Welcome to the Fairfax County Restoration Project (FCRP)
FCRP is a public/private partnership made up of private businesses, non-profit organizations, government agencies at the state, regional, & county level and individuals concerned with our quality of life. The challenges we face living in highly developed Fairfax County have a big impact on our daily lives, from massive amounts of stormwater to our declining bird populations. Restoration begins at home. So roll up your sleeves, reduce that turf, plant more native trees and plants, enjoy those lightening bugs and join us!
We have alot of work to do.
res-tə-‘rā-shən \ n
1 : an act of restoring or the condition of being restored as
a : a bringing back to a former position or condition
b : a restoring to an unimpaired or improved condition
c : a representation or reconstruction of the original form.
Fall Seedling Sales going on right now!
-Virginia Department of Forestry - More info here
-Northern Virginia Soil & Water Conservation District - this year's theme is fall color - more here
Plant Natives Please
October 17, 2017 - Jim McGlone was presented with this year's Environmental Excellence Award in the individual category at a special evening event, the first of its kind for Fairfax County's highest honor recognizing individuals, organizations, businesses and county employees who dedicate time and energy to benefit the environment and support county environmental initiatives. FCRP extends its heartfelt congratulations for this well-deserved honor. See pictures of the event here:
July 27, 2017 - Ever wondered what "Green Infrastructure" is? Here's a great article from MSNBC describing some applications that could be used in place of traditional infrastructure... read more...
Connecting with Nature can be good for your health. FCRP has always known that! Read More from MSNBC/wellness here:
On Friday, June 24th, Cox Conserves, a joint effort by the Trust for Public Lands & Cox Communications announced that Alan Ford has been awarded the honor of Cox Conserves Heroes for Fairfax County. This is a big honor and our heartfelt congratulations to Alan who has always been a hero at FCRP! Read more about the award here.
In case you missed this from The Washington Post, read article here
Good News for Monarchs? Check it out read more ...
Give tree gifts and check out other great ways of holiday giving with OP3 & Williams Whittle "Forget the Fruitcake. Give a gift that really matters." campaign.
And Just in Time for Thanksgiving... Nine Reasons to Give Thanks for Plants... read more
A BIG THANK YOU!
This year's fall outreach effort at Fall For Fairfax was BINGO for B’sss. The important message sent by this event was that by providing healthy habitats through clean water,... read more!
Ever wondered what would happen if trees could talk? Check out The Nature Conservancy's new "If Trees Could Sing Campaign"
See upgraded stormwater ponds at 495 & 123 -
DCR's has created NEW invasive plant list -
Tree Canopy & Fairfax County