The Wildlife Gardens at Merrimac Farm is an ongoing Prince William Conservation Alliance project that creates an area in the community where people and the environment can come together as one.
The Wildlife Garden showcases Virginia’s native plants, creating a diverse habitat for birds, butterflies, moths, turtles and amphibians, while also providing a high quality natural area for families to watch wildlife in a public area that is easy to access. In addition to the aesthetic beauty it provides, it also demonstrates how any suburban or rural yard can be transformed from sterile to fruitful land, so that adults and children alike can delight in the wonders of nature.
Over the past few years, the Prince William Conservation Alliance has planted hundreds of trees, shrubs, and perennials, and the Wildlife Garden is looking terrific with new blooms as well as a variety of birds and butterfly species.
Now PW Conservation Alliance needs your help with a variety of tasks such as weeding, pruning, and watering to ensure that the garden continues to provide all of its services to the environment and the community.
Come on down to the Wildlife Gardens at Merrimac Farm, and make sure to wear long pants, sturdy shoes, long socks, and a hat to keep off that sun!
Wildlife Garden Workday Schedule 2016
Sat Apr 09 | 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Sat Apr 16 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tue May 10 | 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Sun May 15 | 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Sat May 28 | 9:30 am – 11:00 am
The Stone House Visitor Center can be found by driving to the VERY end of Deepwood lane.
“The Merrimac Farm Conservation Landscape project will provide a fantastic model for all Virginians to emulate. Incorporating native plants into our personal landscapes is the single best way each of us can help enhance and restore the habitat so critically needed by wildlife, while increasing our own enjoyment and pleasure in all things wild and beautiful.”
~Lou Verner, Terrestrial Biologist, Virginia Dept. of Game & Inland Fisheries
“We are so excited to see what the future of this garden holds, and hope that you will come out and join usto keep our community beautiful.” – Prince William Conservation Alliance
Prince William Conservation Alliance is a nonprofit watershed organization working to protect and enhance natural resources through stewardship, recreation and education.