Occoquan Bay/Meadowood Recreation Area Natural Resources Surveys


Date: Scheduled Wednesdays throughout the year - see upcoming schedule below. 

Locations: Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge and Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area

Contact: Jim Waggener 

Many know Northern Virginia for its economic dynamism, cultural development and ever-changing landscape.  Less well known are the places sheltering remnants of an earlier, vital, natural history.  If you would like to discover native birds, other fauna and flora — in the company of dedicated citizen scientists — then consider joining one or more of the continuing natural resource surveys at Occoquan Bay NWR, Meadowood Recreation Area and other parks and preserves in eastern Fairfax and Prince William Counties.  Each of these publicly-protected sites has a particular blend of habitats representative of Northern Virginia’s special natural character.

A report of each of the weekly, monthly surveys is emailed to participants as well as the U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and other managing agencies.  Summary reports, checklists and analyses of survey data provide an up-to-date inventory of species and insight into the state of populations.  An overview of this survey project is available here.  The most recent annual summary report is available here


Upcoming Natural Resources Surveys

Occoquan Bay NWR

Meadowood Recreation Area