Kingston Chase Conservation Corps
Do you enjoy gardening? Do you want to be a more eco-conscious homeowner? Do you enjoy seeing your children learn about nature? Then the Kingston Chase Conservation Corps may be just the club for you!
On January 16, 2008, an enthusiastic group of homeowners attended the kickoff meeting of the Kingston Chase Conservation Corps. Everyone had a unique vision for the neighborhood, reflecting a range of interests and impact -- from beautifying their own yard to cleaning up Folly Lick Stream, from installing rain barrels at home to establishing recycling at the pool, from putting up a bat house in the back yard for mosquito control to educating families about wildlife in the neighborhood, from assisting infirm homeowners with yard care to establishing a presence at Clearview Elementary School. E-mail the Conservation Corps at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to provide your own ideas.
Please fill out the Conservation Corps Questionnaire and email it to the group chairperson to join.
Conservation Corps Chairperson:
Visit the following links for more information on areas of conservation interest:
General Conservation Concerns
Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District --- http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/nvswcd
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Mid-Atlantic Region --- www.epa.gov/region03/index.htm
U. S. Geological Survey --- www.usgs.gov
Neighborhood Ecological Stewardship Training Program (NEST) --- www.exploreyournest.org
Fairfax County Recycling Programs --- www.fairfaxcounty.gov/recycling
Local Freecycle- www.freecycle.org/group/United%20States/Virginia/Herndon%20Reston
Virginia Save Our Streams --- www.vasos.org/index.htm
American Water Works Association --- www.awwa.org/Resources
Birds and Other Wildlife
Audubon at Home in Northern Virginia --- www.audubonva.org/audubon_at_home/index.htm
Butterfly identification --- www.butterfliesandmoths.org
Caterpillars of Eastern Forests (USGS) --- www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/insects/cateast/families.htm
Information on animal and plant species --- www.enature.com
Gardening and Lawn Care
Organic Gardening magazine online --- www.organicgardening.com
Arbor Day Foundation --- www.arborday.org
Greenspring Gardens in Alexandria --- http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/gsgp/gardening.htm