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Get Nuts for Public Lands Day!

  • Leesylvania State Park 2001 Daniel K Ludwig Drive Woodbridge, VA, 22191 United States (map)

Help Potomac Conservancy kick off the Growing Native season with our friends at Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge, Virginia!

Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to help collect native tree seeds in the beautiful and historic Leesylvania State Park. These seeds will go to local nurseries that grow trees for reforesting efforts across the region. Not only will you be creating forests for tomorrow, you will also learn more about the important connection between healthy, forested lands and clean waters. Stick around after you’ve done your part for the river for a picnic lunch on us!

What could possibly make this day even better? September 26th is National Public Lands Day! National Public Lands Day is the largest single volunteer effort for public lands. If this year is anything like the last, you will be joining over 75,000 volunteers at more than 2,100 public land sites in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico to do your part for these national treasures. 

To RSVP visit:

What you need:

Close-toed shoes
Sharp nut-spotting eyes
What we provide:

Everything else! All tools, drinking water, and supplies will be provided by Potomac Conservancy.

When and how to get there:

We will meet in front of Picnic Shelter 1 between 9:30 and 10:00 to check-in. It is important that you arrive on time so that we can get started with instructions and a brief Tree-ID lesson at 10 a.m. 

Leesylvania State Park is in the southeastern part of Prince William County, about 25 miles from Washington, DC, and Fredericksburg. From I-95, take Rippon Landing Exit 156, then go east on Dale Blvd. to US 1, Jefferson Davis Hwy.Turn right on Jefferson Davis Hwy., and then turn left onto Neabsco Rd. (East Route 610) for about two miles.

Tell the ranger at the gate that you are there for the volunteer event for free admission! 

Group of 5 or more? Questions?

Contact Katie at to sign up!

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