Friends of 
Mason Neck State Park


Upcoming events

    • 06 May 2017
    • 8:15 AM
    • Wilson Spring Parking Lot, just past the Contact Station

    Enjoy being an Early Bird and have a special opportunity to see Mason Neck State Park wake up.  The Friends of Mason Neck State Park and their friends are taking a moderate 2.6 mile round trip guided hike to Kane's Creek.  Bring your drink and food of choice to indulge yourself as you look for wildlife in an observation blind overlooking the creek, a good place to see Bald Eagles.  Chicks hatch by the end of April, so parents may be securing food and the nests.  

    You will also have a chance to informally discuss what is needed or wanted to enhance the Park's resources and visitor experience.  What do you want to know along the Eagle Spur Trail?  How can Friends best support the Park and its visitors?  

    Dogs on leash are welcome, but the trail is not suitable for strollers.  

    • 10 May 2017
    • 7:30 PM
    • Norma Hoffman Visitor Center, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria, VA 22306

    Forest Communities and Associated Geology in Northern Virginia and Vicinity  

    The Friends of Mason Neck State Park are pleased to cosponsor a presentation from the Friends of Dyke Marsh on the geology and common forest communities in and around the nation's capital, including coastal bottomland communities and non-tidal wetlands, which collectively give rise to freshwater tidal wetlands such as Dyke Marsh and the Mason Neck Great Marsh.  The event is free and open to the public - no need to register.

    The speaker is Rod Simmons, Natural Resource Manager and Plant Ecologist with the Natural Resources Division, Alexandria's Dept of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.

    The presentation will be at the Norma Hoffman Visitor Center (703-768-2525), which is at 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria, VA 22306.  (If you use a GPS device, be sure to enter the street address, not the park's name.)

    • 20 May 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    Enjoy the FREE 2017 Eagle Festival at Mason Neck State Park!

    No Need To Register - Come and Enjoy
    • Live wildlife shows
    • Presentations about conservation, natural history, photography, eagles
    • Information and activities presented by dozens of local environmentally-oriented organizations 
    • Canoes, kayaks and paddleboards 
    • Pony rides and hay rides
    • Live music
    • Food and drinks available from the Lions Club
    • Much more to see and enjoy!

Past events

25 Mar 2017 CANCELLATION Raptor Photo Encounter AFTERNOON SESSION
25 Mar 2017 CANCELLATION - Raptor Photo Encounter MORNING SESSION
04 Feb 2017 Rescheduled Tundra Swan Hike
07 Jan 2017 Tundra Swan Hike
01 Jan 2017 First Day Walks and Bike Hike
04 Dec 2016 SWANFALL 2016: Raptors Among Us!
10 Nov 2016 Park 10-year Master Plan Public Meeting
30 Oct 2016 Bird Walk
15 Oct 2016 Park After Dark & The Enchanted Forest
11 Sep 2016 Friends and Audubon Society of Northern Virginia Meeting on Important Bird Areas
23 Apr 2016 2016 EAGLE FESTIVAL
02 Apr 2016 WALK: Lexington Plantation Rediscovered
02 Apr 2016 TALK: Lexington Plantation Rediscovered
01 Jan 2016 First Day Hikes 2016
06 Dec 2015 Swanfall 2015: Journey of a Lifetime
24 Oct 2015 The Enchanted Forest (Oct. 24)
23 Oct 2015 The Enchanted Forest (Oct. 23)
26 Sep 2015 Friends "Owl Moon" Annual Meeting
16 Aug 2015 Mystery Snails - Various Dates
10 Aug 2015 Friends Board Meeting
08 Aug 2015 Quantico Orienteering Club - Intro to Orienteering
25 Jul 2015 2015 Eagles n' Ospreys Cruise
19 Jul 2015 YCC Volunteers Dinner and Presentation
13 Jul 2015 Friends Board Meeting
13 Jun 2015 Friends @ Gunston Hall for George Mason Day
08 Jun 2015 Friends Board Meeting
06 Jun 2015 Chesapeake Bay Foundation Cleanup
18 May 2015 Friends Board Meeting
25 Apr 2015 2015 EAGLE FESTIVAL
13 Apr 2015 Friends Board Meeting
09 Mar 2015 Friends Board Meeting
16 Feb 2015 Friends Board Meeting
02 Feb 2015 Friends Board Meeting
01 Jan 2015 First Day Hikes (See Tundra Swans and Other Wildlife)
22 Dec 2014 Friends Board Meeting
07 Dec 2014 Swanfall: Celebration of the Swans of Mason Neck
17 Nov 2014 Friends Board Meeting
27 Oct 2014 Friends Board Meeting
17 Oct 2014 Enchanted Forest Event
28 Sep 2014 Board Strategic Planning Meeting
27 Sep 2014 Shoreline Cleanup - Nat'l Public Lands Day
20 Sep 2014 Volunteers Training Session
15 Sep 2014 Friends Board Meeting
13 Sep 2014 National Day of Service
06 Sep 2014 Friends Annual Meeting, Picnic, & Twilight Photo Hike
19 Apr 2014 2014 EAGLE FESTIVAL
01 Feb 2014 Supervisor's 27th Annual Town Hall Meeting
20 Jan 2014 Join Cadette Girl Scout Troop 340 & Service Unit 53-2 for National Day of Service
10 Jan 2014 Washington RV Show
01 Jan 2014 2014 First Day Hikes
12 Oct 2013 Fall Picnic
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