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Stewardship Virginia Events

  • 04/26/2014. Cleanup at Claytor Lake from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. DCR/Claytor Lake State Park. Contact Matt Wright, (540) 643-2500, matthew.wright@dcr.virginia.gov.
  • 04/26/2014. Tree Planting at the park from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. DCR/First Landing State Park. Contact Jennifer Huggins, (757) 412-2306, jennifer.huggins@dcr.virginia.gov.
  • 04/26/2014. Come and help at the park by cleaning out duck boxes, cleaning up debris and helping with trail maintenance projects. Bring your group, or join another during the months of April and May. You can also contact the park to schedule a project geared to the interests of your group. DCR/Hungary Mother State Park. Contact Tanya Hall, (276) 781-7415, tanya.hall@dcr.virginia.gov.
  • 04/26/2014. Volunteers will meet at the park office at 10:30 a.m. to plant trees. DCR/Powhatan State Park. Contact Krista Weatherford, (804) 598-7145, Krista.Weatherford@dcr.virginia.gov.
  • 04/26/2014. Earth week planting at the Shenandoah River State Park Visitor Center at 10:00 a.m. DCR/Virginia State Parks. Contact Jennifer Saik, (540) 622-6840, jennifer.saik@dcr.virginia.gov.
  • 04/26/2014. Earth Week Stewardship Virginia Cleanup at Lake Anna State Park. Volunteers will work from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. DCR/Virginia State Parks. Contact Lauri Schular, (540) 854-6245, lauri.schular@dcr.virginia.gov.
  • 04/26/2014. Friends of the Museum will celebrate spring with volunteers from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Friends of the Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park. Contact Aaron Davis, (276) 523-1322, aaron.davis@dcr.virginia.gov.
  • 04/26/2014. Tree Planting and landscaping at the park. Volunteers will meet at 10:30 a.m. Powhatan State Park. Contact Krista Weatherford, (804) 598-7148, krista.weatherford@dcr.virginia.gov.
  • 04/27/2014. Stream monitoring and trail cleanup at the Chapman DeMary Trail, which runs along the South Fork Catoctin Creek in Purcellville. This event is part of the Nature Generation's continuing Trail to Water Quality efforts on the Chapman DeMary Trail. Volunteers will meet at the Chapman DeMary trail behind the building at 205 East Hirst Road, Purcellville at 1:00 p.m. The Nature Generation. Contact Amie Ware, (540) 668-7738, aware@natgen.org.
  • 04/29/2014. Help cleanup around the park. Meet at the park office at 9:00 a.m. DCR/Pocahontas State Park. Contact Steve Gregory, (804) 796-4255, steve.gregory@dcr.virginia.gov.
  • 05/01/2014. Take Back the Forest (invasive species removal)project will continue from May 1, 2014 through May 30, 2014 at the Fairfax County Park Authority parks. Fairfax County Park Authority. Contact Erin Stockschlaeder, (703) 324-8681, erin.stockschlaeder@fairfaxcounty.gov.
  • 05/01/2014. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Reston! Accepting electronics, paper for shredding, CFL bulbs, and more that can be recycled and put to good use. Reston Town Center, 11900 Market Street, Reston, VA 20190 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Reston Town Center. Contact Carol Nahorniak, (703) 476-9377, carol@myerspr.com.
  • 05/03/2014. Invasive Removal Day from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. DCR/Belle Isle State Park. Contact Charlene Talcott, (804) 462-5030, charlene.talcott@dcr.virginia.gov.
  • 05/03/2014. Get outdoors and join in the fun at the park with many volunteer opportunities during Stewardship Virginia. Contact the park during April and May to help with stewardship projects for the spring. DCR/Hungary Mother State Park. Contact Tanya Hall, (276) 781-7415, tanya.hall@dcr.virginia.gov.
  • 05/03/2014. Take Pride in Smith Mountain Lake Day. Volunteers will meet at the boat ramp to do some spring cleaning from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Pre-register at http://sml.us.com./environmental/protect-sml. For additional information, also call 540-721-4400. Smith Mountain Lake State Park. Contact Jeanette Lawler, (540) 297-5998.
