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ResOURces Archives

We are delighted to provide an archive of all the hardcopy ResOURces newsletters published prior to moving to the electronic format. Many of the features have direct relevance now.

Index by Issue Fall 2000 - Winter 2012 >>

  • Winter 2011/12   New Children's Exhibit at Ellanor C. Lawrence, Party in the Parks!, Take Back the Forest, Invasive Management Area Scheduled Workdays, 10 Frequently Asked Questions in the Parks, Roll Top Observatory Dedicated at Observatory Park at Turner Farm, Take a Wetlands Walk on Recycled Milk Jugs, Escape and Designation at Riverbend, "Flour Explosion" a Booming Succes, 2011 Elly Doyle Park Service Award Winners Named, ECLP Manager Retires, Caring for a Park, Winter Events
  • Fall 2011   Hitch a Ride Through the Parks, Park Foundation Receives National Humanitarian Award, Picking Up Where Tax Dollars Leave Off, Go Out and Play in Chessie’s Big Backyard, If You Build Them, They Will Come, Protect While Hiking, Huntley Meadows: Got Boardwalk?, Historic Huntley Opening, History in Suburbia, The Civil War Comes to Fairfax County, How Many Deer Are There, Anyway?, Know Your Invasives, The Problem of Encroachment, Expanded Celestial Programs Coming to Turner Park, Honors for Park Officials, Colvin Run Mill hosts SPOOM Conference, Experience History: War of 1812 Muster at Sully Historic Site, FALL EVENTS
  • Summer 2011      The Ubiquitous Resident Canada Goose, Why can’t we feed the geese?, Liberty Swing Open at Clemyjontri Park, The Family Recreation Area Opens!, Small-Space Gardening, You Don’t Have to Go Far to Enjoy the Outdoors, A Student’s Unexpected Cemetery Discovery, Pohick Rangers Program Turns 20, Circles at Frying Pan Farm Park, The Fairfax County Courthouse Skirmish, New Exhibit at Sully Historic Site, Be an Air Filter, Catch The Buzz on Bees, Fishing in the Parks, Get Ticked Off, Archaeology Has Friends, Life’s a Picnic When You Park It, Encouraging Start for Parking Donation Program, Summer Events
  • Spring 2011   Growing and Giving Back, Generosity from Farmers Markets, Garden Plot Rentals are Popular, Bright Futures for Fairfax County’s Neediest Kids, Spend a little more time in a park - VOLUNTEER, School Bells Ring in Anniversaries, Hitch a Ride, Going in Circles at Frying Pan Farm Park, Fairfax County and the Civil War Sesquicentennial, Exhibits Sing at Colvin Run Mill, Park Authority Anniversaries in 2011, Colvin Run Mill Marks 200 Years, Whistle Pigs in Your Back Yard, The Monster in the Dark, A New Invader in the County, Parking Donation Program Debuts at Huntley Meadows, Stewardship Brochures Online, Hear What Spring Sounds Like, Spring Events
  • Winter 2010/11   Fairfax County Parks: Tops in the Nation, Happy Anniversary!, A Murder Most Fowl, A Foundation for Park Support, "Geography? Yeah, I Think I Passed That Course", "Old Colchester, New Revelations", "If It Works, Do It Again", "Commemorate! Get Your Party On!", How to Talk Like a Farmer, True Blue Honors for Frying Pan, Fellows Honored with Environmental Excellence Award, Help Reduce Invasive Plants in Parks, "10 more things a kid should do in a county park before turning 10", A Flicker of History, Rarefied Care for Rare Artifacts, "This Winter, Go Dark", Winter Events
  • Fall 2010   Going Wild in Mason District, Riverbend Indian Festival Returns, Picking Up Where Tax Dollars Leave Off, Birds Are Telling Us Something, 12 Things a Kid Should Do in a County Park Before Turning 12, Historic Family Cemeteries Hold Clues to the Past, Saddle Up!, Snakes, Nominate a Celebrated Tree, Green Ideas, Volunteering Works!, A Lemonade Stand for the Parks, Simple Acts Can Protect the Potomac Watershed, Family Backpacking, 60 Years of Stewardship, Fall Events
  • Summer 2010   Park Authority Celebrates 60 Years, Online Exploration and Fun, Hitch Yourself to a Wagon, Bright Futures for Fairfax County’s Neediest Kids, 12 Things a Kid Should Do in a County Park Before Turning 12, Facelift for Historic Huntley, A Treasure Hunt for Invasive Species, An Important Environmental List, Lighting the Way through Recycling, Outstanding Work Rewarded, Green Ideas, Summer Events
  • Spring 2010   Getting The Inside View at Huntley Meadows, Spring Events, Help Every Child to Fly!, TICK TOCK, IT’S TICK TIME, Riverbend: A Rare and Rugged Refuge, Friends of the Parks, Resource Management Division Anniversaries in 2010, What’s Going On In The Parlor?
