Saturday, September 28, 2019 is National Public Lands Day, and we’ll be working to improve the trail network at Doves Landing Park, a 230-acre undeveloped park in mid-county, bordered by streams on three sides. Come out and help with finishing a new trail segment and other maintenance projects. Please click here to register. Meet at the parking lot, 9305 Doves Lane, Manassas, VA 20112.
A large group gathered on Saturday, June 1, 2019 – National Trails Day – for the long-awaited opening of the Neabsco Creek Boardwalk. The boardwalk — which is three quarters of a mile long, 10-feet-wide, and elevated with a two-story observation deck — is part of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail and the newly formed Neabsco Regional Park. The new park includes the Julie J. Metz Wetlands, the Rippon Lodge historic property and the Rippon Landing Neighborhood Park.
As part of the Occoquan cleanup on April 20, twenty volunteers worked from the LRPRA boat ramp on Hooes Run, paddling out to gather trash along the shore line, or walking the trail to clean up. Another eight volunteers gathered trash from a site further upstream, along Old Bridge Road. Thirty-five bags of trash, seven large dock floats, three tires and other items were collected at the boat ramp. Another twenty bags of trash were collected by the group working upstream, near Old Bridge Road. The bulk of the trash is plastic – bottles and other items. Thanks to the volunteers who worked to remove some of the plastic pollution from the reservoir and Occoquan watershed. More information with results from the other cleanup sites on the Occoquan will be added soon.