  • 05/10/2014. Cleanup at the boat launch area from 9:00 a.m. until noon. Douthat State Park. Contact Katie Graham, (540) 862-8100.

Past events

  • 09/11/2012. Volunteers will meet at Chippokes State Park for a trail, beach and roadside cleanup from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Chippokes State Park. Contact Rob Dewing, (757) 294-0705, jennica.walker@dcr.virginia.gov.
  • 09/11/2012. National Day of Service/Day of Remembrance. Help clean and improve the trails at Belle Isle. Bring water and hiking shoes/boots. Participants should be 10 years or older and accompanied by an adult. Meet at Belle Isle State Park in Lancaster from 9:00 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. DCR/Belle Isle State Park. Contact Charlene Talcott, (804) 462-5030.
  • 09/11/2012. National Day of Service/Day of Remembrance. Volunteers will meet from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. to cleanup the beach and go on a fishing excursion. Registration is required. DCR/False Cape State Park. Contact Cameron Swain, (757) 412-7128.
  • 09/11/2012. National Day of Service/Day of Remembrance. Help spruce up First Landing State Park from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Pre-registration is encouraged by calling 757-412-2306. DCR/First Landing State Park. Contact Jennifer Huggins, (757) 412-2306, Jennifer.Huggins@dcr.virginia.gov.
  • 09/11/2012. Panhandle Multi-Use Trail Clean-up. Volunteers will work from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. DCR/Occoneechee State Park. Contact Amanda Wagstaff, (434) 374-2210, Occoneechee@dcr.virginia.gov.
  • 09/11/2012. Panhandle Multi-Use Trail Cleanup at Occoneechee S.P. in Clarksville. Volunteers will meet at the Trailhead from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. DCR/Occoneechee State Park. Contact Amanda Wagstaff, (434) 374-2210.
  • 09/11/2012. National Day of Service/Day of Remembrance. Volunteers will meet at York River S.P. to help beautify the Arboretum from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. DCR/York River State Park. Contact John Gresham, (757) 566-3036.
  • 09/11/2012. National Day of Service/Day of Remembrance will be held at Kiptopeke State Park from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. to help clean and improve the trails. Kiptopeke State Park. Contact Daniel Jordan, (757) 331-2267.
  • 09/29/2012. Volunteers will meet at Pickett Road Bridge from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., Barkley Dr. Bridge from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. and Old Lee Hwy. from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. to cleanup Accotink Creek. Friends of Accotink Creek. Contact Philip Latasa, (703) 400-1492.
  • 10/06/2012. Volunteers will cleanup the Appomattox River in Farmville and Prince Edward County from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Friends of the Appomattox River. Contact Lee Woodruff, (804) 786-5056.
  • 10/14/2012. Volunteers will meet at the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Boat Ramp to cleanup the Maury River in Buena Vista. Blue Ridge StreamSavers. Contact Jason Fuller, (540) 261-3668, upperjamescats@yahoo.com.
  • 10/16/2012. Hometown Strasburg, Inc. working with Signal Knob Middle School FFA will cleanup Town Run from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Volunteers will meet at Town Hall, Strasburg. Hometown Strasburg. Contact Carla Wallen, (540) 465-8793, sghouse@shentel.net.
  • 10/20/2012. Volunteers will pick up trash along 15 miles of river bank at Old Mill Park in Fredericksburg from 9:00 a.m. until noon. Friends of the Rappahannock. Contact Hannah von Oeyen, (540) 373-3448.
  • 03/15/2013. Volunteers will plant redbud trees and mulch flower beds in the Southern Virginia Botanical Gardens, South Boston, Virginia. Halifax 4-H Stewardship Club. Contact Bonnie Phillips, (804) 786-5056, bonnie.phillips@dcr.virginia.gov.
  • 03/16/2013. Reforestation on the banks of the Rappahannock River. Fredericksburg/Rappahannock Chapter of the Izaak Walton League. Contact Mike Sullivan, (717) 756-6435.