  • Winter 2009/10   Developing Hidden Talents at Hidden Pond, Winter Events, Plant Your Legacy, Dead Leaf? Odd Shape? Look Twice!, Winter Green, Holidays in the Parks, Reflections on a Summer Internship, Award-Winning Service in Fairfax County, Winter Wonderland Walks
  • Fall 2009  (Large file: 1625kb)
    Biking, Fall Events, Shop for Parks, 40 and Fit: Hidden Oaks Anniversary, New Barns at Frying Pan, Dig into the Past Exhibit, Volunteers, Stewardship, Protecting Resources
  • Spring/Summer 2009  (Large file: 920kb)
    Spring Events, Park Foundation, Nature, Preservation, Visiting the Parks, Volunteers, Stewardship, Protecting Resources, Stewardship/Leadership, Historic Rentals
  • Winter 2008/9  (Very Large file: 3MB)
    Winter Events, Park Foundation, Colvin Run, Preserving History, Building Bridges, A Bridge to the Past, Paper or Plastic, Park Accreditation, Holiday Shopping
  • Fall 2008  (Large file: 1.6MB)
    Fall Events, Park Foundation, Historic House, Stewardship, Poison Ivy, Cultural Resources, Storm Drains, Small Parks, Staff, Visit a Park
  • Summer 2008  (Large file: 1.5MB)
    SUMMER Events, Park Foundation, Volunteer Eagle Scout, Trails, Sears House, Geocaching, Beavers, Michael Rierson, Awards/Archaeology, Park Sounds
  • Spring 2008  (Large file: 820kb)
    Spring Events, Park Foundation, Stewardship, Farm Preschool, IMA Super Kids, Monarch Butterflies, Backpack Trails, Partnerships, Archaeology, Awards, Great Parks
  • Winter 2007/8  (Large file: 1.0MB)
    Winter Events, Park Foundation, Light Pollution, Volunteers, Bees, Turtles, Awards, Winter in the Parks, Cross Country Skiing, Mistletoe, Archaeology
  • Fall 2007  (Large file: 1.1MB)
    Events, Park Foundation, Accreditation, Cross County Trail (CCT), School in a Park, Nature Center Discovery, Composting, Awards, Quilt Show, Rentals
  • Summer 2007  (Large file: 1.1MB)
    Concert Drummers on Forest Trees, Events, Park Foundation, Retirements, Partnerships, Nature and the Burke Lake Railroad, Caring for Family Treasures, Kids in the Garden, Volunteers, Dog Parks
  • Spring 2007  (Large file: 820kb)
    New Neighbors in the County, Events, Park Foundation, Environmental Agenda, Watershed Cleanup, RMD Friends, Volunteers, Photo Parade, Gazebo, Jamestown, Historic Property
  • Winter 2006/7  (Large file: 862kb)
    Winter Events, Park Foundation, History Conference, Exhibit Animals, RMD and You, Gardening, Jamestown, December Shopping, Volunteers, Invasives
  • Fall 2006  (Large file: 838kb)
    C.P. Jones Cider Press, Antique Tractors and Farm Equipment, History Commission, Dranesville Tavern, Foxes, Stewardship Resources
  • Summer 2006  (Large file: 782kb)
    Otters, Summer Fun, Observatory Park, Taking the Volunteer Path, Riparian Buffers, Hidden Pond, Historic Overlay Districts, Hunter House, Civil War Weekend
  • Spring 2006  (Large file: 796kb)
    Celebrating our Volunteers, Slave Interpretation, the Trail Building Fund, Best Walks, Huntley Meadows Park, Green Spring Gardens Master Gardeners, Spring Almanac
  • Winter 2005/6  (Large file: 599kb)
    Embracing Stewardship, Winter Events, Holiday Shopping, Resource Protection, Volunteers, Excitng Projects, America's 400th Anniversary, Museum Collections, History Conference
  • Fall 2005  (Large file: 542kb)
    Fall Events, Historic Property Rentals, Green Roofs, Collections, Sully's Best Ten, Muskrat Ramble, Replacing Invasives, Recycle Right
  • Summer 2005  (Large file: 468kb)
    Summer Camps, Park Leadership, Riverbend Park, Collections, Dragonflies, Business Partnerships, How to Dispose of Invasives
  • Spring 2005  (Large file: 1830kb)
    Flying Colors-By Growing Native, You Can Create a Backyard Haven for Birds; Summer Camps, Volunteers, Birder’s Exchange, Four-Star Trails, Frying Pan Park, The Goods on Geese, Wristbands, Hidden Pond Gardeners
  • Winter 2004/5  (Large file: 1082kb)
