that are open to the public (the next event is September 10 9:30-11:30am), as well as reaching out to residents along the Accotink Creek watershed on a frequent bases about other programs of interest. See calendar Friends of Accotink Creek is a volunteer organization restoring Accotink Creek to enhance enjoyment of biking, fishing, jogging, walking and bird watching along a major portion of the Cross County Trail. Accotink Creek runs through one of the finest wildlife corridors in Fairfax County. Accotink Creek passes through Eakin, Wakefield, Lake Accotink and Accotink Stream Valley Parks; Ft. Belvoir and the Accotink Bay Wildlife Refuge, then drains into the Potomac River, affecting waters of Chesapeake Bay. The Friends of Accotink Creek, are committed to protecting, promoting and restoring the water quality, natural habitat, and ecological well-being of the Accotink Creek watershed. They intend to:ANS would like to recognize
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