ASNV’s FREE Christmas Bird Count Workshop relates the history, purpose, and scope of CBCs generally, explains how we organize our CBC, and shows where the data goes and how it is used.
The Virginia Conservation Network — with the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter, Chesapeake Climate Action Network and Virginia League of Conservation Voters — will host two meetings in Northern Virginia focused on how we can work together to guarantee climate action in Virginia.
Flying drones for sport is increasing and some recreational or hobbyist drone organizations are advocating that park officials allow recreational drone flying in our parks. The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) is considering a proposal to allow more recreational drone and other unmanned aircraft use in seven parks throughout the county.
The Alexandria Enviromental Policy Commission (EPC), whose members are appointed by the city council, is updating the city's environmental action plan (EAP). The first set of recommendations will go to the City Council in May or June 2018.
Up to one billion birds collide with glass and are killed every year in the U.S., according to the American Bird Conservancy. A group in Washington, D.C., including City Wildlife, is conducting a “lights out” fall monitoring project
December 2, 2017
Save the date for the Virginia Conservation Network’s annual gathering in Richmond to prepare for the 2018 session of the Virginia General Assembly.
It’s never too early to get involved and to educate candidates about conservation and the value of our natural resources. On November 7, Virginians will elect a governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and all 100 members of the Virginia House of Delegates.
National Audubon urges members to contact Members of Congress and encourage them “to uphold and support America’s conservation programs.” Visit Action Audubon. National Audubon is also fighting efforts to weaken the Endangered Species Act. Info here.
Our route will take us past fields and into mixed forest. Different terrains should yield a good variety of species. Toby Hardwick leads. Sponsored by ASNV.
We’ll walk the wooded trail around the edge of the lake and then drive to the boat ramp to check the lake there.
Join the Friends of Theodore Roosevelt Island for a bird walk led by Dixie Sommers as part of a daylong celebration of the 50th anniversary of the island's dedication. Co-sponsored by the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia.
We always enjoy this area nestled along the creek as the trees turn color and our winter residents can be seen in the thinning canopy. Sponsored by the Reston Association and The Bird Feeder of Reston.
Come check out this new bird walk location along the stream in this Fairfax County Park. Phil Silas leads. Sponsored by the Northern Virginia Bird Club.