Land Conservation starts with Caring for the Land

Invasive Species Work Days at the Salona Property in McLean


Alan Ford (r) offers some tips about invasive plants at the Jan. cleanup

Please join NVCT and Fairfax Master Naturalists for a series of late-winter and early-spring invasive species workdays on the historic 41-acre Salona property in McLean in Fairfax County. We are attempting to control the most aggressive invasive plant species on the property, including English Ivy, Oriental Bittersweet, and Autumn Olive. The property is protected by a conservation easement, monitored by NVCT, and will one day be a Fairfax County Park.

Saturday, Feb 25, 12:30 – 3:30p.m.
Saturday, Mar 25, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Saturday, Apr 8, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Wear long clothes and work boots as the work area can be muddy, and there are plenty of thorny plants present. Work gloves, hand clippers, and small pruning saws are useful tools to bring. There will also be tools and gloves available.

We can work with snow on the ground but will cancel if the weather is particularly nasty – active precipitation, sub-freezing temperatures, and/or strong wind.

Please feel free contact Alan Ford to confirm the event is occurring and you are participating. Call: 703-732-5291 after 8:30 a.m. on the day of the event to inquire; otherwise use email to: amford@acm.org

It is a good idea to bring water and a snack. There are no rest facilities on site, but we will only be a few blocks from downtown McLean.

Please park across from the site in the Trinity Methodist Church parking lot.

Contact Alan Ford at: amford@acm.org or 703.732.5291 should you have any questions or concerns.

(Fairfax Master Naturalist can record service hours for this workday using service project number S095-NVCT Volunteer Events.)


Volunteer opportunities throughout the year

a 2016 stream cleanup All are welcome to volunteer their time, energy and enthusiasm in restoring habitats in Northern Virginia. NVCT holds numerous volunteer events each year, including invasive plant removals, tree plantings, trash removals, and much more.

Removing harmful invasive plants from the ecosystem, picking up litter, and planting trees helps keep our communities beautiful and healthy places to live. The Trust provides gloves, equipment, and any necessary training. No experience required!