  • 04/06/2013. Adopt-A-Highway cleanup. Fred/Rappahannock chapter, Izaak Walton League. Contact Miek Sullivan, (717) 756-6435, mjs2516@comcast.net.
  • 04/06/2013. Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup. Fredericksburg/Rappahannock Chapter, Izaak Walton league. Contact Mike Sullivan, (717) 756-6435.
  • 04/07/2013. Reed Creek Tire Round-up from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Gateway Streetscape Foundation, Inc.. Contact Lizz Stanley, (276) 634-4674, estanley@co.henry.va.us.
  • 04/11/2013. Halifax County 4th graders will attend stations at the Southern Virginia Botanical Gardens to learn about plants, soils and stewardship of our natural resources. Halifax County Cooperative Extension and DCR. Contact Sonya Furgurson, (434) 476-2147, sonyaf@vt.edu.
  • 04/12/2013. Halifax County 4th graders will attend stations at the Southern Virginia Botanical Gardens to learn about plants, soils and stewardship of our natural resources. Halifax County Cooperative Extension and DCR. Contact Sonya Furgurson, (434) 476-2147, sonyaf@vt.edu.
  • 04/13/2013. Clean Valley Day from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Clean Valley Council. Contact Daniel Harrison, (540) 345-5523, daniel@cleanvalley.org.
  • 04/13/2013. Earth Day/Arbor Day Tree Distribution. Frederick County Recycling. Contact Gloria Puffinburger, (540) 665-5643, gpuffinb@co.frederick.va.us.
  • 04/13/2013. Cleanup from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Accotink Creek at the Fullerton Road Bridge. Cleanup from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Accotink Creek at the Franconia-Springfield Parkway Bridge. Cleanup from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Accotink Creek at the Telegraph Road Bridge. Friends of Accotink Creek. Contact Philip Latasa, (703) 400-1492, steward@accotink.org.
  • 04/13/2013. Tree planting in nursery for summer to be transplanted in Fall in riparian corridors. Gateway Streetscape Foundation, Inc.. Contact Lizz Stanley, (276) 634-4674, estanley@co.henry.va.us.
  • 04/14/2013. Reed Creek Tire Rounup along Mill Creek Road from 1:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Gateway Streetscape Foundation, Inc.. Contact Lizz Stanley, (276) 634-4674, estanley@co.henry.va.us.
  • 04/18/2013. Litter pickup around the school and planting for nectar loving insects. DCR & Halifax County Middle School. Contact Bonnie Phillips, (804) 786-5056, bonnie.phillips@dcr.virginia.gov.
  • 04/20/2013. Celebrate Earth Day and Art at Caledon. Each year tons of trash wash up on our shoreline. Participants will help us clean up the beach and then use that trash to build a unique piece of art. Judges will pick winners for some cool prizes. Work in team or by yourself. part of the Stewardship Virginia program, each participant will get a certificate signed by the Governor. Co-sponsored by the Fredericksburg Center fro Creative Arts. DCR/Caledon State Park. Contact Sammy Zambon, (540) 663-3861, Sammy.Zambon@dcr.virginia.gov.
  • 04/20/2013. Dedicate your time to make a difference today! Come and participate in our Stewardship Virginia Cove Cleanup. We will break at noon for lunch. Rubber gloves and trash bags will be provided and participants are asked to dress in pants and wear closed toed shoes. Meet at Claytor Lake State Park at the VDGIF boat launch off of Bear Drive from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. DCR/Claytor Lake State Park. Contact India Crowder, (540) 643-2500.
  • 04/20/2013. Installing recycling bin array from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. DCR/Fairystone State Park. Contact Billy Whitlow, (276) 930-2424.
  • 04/20/2013. It's Easy Being Green Series: Earth Day Program at shelter #1 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. DCR/Holliday Lake State Park. Contact Alison Weddle, (434) 248-6308, alison.weddle@dcr.virginia.gov.
  • 04/20/2013. Bring your shovels and pitchforks and join us in creating a babitat for monarch butterflies. Learn about host plants, nectar plants and how these plants play a role in their life cycles. Volunteers will meet at the Clover Visitor Center at 10:30 a.m. DCR/Staunton River Battlefield State Park. Contact Jennifer Duffey, (434) 454-4312, jennifer.duffey@dcr.virginia.gov.
