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Stewardship at Doves Landing Park – National Public Lands Day

A group of volunteers gathered at Doves Landing Park on the occasion of National Public Lands Day (September 24, 2016) to work on improving the trail network in the Park.  The PWC Parks Department had materials on hand, ready for volunteers to install a stone base wrapped in fabric on one wet and muddy section (the Parks Department staff will cover it over with soil and compact it).  Other volunteers re-worked the trail surface on another wet section where water seeped from the hillside, improving the drainage and making the trail more durable.  Another group concentrated on the task of grubbing stumps out of the trail, which had been left in place during the initial trail construction effort.

Members of several groups participated, including:

  • Prince William Trails & Streams Coalition (PWTSC)
  • Mid Atlantic Off Road Enthusiasts (MORE)
  • Northern Virginia Conservation Trust
  • Quantico Mountain Bike Club
  • Active Prince William

MORE provided coffee & donuts to kick-off the workday, and REI provided lunch for the group.

Thanks to all those who participated and demonstrated their interest in caring for our public lands.

Occoquan River cleanup – Rescheduled to April 23, 2016

With unusually cool temperatures and a chance for rain in the forecast for April 9, we decided to postpone the Occoquan River cleanup until Saturday, April 23.   We hope that those who planned to participate can come out on April 23 and help to keep the Occoquan clean.   For this annual spring cleanup we’ll be working from multiple locations all along the river and reservoir.  Volunteers gather trash on shore and paddlers work from canoes and kayaks to retrieve trash from the water.  We partner with the PWC Parks Dept, Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District, and several homeowner’s associations for this event.

If you have not registered, please click here to register!

For those of you who have already registered, and plan to participate on April 23, no action is necessary (there is no need to re-register for April 23).

If you registered previously, and cannot participate on April 23, please email us at and we will remove your name from the list.

Distance between access points
Distance between access points
Occoquan Cleanup 2016
Occoquan Cleanup 2016