Our fall NVCT Canoe/Kayak Cleanup is almost here! On Sunday, September 26, 2021, from 10:30 am -1 pm, please join us to clean up Hunting Creek, a tidal wetland that flows directly into the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay.
The harmful trash and debris that pile in from the Potomac River must be removed each year to support a healthy and thriving environment for the plants and animals who rely on its habitat, but we need your help to do it.
Those who own kayaks or canoes are more than welcome to bring them, but please continue to register at the link below to sign our waiver. If you need to rent a kayak, please register soon as we have a limited number of boats, and spots will fill up quickly!
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NVCT Nearby Nature Bioblitz begins October 1!
Join our second NVCT Nearby Nature BioBlitz! Using the fun, easy-to-use @iNaturalist app, you'll become a citizen scientist by exploring nature and helping gather valuable data in your backyard. From October 1 - 31, your wildlife plant observations in Northern Virginia contributing to our understanding of the world around us.
Halloween Day Nearby Nature BioBlitz
To coincide with our month-long virtual Nearby Nature BioBlitz, NVCT will host a Halloween Day-themed nature walk for kids at the Hidden Oaks Nature Center in Annandale from 12-2 pm on 10/31! Come dressed in costume and explore the woodland trails, gardens, and play areas with us! All kids in attendance will get a goody bag and have the chance to see many of the plant and animal species that the park has to offer. See you there!
We'll be using iNaturalist to conduct NVCT's 1st ever BioBlitz. With a fun, easy-to-use app and website, iNaturalist enables people to capture and share information that helps us all learn about nature.
A BioBlitz helps people connect with the nature around them. From the rarest butterfly to the most common backyard weed, every observation can contribute to our understanding of the world around us. All you have to do is observe and have fun.
A BioBlitz is an organized communal effort to record as many species as possible within a designated location and time.
Anywhere outdoors in Northern Virginia.
Everyone can participate! You, your family, your friends. Simply anyone who loves nature!
October 1 – October 31, 2021
In-person Halloween-themed BioBlitz 10/31/21 12 pm - 2 pm
More Info Coming Soon
NVCT's Changemakers: Today's Weather, Tomorrow's Climate
On Wednesday, July 28 at noon, NVCT's Changemakers series returned with Jason Samenow and John Hopewell as guest speakers of "Today's Weather, Tomorrow's Climate." Samenow is the founder of the Washington Posts' Capital Weather Gang with a BA in environmental science and an MS in atmospheric science. John Hopewell is also a contributor to Capital Weather Gang and has a Master's degree concentrated on the environment and development and a Bachelor's in physical geography.
Click the link to watch the full video of this thought-provoking webinar!
NVCT's Canoe/Kayak Cleanup
The NVCT Canoe/Kayak Cleanup on June 13th was a huge success! Our staff and volunteers pulled dozens of bags of trash and debris from Dyke Marsh in Fairfax County, helping protect the ecosystems, water quality, and plants and animals that inhabit the water bodies in our region. Thank you to all the volunteers for helping us protect NOVA.