Volunteers Needed!

​Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Planting Project at 2 Sudley Place 

Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 9 a.m. to noon 

Please join Public Works in the rain gardens near 7616 Quail Run Lane in Manassas to help plant 500 small plants to help filter water and remove pollutants from storms before the water enters a nearby stream.  Please wear sturdy shoes/boots, work gloves and clothes that can get dirty.  We would also appreciate if you brings shovels and hand trowels.  Be sure to bring water to drink.  For details, please contact Julie Flanagan, County Arborist at 703-792-7208 or jflanagan@pwcgov.org.  Parking is available along either side or Sudley Manor Drive between Wedgewood Drive and Brandon Way or look for visitor parking in the townhome community.

Occoquan River Cleanup Day

Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 9 a.m. to noon 

Please join Friends of the Occoquan for a clean up along the Occoquan River.  Meeting points include Lake Ridge Marina, Town of Occoquan, Bull Run Marina, Fountainhead Park and Occoquan Regional Park.  The rain date is Sunday, April 13, 2014.  For details, please visit www.friendsoftheoccoquan.org or send an email to foto@friendsoftheoccoquan.org.    

Also on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Please join a number of organizations to clean up the Upper Occoquan River.  Experienced kayakers, canoeists and jon boaters are needed to cover a 25 mile stretch of the Occoquan.  The rain date is April 26, 2014.  For details, please visit www.pwtsc.org. 

 

  

There is hope if people will begin to awaken that spiritual part of themselves that heartfelt knowledge that we are caretakers of this planet. ~Brooke Medicine Eagle 

To truly see improvement, every citizen of the Prince William County needs to commit and participate as caretakers of our part of this planet. We hope you will join us in our effort to bring the community together.  

When one tugs at a single thing in nature he finds it attached to the rest of the world. ~John Muir 

As we begin to nurture and protect one aspect of our natural world it helps to improve other parts of the environment. Improvements continue to build upon one another until we realize a real benefit to our community and the planet.   Read more about the difference volunteers are making in our community.    

Maintain and construct trails

  • Potomac Appalachian Trail Club works on trails in Prince William Forest Park and along the Appalachian Trail in the region.  Their website is www.patc.net.  Click on Calendar of Activities for a list of projects, work trips and hikes. 
  • Prince William Trails and Streams Coalition - 703-785-5785 or visit the website. The coalition offers monthly volunteer opportunities on projects to help support trails and streams. It also offers fun family events along the many trails and streams in our community!
  • Prince William Park Authority - 703-792-7060 - www.pwcparks.org
  • Adopt-A-Trail with the Bull Run Mountains Conservancy - 703-753-2631 or http://www.brmconservancy.org/. Take responsibility for one of the trails at the conservancy for the year. Your team of volunteers will keep the trail clear of fallen trees and branches pick up litter and notify the BRMC managers of any issues. 
 
Clean, Protect and Restore Streams
  • Adopt-a-stream cleanups coordinated by the Prince William Soil & Water Conservation District at 571-379-7514.
  • Save Our Streams monitoring program. Call 703-792-7747 for information.
  • Stream Clean Up Projects with the Prince William Service Authority at 703-335-7900.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

  • Start a Recycling Program at your school or business, call the Prince William County Public Works (Solid Waste Division) at 703-792-4670
  • Invite a guest speaker to share information about recycling at your next meeting, call Keep Prince William Beautiful (formerly Clean Community Council) at http://www.keepprincewilliambeautiful.org/

Check out other opportunities online!  

  • Volunteer Prince William (Voluntary Action Center - a variety of opportunities and ideas) www.volunteerprincewilliam.org - 703-369-5292
  • National Trails Day and National Public Lands Day at Prince William Forest Park
    Volunteers are needed to spruce up the park buildings and trails. Come out ready to work and get your hands dirty to help protect this beautiful park! For details call 703-221-7181 or visit www.nps.gov/prwi.
  • Take part in organized events and programs to pick up litter, spruce up an area and remove trash from our community, visit http://www.keepprincewilliambeautiful.org/.   
  • Volunteer with Bull Run Mountains Conservancy - 703-753-2631 or http://www.brmconservancy.org/.
  • The Prince William Conservation Alliance offers families a variety of opportunities to explore Merrimac Farm Wildlife Management Area and other local natural areas. PWCA activities include family-friendly nature tours youth workshops wildlife surveys and a monthly speaker series on local nature. For more information call 703-499-4954 or check online at www.pwconserve.org
  • Volunteer Opportunities to work with students or in the field with the Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District.  Call 571-379-7514, e-mail pwswcd@pwswcd.org or visit http://www.pwswcd.org.