Logistics: Unless inclement weather is forecast or an update indicates otherwise, you can assume that we will be out. If for some reason you want to double-check, you can try to reach us at 703.764.4830. 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.) You do not need to register before an event, unless otherwise noted. 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.
In an effort to keep our COVID-19 response congruent with Fairfax County Park Authority, we have cancelled all volunteer workdays at the Wild Plant Nursery and other field events effective immediately. This is in keeping with Fairfax County’s closure of nature centers, rec centers, and other public park facilities announced on Sunday, March 15th.
Banner: Volunteers planting native meadow species at the Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Chris Bright.