Logistics: Unless inclement weather is forecast or an update indicates otherwise, you can assume that we will be out. (We'll notify all registered volunteers in the event we have to cancel a volunteer day.) 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 you're better off wearing long, light-weight pants, rather than shorts. (But shorts are fine at the nursery.) Students: If you need hours for a class requirement, a staff member can sign a verification form if you bring one, but we do not provide these forms ourselves.
Wild Plant Nursery Workday:
When: Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays from 9am to 1pm.
What: Fall is upon us! Join us at the Wild Plant Nursery for a morning of repotting, divisions, weeding, watering, sowing seed, and more! Please wear shoes that can get muddy and bring your own water and gloves.
Where: 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. The address to our entrance is 6100 Cloud Drive. 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.
Contact: If you have any questions about scheduling at the nursery email Sarah at email@example.com.
Marie Butler Leven Preserve Workday:
When: Wednesdays, October 20th and 27th from 9am to Noon.
What: Join the Earth Sangha Team for a morning of planting! On the 20th, we'll be plant herbaceous species around the rain garden adjacent to the parking lot and at least one site in the woods. On the 27th, we'll plant trees and shrubs in the woods. (Please call/text Matt at 703-859-2951 if you arrive late.) With the Fall weather, it should be an easy morning of planting. Please wear shoes that can get muddy and bring your own water.
Where: The Marie Butler Leven Preserve is located at 1501 Kirby Road McLean, VA 22101. Please meet in the parking lot.
Contact: If you have any questions about scheduling at the nursery email Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org
All visitors must abide by the following rules:
All volunteers must be pre-confirmed either through our online volunteer sign-up or our online appointment systems.
Volunteers should not visit the Wild Plant Nursery if they have any COVID symptoms, or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
Volunteers who are fully vaccinated do not need to wear a face mask while at the Wild Plant Nursery. Volunteers who are not fully vaccinated must wear a face mask while at the Wild Plant Nursery.
Volunteers must practice social-distancing while at the Wild Plant Nursery.
Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own work gloves and water bottles.
Banner: Volunteers planting native meadow species at the Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Chris Bright.