EARTH SANGHA | DC-AREA FIELD SCHEDULE

We are currently finalizing our Fall Schedule. New opportunities should be posted soon, so please check back!

 

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 Summer

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

Sunday, September 21st, at Marie Butler Leven Preserve, from 9 am to Noon. We are redoubling our efforts at our Native Arboretum site. Starting this Sunday, we will have regular weekly workdays at Marie Butler Leven Preserve. On this day we will be removing the noxious, invasive vine, Mile-a-minute. Please wear protective shoes and bring water. We will provide you with tools and work gloves.

-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.

Sunday, September 28th, at our Wild Plant Nursery, from 9 am to 2 pm. This is our Fall Open House and Plant Sale. We are looking for volunteers to help in a variety of positions: set up, direct customers, help move plants, etc. Please email Lisa at lbright@earthsangha.org if you are interested in volunteering. This is a great opportunity for student volunteers.

Sundays, at our Wild Plant Nursery, in Springfield, from 8 am to Noon. On Sundays (but not every Sunday) we will be out at our Wild Plant Nursery preparing pots, sowing seeds, weeding, mulching, and all the fun things that help our nursery to function. If you're old enough to handle garden tools and love to work with your hands, please join us. Because we will not be out at the Wild Plant Nursery every Sunday, please email Lisa at lbright@earthsangha.org if you're interested in 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.)

Mondays, & Thursdays, at our Wild Plant Nursery, in Springfield, from 9 am to Noon. On most Mondays and Thursdays our veteran Divas and Master Naturalists volunteers will be out helping us with a variety of nursery work. There will be no nursery workdays from September 6th-September 14th. On some Mondays and Thursdays Lisa will take volunteers out in the field so please email Lisa at lbright@earthsangha.org before coming out to the Wild Plant Nursery.

-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.