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Do Not Transport Firewood When Camping

Do Not Transport Firewood When Camping

From Fairfax County:

 

The warm days of summer are an excellent time for pitching a tent at Fairfax County Park Authority campsites in Lake Fairfax and Burke Lake Parks. While you’re there, remember the request that’s being made by park agencies throughout the region. Please don’t transport firewood out of Northern Virginia and, when camping outside this region, please use firewood from local sources rather than carrying it with you from Northern Virginia.

Hit the Trail

Hit the Trail

What would you expect a four-and-three-quarter-year-old to say at the end of a four-and-a-half-mile hike that she just finished using her own two feet? “What a wonderful day,” Sofi announced when we walked past the old Tavern (that I was wishing was still a tavern) at Great Falls National Park.

Riverbend Family Adventure Offers Nearby Overnight Camping

Riverbend Family Adventure Offers Nearby Overnight Camping

From Fairfax County:

If you’ve been postponing that overnight trip to the woods because gas is so expensive or your schedule is full, consider an adventure closer to home. Families can enjoy a blazing campfire and night hike at Riverbend Park located in Great Falls, VA. Get away from it all right here with the Fairfax County Park Authority!

Volunteers Needs for Geese Management Program

Volunteers Needs for Geese Management Program

From Fairfax County:

        Help control our growing resident Canada geese population in Fairfax County!  Do you have nesting geese on your private or public property?  Would you like to manage these geese due to public safety, human health, or environmental impact concerns?

            Volunteers are needed for the Geese Management Program in April and May. Come join the Fairfax County Wildlife Biologist and participating stakeholders. Volunteers will learn to use a safe and humane technique (addling) to manage resident geese populations. Addling is a simple process applying corn oil on eggs to prevent embryo development.

Volunteers Sought for Park Authority’s Watershed Cleanup Day

Volunteers Sought for Park Authority’s Watershed Cleanup Day

From Fairfax County:

From 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, 2011 help clean up streams in your community's parks during the 23rd Annual Potomac Watershed Cleanup Day. Individuals, students, families, scouts and other groups can help remove tires, bed springs, bottles, cans, and other myriad debris from local waterways. Boots with sturdy soles are recommended. Wear old clothes and bring gloves. Trash bags and appreciation will be provided.

To reserve a section of the watershed, please contact a park from the list below.

Park Authority Programs Explore The Night Skies

Park Authority Programs Explore The Night Skies

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

Put your eyes to the skies in the dark this spring.

 

Join local astronomers and search for planets, moons, star nurseries and clusters during Fairfax County Park Authority astronomy programs.

Naturalist Corner Provides Fun During School Holiday

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

You can entertain and educate the kids during the public school holiday at Hidden Oaks Nature Center’s Naturalist Corner.  Celebrate winter with a bevy of crafts, learning stations and demonstrations from 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday, January 31, 2011, and at 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 1.