Inspiring Environmental Stewards

Annual Water Quality Day

Be a Citizen Scientist for a Day and Catch and Count Creek Creatures!

Join The Nature Generation on Saturday, June 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. for our annual water quality day at the Chapman DeMary Trail!  We’ll catch creatures in the creek, identify and count them, and use that information to help determine the health of the South Fork Catoctin Creek and how it has changed. You can also learn about trees and their role in improving water quality with the Loudoun County Tree Stewards; turn in your plastic shopping bags to the folks with Maid Brigade who will turn them in to Trex to be recycled into an outdoor bench; purchase native plants for your garden from Watermark Woods; help improve water quality by picking up trash and planting new plants. Experts from the Piedmont Environmental Council, Loudoun Watershed Watch, and Audubon Naturalist Society will be there to lead the water activity. Catch and Count Creek Creatures is part of the annual National Trails Day of the American Hiking Society. Learn more about the Chapman DeMary Trail at


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