EARTH SANGHA | DC-AREA FIELD SCHEDULE

Please note: Our Spring Open House & Plant Sale is Sunday, May 4th from 10 am to 2 pm. We are looking for volunteers, from 9 am to 2:30 pm, to help with various tasks ranging from set-up to assisting customers with their plants. Please email Lisa at lbright@earthsangha.org if you are interested in volunteering on this day.

 

Please note: This schedule is subject to revision. For the most recent scheduling, contact us at lbright@earthsangha.org or (703) 764-4830.

Logistics: Unless heavy rain is forecast or an update indicates otherwise, you can assume that we will be out. Bring work gloves, if you have them, and a bottle of drinking water. Unless otherwise noted, we will provide tools. Wear sturdy shoes to our field events. Please do not wear sandals or open-toed shoes! And if you are coming out to one of our field sites, such as Meadowood, you're better off wearing long light-weight pants, rather than shorts. (But shorts are fine at the nursery.) And if you're new to our work, it's best to confirm before you come. You can confirm by contacting Lisa. (See the previous paragraph.)

For more information on volunteering with the Sangha, read the Volunteer page.

 
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Meadowood Recreation Area
  • Meadowood Recreation Area
    Meadowood Recreation Area
  • Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge
    Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge
  • Big Rocky Run Stream Valley Park
    Big Rocky Run Stream Valley Park
  • Roaches Run Waterfowl Sanctuary
    Roaches Run Waterfowl Sanctuary
  • Eakin Community Park
    Eakin Community Park
  • Roundtree Park
    Roundtree Park
  • Native Arboretum at the Marie Butler Leven Preserve
    Native Arboretum at the Marie Butler Leven Preserve

Meadowood Recreation Area
 
 
Above: Field-work scenes.

Field Schedule for Spring

If you're lost, please call Lisa on her cell, at 571-213-8025.

Every Monday, & Thursday, at our Wild Plant Nursery, in Springfield, from 10 am to 1 pm. Every Monday, and Thursday (and selected Weekends), we will be out at our Wild Plant Nursery preparing pots, sowing seeds, weeding, and all the fun things that help our nursery to function! If you are a natural gardener or botanically curious, please join and become one of our "Nursery Diva" volunteers. These workdays will be dependent on weather conditions and Lisa's schedule, so please email Lisa, lbright@earthsangha.org, to let her know you'll be attending.

-Directions to the Nursery: The Nursery is in Springfield, Virginia, in Franconia Park, which lies just south of the Beltway, and just east of the Beltway’s intersection with Routes 95 and 395. (See the ADC Northern Virginia Map Book, map 5762, square E4.) Access is from Franconia Road (644). From Franconia, turn north on Thomas Drive, less than half a mile east of the 395/95 intersection. There is a traffic light at Thomas. From Thomas, turn right onto Meriwether Lane. Turn left onto Cloud Drive. Please park in the parking lot at the bottom of the entrance road, then walk down the dirt road along the community gardens. Our nursery lies beyond the community gardens. View the nursery's location on Google Maps. (The Google pointer is set to Cloud Drive, not directly on our nursery, which has no street address. From Cloud Drive, follow the directions above.)

Saturday, April 26th & Sunday, April 27th, at our Wild Plant Nursery, in Springfield, from 10 am to 1 pm. We will be out at our Wild Plant Nursery preparing pots, sowing seeds, weeding, and all the fun things that help our nursery to function!

-Directions to the Nursery: The Nursery is in Springfield, Virginia, in Franconia Park, which lies just south of the Beltway, and just east of the Beltway’s intersection with Routes 95 and 395. (See the ADC Northern Virginia Map Book, map 5762, square E4.) Access is from Franconia Road (644). From Franconia, turn north on Thomas Drive, less than half a mile east of the 395/95 intersection. There is a traffic light at Thomas. From Thomas, turn right onto Meriwether Lane. Turn left onto Cloud Drive. Please park in the parking lot at the bottom of the entrance road, then walk down the dirt road along the community gardens. Our nursery lies beyond the community gardens. View the nursery's location on Google Maps. (The Google pointer is set to Cloud Drive, not directly on our nursery, which has no street address. From Cloud Drive, follow the directions above.)

Sunday, May 4th, at our Wild Plant Nursery, in Springfield, from 9 am to 2 pm. This is the date of our Spring Open House & Plant Sale. As usual, we are looking for student volunteers to help set up, direct customers, and assist customers move their plants. Please email Lisa, lbright@earthsangha.org if you are interested in volunteering at this event.

-Directions to the Nursery: The Nursery is in Springfield, Virginia, in Franconia Park, which lies just south of the Beltway, and just east of the Beltway’s intersection with Routes 95 and 395. (See the ADC Northern Virginia Map Book, map 5762, square E4.) Access is from Franconia Road (644). From Franconia, turn north on Thomas Drive, less than half a mile east of the 395/95 intersection. There is a traffic light at Thomas. From Thomas, turn right onto Meriwether Lane. Turn left onto Cloud Drive. Please park in the parking lot at the bottom of the entrance road, then walk down the dirt road along the community gardens. Our nursery lies beyond the community gardens. View the nursery's location on Google Maps. (The Google pointer is set to Cloud Drive, not directly on our nursery, which has no street address. From Cloud Drive, follow the directions above.)

More events to come! Please check back.

One important note to our young student volunteers: If you are looking for volunteer opportunities but cannot find anything suitable in this schedule, please write Lisa individually at lbright@earthsangha.org. We have many other field works for which we do not always announce, which you can participate in. We may also be able to connect you to others who might need your help.