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Volunteers Needs for Geese Management Program

Volunteers Needs for Geese Management Program

From Fairfax County:

        Help control our growing resident Canada geese population in Fairfax County!  Do you have nesting geese on your private or public property?  Would you like to manage these geese due to public safety, human health, or environmental impact concerns?

            Volunteers are needed for the Geese Management Program in April and May. Come join the Fairfax County Wildlife Biologist and participating stakeholders. Volunteers will learn to use a safe and humane technique (addling) to manage resident geese populations. Addling is a simple process applying corn oil on eggs to prevent embryo development.

Volunteers Sought for Park Authority’s Watershed Cleanup Day

Volunteers Sought for Park Authority’s Watershed Cleanup Day

From Fairfax County:

From 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, 2011 help clean up streams in your community's parks during the 23rd Annual Potomac Watershed Cleanup Day. Individuals, students, families, scouts and other groups can help remove tires, bed springs, bottles, cans, and other myriad debris from local waterways. Boots with sturdy soles are recommended. Wear old clothes and bring gloves. Trash bags and appreciation will be provided.

To reserve a section of the watershed, please contact a park from the list below.

Park Authority Programs Explore The Night Skies

Park Authority Programs Explore The Night Skies

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

Put your eyes to the skies in the dark this spring.

 

Join local astronomers and search for planets, moons, star nurseries and clusters during Fairfax County Park Authority astronomy programs.

Wednesdays Are Wild at Hidden Pond Nature Cente

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

It’s spring and frogs are hopping all over the wetlands that surround Hidden Pond Nature Center.  Listen to their sounds and see what they look like up close in their natural habitat on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.  This program is perfect for little ones age three to six.  The cost is just $4 per child. 

Take a Night Hike and Hear Halloween Tales at Hidden Pond

The following was sent to us by The Fairfax County Park Authority:

Kick off your Halloween weekend at Hidden Pond Nature Center’s Halloween program, Another Haunted Pond, featuring a night walk into the forest in search of foxes, deer and owls. Younger ghouls, ages four and older, are invited to gather around a campfire from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, October 29. The cost is $5 per person.

Register online or call 703-222-4664. For more information, call the nature center at 703-451-9588. Hidden Pond Nature Center is located at 8511 Greeley Blvd. in Springfield.

Be Alert For Deer

From the Fairfax County Police Department:

Police caution motorists to stay alert for deer in the roadways.

Virginia was ranked among the top10 states in the nation for deer/vehicle collisions in 2009. The vast majority of these collisions occur during the deer breeding season between now and early January. Motorists should pay close attention and remain alert at all times, especially at dawn and dusk when deer are active and are likely to be seen quickly entering roadways in herds. Police are posting a mobile sign board on roads where deer/vehicle collisions have been reported in recent weeks, such as Braddock Road and Pleasant Valley Road.

Safety tips for motorists include:

Enjoy Breakfast With The Birds at Lake Accotink Park

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

Take a nature walk on Saturday, October 9, 2010 from 8 to 11 a.m. and search with a guide for eagles, waterfowl, hawks and other birds at Lake Accotink Park. Warm up with hot coffee and muffins at the visitor center after the walk. This program is free and intended for adults.

To register, please call 703-569-0285. For more information about the park, visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/accotink/.

Lake Accotink Park is located at 7500 Accotink Park Road in Springfield, VA.