  • 04/20/2013. Tree Planting. Fredericksburg/Rappahannock Chapter, Izaak Walton League. Contact Mike Sullivan, (717) 756-6435.
  • 04/20/2013. Cleanup Accotink Creek. Friends of Accotink Creek. Contact Philip Latasa, (703) 400-1492, steward@accotink.org.
  • 04/20/2013. Cleanup the river. Friends of the Appomattox River. Contact Lee Woodruff, (434) 392-6531.
  • 04/20/2013. Smith River Cleanup from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Gateway Streetscape Foundation. Contact Lizz Stanley, (276) 634-4674, estanley@co.henry.va.us.
  • 04/20/2013. Community Cleanup. Keep Bristol Beautiful. Contact Kathy Lowdermilk, (423) 989-4872, klowdermilk@bristolchamber.org.
  • 04/20/2013. Tasker Lake cleanup at noon. Volunteers should meet at the Bowman Library, Tasker Road in Stephens City. Spiral Grove Youth Group. Contact Phenix Hearn, (540) 868-2664, herkgirl@shentel.net.
  • 04/20/2013. Annual Spring 2013 Park Cleanup Day Event. Volunteers will work at the Mariners' Museum Park and Noland Trail at 100 Museum Drive, Newport News, Virginia 23606, from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Volunteers will help with a shoreline cleanup, repair erosion along trail areas, clean drainage structures, and remove storm deadfall from wooded areas. The Mariners' Museum - Grounds Department. Contact Dave Kennedy, (757) 591-7737.
  • 04/21/2013. Tire Roundup on Reed Creek off Mill Creek Rd. Gateway Streetscape Foundation. Contact Lizz Stanley, (276) 634-4674, estanley@co.henry.va.us.
  • 04/21/2013. Stewardship project at Shenandoah River State Park, 350 Daughter of Stars Drive, Bentonville, VA 22610. Spruce up the visitor center by weeding out invasive plants and beautifying the landscape. Meet at the visitor center at 11:00 a.m. Shenandoah River State Park Visitor Center. Contact Jennifer Saik, (540) 622-6840, Jennifer.Saik@dcr.virginia.gov.
  • 04/22/2013. 800 sq. ft. Monarch butterfly garden. York County Monarch Initiative. Contact Deane Gordon, (215) 837-0930, deanegor@gmail.com.
  • 04/22/2013. Planting of a Monarch Waystation. York/Poquoson VCE. Contact Barbara Dunbar, (757) 880-8875, twotac@cox.net.
  • 04/23/2013. Planting Monarch Initiative Butterfly Gardens at Waller Mill Elementary School. Virginia Master Naturalists. Contact Patty Maloney, (757) 253-7817, maloney3013@aol.com.
  • 04/27/2013. First Landing Tree Army from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. First Landing State Park. Contact Jennifer Huggins, (757) 412-2306, Jennifer.Huggins@dcr.virginia.gov.
  • 04/27/2013. Cleanup Accotink Creek. Friends of Accotink Creek. Contact Phiip Latasa, (703) 400-1492, steward@accotink.org.
  • 04/27/2013. Celebrate Earth Day with Fairfax County and NVRPA by planting trees at Occoquan Regional Park, 9751 Ox Dr., Lorton, VA 20124. Call (703) 674-7847. Rain date is 4/28/13. Help the Chesapeake Bay - Buy Bayfriendly car tags! Friends of the Occoquan. Contact H. Vanegas, (703) 624-7124, foto@friendsoftheoccoquan.org;.
  • 04/27/2013. Occoquan River Cleanup Day! you can make a difference. Help preserve one of our region's most important natural resources. Saturday 9am to 12 noon. Refreshments provided. Locations: Lake Ridge Marina - (703) 724-6659 Town of Occoquan - (703) 491-1911x11 Bull Run Marina - (703) 887-1124 Fountainhead Park - (703) 624-7124 Friends of the Occoquan. Contact H. Vanegas, (703) 624-7124, foto@friendsoftheoccoquan.org;.
