EARTH SANGHA | DC-AREA FIELD SCHEDULE

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.)

If you live in the DC area and would like to get involved in conservation, we want to hear from you. We could really use your help, and you could make a big difference to the remaining natural places of this region. We work with over 600 volunteers every year, and these people are crucial to just about everything that we do in the DC area.

If your company is looking for employee volunteer venues, or outdoor team-building activities, please get in touch with us. We have experience working with large numbers of people in the field, and we would be happy to help you plan an event that will benefit local parkland.

 
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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
 
 

Field Schedule for Spring

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

Saturday, March 28th, at Marie Butler Leven Preserve, from 8 am to 1 pm. We are thrilled to be working with the hard-working boys of Troop 1128 once again! Along with the Sangha Staff, Eagle Scout candidate, Greg Hardison, will lead volunteers in rehabilitating the Pollinator Garden at Marie Butler Leven Preserve. Volunteers will help prep the site and then plant a variety of native herbaceous species from our Wild Plant Nursery.

-Directions to the Native Arboretum: The Marie Butler Leven Preserve is in McLean, Virginia. The street address is 1501 Kirby Road. (See the ADC Northern Virginia Map Book, map 5526, square G2.) If you’re coming from the Beltway, exit on Route 66 East; from 66, take the first exit, to Leesburg Pike (Route 7); turn left on Leesburg Pike, then almost immediately after the underpass, turn right onto Idylwood Road (695). Just stay on Idylwood, which becomes Kirby Road after the intersection with Great Falls Street. Stay on Kirby; once you have passed the stop sign at Chesterbrook Road, the Preserve is about half a mile up on the right. View the Preserve's location on Google Maps.

Saturday, March 28th, at our Wild Plant Nursery, from 10 am to 1 pm. Lisa will lead volunteers at the nursery on Saturday. The most urgent task at the moment is repairing a number of water-logged rows to prevent water damage. We also have lots of seeds to sow and will be preparing pots/trays.

-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 4th, along Taylor Run at Janneys Lane, in Alexandria, from 10 am to 1 pm. We are looking for about 12 mature volunteers (age 16 or older) to plant native trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants along Taylor Run in Alexandria. We are working with the City of Alexandria Department of Transportation and Environmental Services and the Natural Resource Protection Management team on this project. If you are interested in volunteering on this day please email Lisa at lbright@earthsangha.org. She will send you the directions and parking details.

Every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday at our Wild Plant Nursery, from 10 am to 1 pm. Lisa will be out at the nursery every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday. The most urgent task at the moment is repairing a number of water-logged rows to prevent water damage. We need to move the cement block borders and then pour in more gravel and sand to raise the bed. We also have lots of seeds to sow and will be preparing pots/trays for the next two weeks.

-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.)

Most Tuesdays and Fridays, at our Wild Plant Nursery, from 10 am to 1 pm. Lisa and Matt will be out most Tuesdays and Fridays, but not every one. Please email Lisa at lbright@earthsangha.org if you are interested in volunteering on a Tuesday or Friday.

-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.)

Most Saturdays, at Marie Butler Leven Preserve, from 10 am to 1 pm. We will be out at Marie Butler Leven Preserve most Saturdays in March and April removing invasives. Due to the demands that come along with Spring propagation, we can't be out at MBLP every Saturday so please email Lisa at lbright@earthsangha.org to confirm beforehand.

-Directions to the Native Arboretum: The Marie Butler Leven Preserve is in McLean, Virginia. The street address is 1501 Kirby Road. (See the ADC Northern Virginia Map Book, map 5526, square G2.) If you’re coming from the Beltway, exit on Route 66 East; from 66, take the first exit, to Leesburg Pike (Route 7); turn left on Leesburg Pike, then almost immediately after the underpass, turn right onto Idylwood Road (695). Just stay on Idylwood, which becomes Kirby Road after the intersection with Great Falls Street. Stay on Kirby; once you have passed the stop sign at Chesterbrook Road, the Preserve is about half a mile up on the right. View the Preserve's location on Google Maps.

More events to come! Please check back.