Field Schedule

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.  

All visitors must abide by the following rules:

All volunteers and customers must be pre-confirmed either through our online volunteer sign-up or our online appointment systems. 

No more than 10 people can volunteer for an event at one time.

Volunteers/customers 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/customers must wear a face mask while at the Wild Plant Nursery. 

Volunteers/customers must practice social-distancing while at the Wild Plant Nursery.

Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own work gloves and water bottles.

Upcoming Events

Wild Plant Nursery Workday

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When: Every Sunday, Monday, and Thursday, from 9am to Noon

What: Join us on Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays for our regular nursery workdays. Volunteers can help us catchup with the various nursery tasks we've fallen behind on like weeding, sowing seeds, preparing pots, transplanting, etc. Please wear shoes that can get muddy, bring your own water and gloves, and wear a mask. 

Contact Matt Bright if you have questions about the schedule: For safety reasons, we are limiting the number of volunteers to 10 per event. Volunteers MUST register to attend a volunteer workday. If you have any questions about scheduling at the nursery call or text Matt Bright at 703 859 2951.

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: Matt Bright (mbright@earthsangha.org or 703-859-2951)

Native Planting: Fitzhugh Park

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When: Friday, October 30th, from 9am to Noon

What: Join us at Fitzhugh Park for a morning of planting! Please wear shoes that can get muddy, bring your own water and gloves, and wear a mask. We are limiting the number of volunteers to 10 per event. Volunteers MUST register to attend a volunteer workday. If you have any questions about scheduling call or text Matt Bright at 703 859 2951.

 

Where: View Fitzhugh Park's location on Google Maps. Fitzhugh Park is located in Annandale, VA. Street parking is available on Americana Dr. Navigate to the intersection of Americana Dr (Annandale VA 22003) between the intersections of Sauquiot Lane and Casimir Street and walk south to the park.

 

Contact: Matt Bright (mbright@earthsangha.org or 703-859-2951)

Native Planting: Marie Butler Leven Preserve

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When: November 11/6, 11/10, 11/17, 11/20, from 9am to Noon

What: Join us at the Marie Butler Leven Preserve for a morning of planting! The Marie Butler Leven Preserve is located at 1501 Kirby Road McLean, VA 22101. Please wear shoes that can get muddy, bring your own water and gloves, and wear a mask. We are limiting the number of volunteers to 10 per event. Volunteers MUST register to attend a volunteer workday. If you have any questions about scheduling call or text Matt Bright at 703 859 2951.

 

Where: View the Preserve's location on Google Maps. The Marie Butler Leven Preserve is in McLean, Virginia. The street address is 1501 Kirby Road. 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. 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. 

 

Contact: Matt Bright (mbright@earthsangha.org or 703-859-2951)

Events Calendar

Banner: Volunteers planting native meadow species at the Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Chris Bright.

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