  • 04/27/2013. Household Hazardous Waste Day (Collection). PSA Shop Building, VA57, across from Bassett Office Supply from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Gateway Streetscape Foundation. Contact Lizz Stanley, (276) 634-4674, estanley@co.henry.va.us.
  • 05/04/2013. Meet at Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster, VA 22503 from 9:00 a.m. until noon to remove invasive species. Belle Isle State Park. Contact Charlene Talcott, (804) 462-5030, Charlene.Talcott@dcr.virginia.gov.
  • 05/04/2013. Volunteers will meet at the park at 10:00 a.m. to plant trees. DCR/Bear Creek Lake State Park. Contact Tom Kneipp, (804) 492-4410, Tom.Kneipp@dcr.virginia.gov.
  • 05/04/2013. Cleanup Accotink Creek. Friends of Accotink Creek. Contact Philip Latasa, (703) 400-1492, steward@accotink.org.
  • 05/04/2013. 26th Annual Take Pride in Smith Mountain Lake. Volunteers will work at Smith Mountain Lake from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Tri-County Lake Administrative Commission. Contact Karen Henson, (540) 721-4400.
  • 05/07/2013. Native planting at Pocahontas State Park. Dominion Virginia Power & DCR/Pocahontas State Park. Contact Bonnie Phillips, (804) 786-5056, bonnie.phillips@dcr.virginia.gov.
  • 05/10/2013. Plant native flowers for nectar loving insects in the Southern Botanical Gardens. Halifax 4-H Stewardship Club. Contact Bonnie Phillips, (804) 786-5056, bonnie.phillips@dcr.virginia.gov.
  • 05/11/2013. Dan River Cleanup at the Danville Science Center from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Danville Science Center. Contact Adam Goebel, (434) 791-5160, agoebel@smv.org.
  • 05/11/2013. Regional Landfill Convenience Center will host an electronics recycling day from 7:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Frederick County Recycling. Contact Gloria Puffinburger, (540) 665-5643, gpuffinb@frederick.va.us.
  • 05/18/2013. Volunteers will meet at the Historic Port of Falmouth and clean the beach and park site from 8:00 a.m. until noon. Stafford County Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities. Contact Neil T. Sullivan, (540) 658-5114, nsullivan@staffordcountyva.gov.
  • 05/24/2013. Halifax County Middle School students will participate in a lake cleanup and stewardship day at Staunton River State Park. Halifax County Middle School, DCR & 4-H. Contact Bonnie Phillips, (804) 786-5056, bonnie.phillips@dcr.virginia.gov.
  • 05/30/2013. Adopt-A-Stream cleanup around Walker's Creek in Richmond. Virginia Dept. of Conservation & Recreation. Contact Bonnie Phillips, (804) 786-5056, bonnie.phillips@dcr.virginia.gov.
  • 06/08/2013. Volunteers will meet at 9:00 a.m. for an Adopt-A-Highway cleanup. Fredericksburg/Rappahannock Chapter of Izaak Walton. Contact Mike Sullivan, (717) 756-6435, mjs2516@comcast.net.
  • 08/27/2013. Cleanup picnic area Westmoreland State Park. Contact Bonnie Phillips, (804) 786-5056, bonnie.phillips@dcr.virginia.gov.
  • 09/02/2013. Cleanup and maintenance projects at Glen Maury Park. City of Buena Vista Parks and Recreation Department. Contact Ronnie Coffey, (540) 261-7321, park@buenavistavirginia.org.
  • 09/07/2013. Ongoing lake and trail cleanup at the Virginia Living Museum, Newport News. Volunteers will work from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. A training session will be conducted for all volunteers. Virginia Living Museum, Newport News, VA. Contact Sonya Marker, (757) 534-7428, volunteer2@thevlm.org.
  • 09/14/2013. Regional Electronics Recycling. Landfill's Citizens' Convenience Center from 7:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Frederick County Recycling. Contact Gloria Puffinburger, (804) 786-5056, gpuffinb@fcva.us.
  • 09/14/2013. James River Regional Cleanup James River Advisory Committee. Contact Kim Conley, (804) 748-1567.
