Healthy Streams, Healthy Loudoun Communities
We had a great turnout for Family Stream day Saturday, October 15. One behalf of both Loudoun Watershed Watch and the Loudoun Environmental Stewardship Alliance's members, thank you for joining us, and congratulations to the poster, prose and photography contest winners.
View photos from the event.
Bring your family and friends to the 10th Annual Family Stream Day event, held at Loudoun Water’s Aquiary. Family Stream Day is an interactive, outdoor environmental education event for students and their parents where they can learn about their Loudoun County Streams and the plants and animals that these streams and streamside habitats support – the only event of its kind in Loudoun. The Aquiary exhibits will also be open during the event. Download the flier.
Everyone can participate and gain a better understanding of how, why and where Loudoun County streams and rivers flow and learn about the many plants and animals that depend on healthy streams for food, shelter and sustenance. Most importantly, your family can find out how you can help preserve and protect our county streams and the community of plants and animals they support. Family Stream Day is also a great way for Boys and Girl Scouts to help fulfill their badges, patches and petals.
There will be lots of interactive activities and giveaways, while supplies last. This event will be held rain or shine. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held indoors.
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Event partners include: Loudoun Water, Claude Moore Park, Piedmont Environmental Council, Keep Loudoun Beautiful, Audubon Naturalist Society, Girl Scouts, Loudoun County Agencies, Town of Leesburg, Loudoun County Master Gardeners, Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy and other Loudoun Watershed Watch member organizations. This event is co-sponsored by Loudoun Watershed Watch and the Loudoun Environmental Stewardship Alliance.
Family Stream Day Poster, Prose and Photography Contest
This year's theme is Healthy Streams, Healthy Loudoun Communities. The grand prize winners will receive a $25 gift card, a certificate of achievement and a Pond Watcher's Guide. The winning entries will be displayed inside Loudoun Water's Administration Building. The prizes will be awarded during the Family Stream Day celebration, October 15, at Loudoun Water. Entries were due by September 30.
Loudoun Water is a partner of The Loudoun Watershed Watch, an organization devoted to educating Loudoun residents about our local waters and providing them with opportunities to help monitor them. Visit their website for more information on Family Stream Day.
National Public Lands Day
During Family Stream Day, Loudoun Water will also be planting tree seedlings and trees to celebrate customers who have switched to our new paperless, online billing program. These trees will be planted in the outdoor interpretive area of the Aquiary. As part of a registered National Public Lands Every Day event, volunteers can help Loudoun Water plant these trees, which will enhance the native habitat. Special thanks to South Riding Nurseries for their generous donations of trees for this event.