    STARRY NIGHTS—A Natural Resource, Add the Spirit of Virginia ’s Heritage to Your Next Event, Be of Good Spirits, Difficult Times for Our Very Own Difficult Run Watershed, Ellanor C.Lawrence Park’s Top Ten, Business Partnership for Stream Restoration, The Green Spring Horticultural Library, Sully Plantation's Trumbull Engravings
  • Fall 2004  (Large file: 1125kb)
    Coyotes, Fall at Colvin Run Mill, Backyard Birding in winter, Historic Rental Properties, Hidden Oaks Nature Center Top Ten, John Muir, Saving Champion Trees, Sully Slave Quarter, Fall Almanac
  • Summer 2004  (Large file: 882kb)
    Park Wise: Keeping our Communities Healthy and Wealthy, Farmers' Market Masters, Encroachment, Native Arboretum/Earth Sangha Partnership, Strange Objects from Collections, Green Spring Gardens, Science Teachers, Archaeology Volunteers
  • Spring 2004  (Large file: 414kb)
    Cicadas, Rolling Thunder, Invasive Plants, Riverbend/Potomac Conservancy Partnership, Highlights of the Natural Resource Management Plan, Improving Unhealthy Air, Edith Moore Sprouse, Volunteer Managers
  • Winter 2003/4 (Special Issue)  (Large file: 912kb)
    Looking Back/Looking Ahead, Contact Information Page, Heritage Interpreters, Partnerships, Federation of Friends Groups, Archaeology, Resource Protection, Pleasures and Pastimes in Early America Conference
  • Summer 2003  (Large file: 757kb)
    Garden Water Use, Manassas Gap Railroad, Whole Foods Partnership, Planning Lorton/Laurel Hill, Summer on Grandpa's Farm, Antique Car Show, Mount Air Plantation Artifacts, Backyard Butterflies, Keeping Turfgrass Green
  • Spring 2003  (Large file: 628kb)
    Hidden Pond Wildlife Habitats, African American Service in the War of 1812, Letterboxing, Wildflowers in Spring, Historic Huntley, Colvin Run Mill's Waterwheel, Spring Bird Migration, Landscaping, Alexandria Seaport Foundation
  • Winter 2002/3  (Large file: 1729kb)
    Bald Eagles, Dranesville Tavern, Holiday Shopping, Volunteering, Planning Your Spring Garden, Sully Candlelight Tours, Orienteering, Ice Making, Partnerships for Conservation, Blacksmithing, The Green Infrastructure Initiative
  • Fall 2002  (Large file: 628kb)
    Civil War Trails, Owls, Flower Bulbs, Environment/Business Partnerships, Hunter Hacor Archaeology, Quilt Show, Bird Seed, Composting, Antique Canned Goods, Oral History
  • Summer 2002   (Large file: 861kb)
    Carousels, Road Names, AmeriCorps, Reading 200 Years Ago, Frying Pan Farm Show, Farmer's Markets, Colvin Run, Antique Car Show, Mosquitoes/Ticks
  • Spring 2002  (Large file: 640kb)
    Pohick Rangers, Wetland Siltation, Antique Furniture, Ladybugs, Trout Lillies, John S. Mosby, Spring Gardening, Scott's Run
  • Winter 2001/2  (Large file: 687kb)
    Streams in Winter, Keeping Warm in Early Virginia, Witch Hazel, Stories from Floris Book Review, 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Winter Birds at Riverbend, Colvin Run Mill
  • Fall 2001  (Large file: 1612kb)
    Colvin Run, Deer in the Headlights, Antique Farm Equipment, Preserving Family Photos, Monarch Butterflies, Historic Huntley Landmark, Quilt Show, Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, Riverbend
  • Summer 2001  (Large file: 1108kb)
    Summer Trails, Plant Ambassadors, Reforesting Our Urban Streams, Virginia's Time Travelers, Antique Car Show, Summer Stars, Invasive Plants, Horticulturalist Robert Fortune
  • Spring 2001  (Large file: 483kb)
    Historic Collections Tell Fairfax's Past, Wildflower Names, Native Plants, Huntley Meadows
  • Winter 2000/1  (Large file: 1161kb)
    Park Authority's 50th Anniversary, Winter at Kidwell Farm, Beavers, Green Springs, Learning Archaeology
  • Fall 2000  (Large file: 961kb)
    Parks & SOL Education, Quilt Show, Huntley's Fall Raptors, Sully Slave Quarter, Fighting Invasive Grass, Hidden Oaks' Young Visitors

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