  • 09/21/2013. Opportunities for waterway cleanups are listed under: http://www.longwood.edu/cleanva/CleanupEvents2013.html. Coastal Cleanup. Contact Katie Register, (434) 395-2602.
  • 09/27/2013. Environmental Education Stations at the State Fair of Virginia from 9/27/13 until 10/6/13. Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. Contact Bonnie Phillips, (804) 786-5056, bonnie.phillips@dcr.virginia.gov.
  • 09/28/2013. National Public Lands Day. Rain Garden workshop at Pocahontas State Park. Chesterfield County. Contact Lorne Field/Andrea Hasenfus, (804) 796-4255, andrea.hasenfus@dcr.virginia.gov.
  • 09/28/2013. Dan River Cleanup at the Crossing at the Dan from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Danville Science Center. Contact Adam Geobel, (434) 791-5160, agoebel@smv.org.
  • 09/28/2013. Volunteers are needed for National Public Lands Day and Stewardship Virginia. New River Trail and Dora Trail Junction in Pulaski. Take I-81 exit 94 toward Pulaski, merge onto VA-99 N/Count Pulaski Dr. then turn right onto Xaloy Way when you see the New River Trail State Park sign. If you come to a red light on 99 you have gone too far. Join us from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. DCR/Claytor Lake State Park. Contact India Crowder, (540) 643-2500, india.crowder@dcr.virginia.gov.
  • 09/28/2013. Shoreline cleanup at Mason Neck State Park from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. DCR/Mason Neck State Park. Contact Kevin Koons, (703) 339-2385, masonneck@dcr.virginia.gov.
  • 09/28/2013. Gardening for Butterflies. Hungry Mother State Park. Contact Tanya Hall, (276) 781-7415, tanya.hall@dcr.virginia.gov.
  • 09/28/2013. A Rain Garden workshop will be held at 10:00 a.m. Pocahontas State Park. Contact Krista Weatherford, (804) 796-4255, krista.Weatherford@dcr.virginia.gov.
  • 09/28/2013. Powhatan State Park Cleanup from 9:00 a.m. until noon. Powhatan State Park Cleanup. Contact Krista Weatherford, (804) 598-7148, krista.weatherford@dcr.virginia.gov.
  • 09/28/2013. Invasive speoies removal. Reston Association. Contact Jenn Truong, (703) 435-6552, jtruong@reston.org.
  • 09/28/2013. Volunteers needed to battle invasive Bush Honeysuckle, one of the many invasive plants taking over the natural area surrounding the Oldfield Tot Lot. These shrubs produce tons of seeds and spread rapidly. They decrease the space for native plants to thrive. Reston Asociation needs as many hands as possible to cut and uproot these shrubs and help create space for native plants to grow. Meet at the Oldfield Tot Lot. The entrance steps are adjacent to 10805 Oldfield Drive, Reston, Va. Look for the white Reston Association truck. Volunteers will work from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Reston Association. Contact Jenn Truong, (703) 435-6552, jtruong@reston.org.
  • 10/05/2013. As part of Neighbor Woods Month, sponsored by the Alliance Community Trees (ACT), we will return to the restoration site surrounding Lake Newport Soccer Field. Throughout the summer, a number of groups have helped us to remove invasive plants from the area. This month, we need volunteers to help us replant with native plant species to support the restoration of the forest understory at this site. Meet at the Lake Newport Soccer parking lot. Volunteers will work from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the soccre field, 1517 Reston Parkway, Reston, VA. Reston Association. Contact Jenn Truong, (703) 435-6552, jtruong@reston.org.
  • 10/15/2013. Cleanup of Town Run from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Hometown Strasburg Association. Contact Carla Wallen, (546) 465-5793.
  • 10/19/2013. Collect trash in and along Buffalo Creek, Appomattox river and Wilck's Lake in Farmville. Friends of the Appomattox River. Contact Lee Woodruff, (434) 392-6531.
  • 10/19/2013. Waterway Clean-Up from 10:00 a.m. until noon. Holliday Lake State Park. Contact Anne L. Reeder, (434) 248-6308, anne.reeder@dcr.virginia.gov.
