Friends of 
Mason Neck State Park

Events



Upcoming events

    • 21 Mar 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Jammes House, Mason Neck State Park

    What can you do on your own property to attract and support wildlife?


    To learn how, join us at Mason Neck State Park’s Jammes House for a presentation on Saturday, March 21: “Creating a Wildlife Sanctuary on Your Property: The Audubon at Home Program.”


    Betsy Martin will talk about the Audubon at Home program and Wildlife Sanctuary certification and will explain Habitat Best Practices. Betsy is an Audubon at Home Ambassador and Fairfax County Coordinator of the program. 


    Laura Beaty will relate how she transformed her yard into a wildlife habitat with a slide program entitled: “Your Landscape as Habitat.” She will show how to support nature’s relationships in your wildlife habitat, and why it’s important to view your habitat from two perspectives: the eyes of turf-grass traditionalists and native pollinators. She’ll show you the truth behind the phrases, “The greater the plant diversity the greater the wildlife” and “Plant it and they will come.” Laura is Horticulture Chair of the Virginia Native Plant Society and represents her Fairfax County district on the Fairfax Tree Commission.


    This program is cosponsored by the Friends of Mason Neck State Park and The Audubon Society of Northern Virginia.


    Registrants for the program have free admission to the park starting at 1:00 p.m. on March 21 and we’ll have light refreshments for you to enjoy.


    This is a free program, but registration is required.  You can register at  Create a Wildlife Sanctuary

Past events

09 Jan 2020 Petition for More Funding for Mason Neck State Park
01 Jan 2020 Take a Walk to See the Tundra Swans
08 Dec 2019 Friends of Mason Neck State Park Holiday Event
09 Nov 2019 Friends of Mason Neck State Park Annual Meeting
19 Oct 2019 Raptor Education and Photo Encounter
28 Sep 2019 Shoreline Cleanup for National Public Lands Day
14 Sep 2019 Owl Moon 2019
15 Jun 2019 Native American Life on Mason Neck State Park: the Archaeological Evidence
11 May 2019 Mason Neck State Park Eagle Festival
11 May 2019 Bird Walk on the Mason Neck State Park Bayview Trail
20 Apr 2019 Help Us Clean the Shoreline of Mason Neck State Park
03 Mar 2019 Vernal Pools
20 Jan 2019 Lunar Eclipse Watch
01 Jan 2019 Tundra Swan Hike
02 Dec 2018 Friends of Mason Neck State Park 2018 Holiday Party: What Birds Eat
20 Oct 2018 Park After Dark
22 Sep 2018 Owl Moon and Annual Meeting
22 Sep 2018 National Public Lands Day
12 May 2018 Eagle Festival 2018
14 Apr 2018 Potomac Watershed Cleanup at Mason Neck State Park
31 Mar 2018 1:30 PM Guided Walk: Lexington Plantation Rediscovered
31 Mar 2018 10:00 AM Guided walk: Lexington Plantation Rediscovered
17 Feb 2018 Tundra Swan Walk
10 Feb 2018 Tundra Swan Hike
01 Jan 2018 First Day Hikes
10 Dec 2017 Dedication of "Spirit of America" Sculpture
03 Dec 2017 Swanfall 2017: The Intriguing Winter Waterfowl of Mason Neck
21 Oct 2017 Park After Dark
07 Oct 2017 Birds and Butterflies at Meadowood Recreation Area
30 Sep 2017 National Public Lands Day
23 Sep 2017 Owl Moon
09 Sep 2017 Friends of Mason Neck State Park Photography Hike
17 Jun 2017 30,000 years of history at Mason Neck State Park in 90 Minutes!
20 May 2017 2017 EAGLE FESTIVAL
10 May 2017 Forest Communities & Associated Geology in No. Virginia & Vicinity
06 May 2017 Wake-up Walk on the Eagle Spur Trail
25 Mar 2017 CANCELLATION Raptor Photo Encounter AFTERNOON SESSION
25 Mar 2017 CANCELLATION - Raptor Photo Encounter MORNING SESSION
04 Feb 2017 Rescheduled Tundra Swan Hike
07 Jan 2017 Tundra Swan Hike
01 Jan 2017 First Day Walks and Bike Hike
04 Dec 2016 SWANFALL 2016: Raptors Among Us!
10 Nov 2016 Park 10-year Master Plan Public Meeting
30 Oct 2016 Bird Walk
15 Oct 2016 Park After Dark & The Enchanted Forest
11 Sep 2016 Friends and Audubon Society of Northern Virginia Meeting on Important Bird Areas
23 Apr 2016 2016 EAGLE FESTIVAL
02 Apr 2016 WALK: Lexington Plantation Rediscovered
02 Apr 2016 TALK: Lexington Plantation Rediscovered
01 Jan 2016 First Day Hikes 2016
06 Dec 2015 Swanfall 2015: Journey of a Lifetime
24 Oct 2015 The Enchanted Forest (Oct. 24)
23 Oct 2015 The Enchanted Forest (Oct. 23)
26 Sep 2015 Friends "Owl Moon" Annual Meeting
16 Aug 2015 Mystery Snails - Various Dates
10 Aug 2015 Friends Board Meeting
08 Aug 2015 Quantico Orienteering Club - Intro to Orienteering
25 Jul 2015 2015 Eagles n' Ospreys Cruise
19 Jul 2015 YCC Volunteers Dinner and Presentation
13 Jul 2015 Friends Board Meeting
13 Jun 2015 Friends @ Gunston Hall for George Mason Day
08 Jun 2015 Friends Board Meeting
06 Jun 2015 Chesapeake Bay Foundation Cleanup
18 May 2015 Friends Board Meeting
25 Apr 2015 2015 EAGLE FESTIVAL
13 Apr 2015 Friends Board Meeting
09 Mar 2015 Friends Board Meeting
16 Feb 2015 Friends Board Meeting
02 Feb 2015 Friends Board Meeting
01 Jan 2015 First Day Hikes (See Tundra Swans and Other Wildlife)
22 Dec 2014 Friends Board Meeting
07 Dec 2014 Swanfall: Celebration of the Swans of Mason Neck
17 Nov 2014 Friends Board Meeting
27 Oct 2014 Friends Board Meeting
17 Oct 2014 Enchanted Forest Event
28 Sep 2014 Board Strategic Planning Meeting
27 Sep 2014 Shoreline Cleanup - Nat'l Public Lands Day
20 Sep 2014 Volunteers Training Session
15 Sep 2014 Friends Board Meeting
13 Sep 2014 National Day of Service
06 Sep 2014 Friends Annual Meeting, Picnic, & Twilight Photo Hike
26 Apr 2014 EAGLE-WATCHING BOAT CRUISE
19 Apr 2014 2014 EAGLE FESTIVAL
01 Feb 2014 Supervisor's 27th Annual Town Hall Meeting
20 Jan 2014 Join Cadette Girl Scout Troop 340 & Service Unit 53-2 for National Day of Service
10 Jan 2014 Washington RV Show
01 Jan 2014 2014 First Day Hikes
12 Oct 2013 Fall Picnic
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