Watershed Links

Fishing Herons, Assateague Island

Virginia Naturally

Virginia's gateway to environmental information and resources Virginia Naturally provides citizens with “one-stop” shopping to programs and information to learn about Virginia ’s environment.

Fairfax County Watersheds and Watershed Management Plans.

Fairfax County Dept of Public Works and Environmental Services website which identifies the location of watersheds within the county.

Groups focused on Specific streams of the Potomac River Watershed

Occoquan Watertrail League (OWL)

OWL is a community-based group of active paddlers and advocates of the Occoquan Water Trail, which assists in providing long-term stewardship of the trail.

Friends of Accotink Creek

Is a non profit organization of citizens engaged in numerous projects to preserve and improve the water quality of Accotink Creek as well as the adjoining wildlife habitat.

Friends of Little Rocky Run

Little Rocky Run is a tributary of Bull Run and the Occoquan Reservoir. The Friends of Little Rocky Run is an organization of local citizens who are concerned with the health of the Little Rocky Run and the effects of pollution in the larger Occoquan Watershed.

Friends of the Occoquan (FOTO)

Friends of the Occoquan is a non-profit organization of local citizens who preserve and maintain the natural integrity of the Occoquan River and other Virginia watersheds by promoting community awareness through public and private partnerships.

Friends of Sligo Creek

Friends of Sligo Creek is non profit organization of local citizens working to improve the water quality, natural habitat, and ecological well-being of the Sligo Creek watershed by organizing cleanup events, removing invasive plant species and building public awareness of the watershed and related issues .

Save Little Pimmit Run

Save Little Pimmit Run is a community group working to preserve, protect and restore the Little Pimitt Run watershed.

Area Groups

Potomac River Keeper

Advocacy group to protect the Potomac River.

Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District

The Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District is a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia whose mission is to lessen the impact of urban/suburban activities on the land and water resources in Fairfax County.

Volunteer Stream Monitoring Program

Become a stream monitor in Fairfax County and learn about local watershed issues

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the an independent 501(c)(3) organization dedicated solely to restoring and protecting the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers.

Clean Virginia Waterways

Clean Virginia Waterways is a statewide, nonprofit organization dedicated to citizen stewardship of Virginia's water resources.

The Alice Ferguson Foundation

The Alice Ferguson Foundation is a non-profit organization that works to provide experiences that encourage connections between people, the natural environment, farming and the cultural heritage of the Potomac River Watershed

National Organization of the Izaak Walton League of America

The Izaak Walton League is a non profit organization of Sportsmen and Conservationists who are dedicated to the preservation and protection of woodlands, water and wildlife for the benefit and enjoyment of all.

NOAA Marine Debris Program

Home page of NOAA's effort to identify, reduce, and prevent manmade debris from polluting the marine environment.

Invaders of the Potomac
Non native and invasive freshwater species have found a home in the Potomac River.