  • 10/19/2013. Stream Cleanup from 9:00 a.m. until noon. Volunteers will meet at 2264 Hunters Woods Plaza in Reston. Reston Association. Contact Nicki Bellezza, (703) 435-6560, Nicki@Reston.org.
  • 10/20/2013. Waterways Cleanup Events(2) Northern Neck SWCD. Contact Faye Andrashko, (804) 333-3525, faye.andrashko@nnswcd.org.
  • 10/20/2013. Planting a garden bed and native trees at the park entrance. Virginia Master Naturalists. Contact Andrea Hasenfus, (804) 796-4255, andrea.hasenfus@dcr.virginia.gov.
  • 03/29/2014. Trash cleanup at Fred Clifton Park area of Patrick County from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Dan River Basin Association. Contact Wayne Kirkpatrick, (276) 694-4449, wynbtky@embarqmail.com.
  • 04/01/2014. Students will prepare soil and plant shrubs and trees in the Southern Virginia Botanical Gardens. Halifax County Future Farmers of America. Contact Jonathan Chandler, (804) 786-5056.
  • 04/01/2014. Hungary Mother State Park has many opportunities from April 1 through May 31 for volunteers to come out and help with projects. Projects include, cleaning bluebird boxes and/or wood duck boxes, helping with landscaping and trails and picking up litter and debris. To schedule a project, call 276-781-7415. Hungary Mother State Park. Contact Tanya Hall, (276) 781-7415, tanya.hall@dr.virginia.gov.
  • 04/05/2014. Riparian buffer planting on EMJ Farm in Luray from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Contact Robert Jennings, (484) 888-2966, rjennings@cbf.org.
  • 04/05/2014. Volunteers will meet at the Park entrance at 9:00 a.m. to help with plantings and landscaping. DCR/Bear Creek Lake State Park. Contact Chad Shelters, (804) 492-4410, chad.Shelters@dcr.virginia.gov.
  • 04/05/2014. Shoreline cleanup and spring spruce-up projects from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. DCR/Virginia State Parks. Contact Dave Gunnells, (703) 339-2385, david.gunnells@dcr.virginia.gov.
  • 04/12/2014. Occoquan river cleanup from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Refreshments provided. Rain date is April 13, 2014. Help the Chesapeake Bay and buy car tags! www.friendsoftheoccoquan.org. Lake Ridge Marina:(703)724-6659 12350 Cotton Mill Dr. Town of Occoquan:(703)491-1911x11, 314 Mill St. Bull Run Mar.(703)887-1124, 12619 Old Yates Ford Rd. Fountainhead Park:(703) 674-7847, 9751 Ox Dr. Friends of the Occoquan. Contact G. Vanegas, (703) 624-7124, foto@friendsoftheoccoquan.org.
  • 04/12/2014. Park spruce up around Stock Creek, flower beds, trails from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Natural Tunnel State Park. Contact Megan Krager, (276) 940-1643, megan.france@dcr.virginia.gov.
  • 04/12/2014. Volunteers will cleanup along Lake Maury, remove debris and invasive species, weed and mulch bedding areas. The Mariners' Museum. Contact Dave Kennedy, (757) 591-7737, dkennedy@marinersmuseum.org.
  • 04/17/2014. Spring Spruce-Up Hike from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Meet at the park office and enjoy hiking on a beautiful spring day. Join our "Friends" group on a trail maintenance day, starting at the head of Walton's Creek Trail and looping around by way of White Tail Path, Striper's Cove, and Turkey Foot. This is a great service project that will benefit multitudes. We supply trash bags, gloves, water and a snack. Registered participants will receive a certificate of appreciation signed by Governor McAuliffe. Smith Mountain Lake State Park. Contact Jeanette Lawler, (540) 297-6066.
  • 04/20/2014. "Fairy Stone Hunt Site Trail Cleanup". Volunteers will meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Visitor's Center. DCR/Fairy Stone State Park. Contact Billy Whitlow, (276) 930-2424, billy.whitlow@dcr.virginia.gov.