Look for us at Back to the Bay, June 10
“Back to the Bay” on Saturday, June 10, will be a fun day at Mason Neck State Park with family-friendly activities and displays focusing on the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Look for NVCT among the many displays, and enjoy local food, beverages, and outdoor activities.
Mason Neck State Park
7301 High Point Rd, Lorton, VA 22079
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fun Facts about the Chesapeake Bay Watershed
- The Chesapeake Bay watershed is 64,000 square miles.
- The Chesapeake Bay is North America’s largest estuary (where fresh & salt water come together), and the world’s third largest.
- There are more than 100,000 streams, creeks, or rivers in the watershed, including 150 major rivers.
- You are within 15 minutes of a tributary stream, creek or river of the Bay.
- Everything we do on the land—including the use of automobiles, fertilizers, pesticides, toilets, water and electricity—affects our streams, rivers, and the Bay.
NVCT offers a wide variety of programs designed to connect our community members to nature. Programs include speakers, film screenings, volunteer events, nature adventures on conserved properties and parks, and more. Everyone–from nature novice to outdoor enthusiast of any age–is welcome to join NVCT in exploring our natural world.
Sign up for our newsletter and look for calendar postings on the website for upcoming events and activities.
Available for Community Programs
Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time
NVCT has a license to show Green Fire, the story of Aldo Leopold and his environmental legacy. He is known to many as the father of modern conservation. Today, Leopold’s most enduring idea is his concept of a “land ethic.” It’s this idea of treating the soils, waters, plants and wildlife as part of the community to which we belong that really holds true to us today and forms the basis of modern day conservation.
As a land preservation organization, NVCT honors this legendary conservationist by sharing Leopold’s message of the land ethic. Green Fire, a film about his life and his legacy, explains how he shaped conservation in the twentieth century and still inspires people today. The Trust is available to show Green Fire to community organizations, student groups, corporate green teams, and other interested groups. Contact us to schedule an event.