ASNV is pleased to announce that Cliff Fairweather begins this month as ASNV's new Environmental Education Coordinator and Naturalist.
Cliff has been a professional naturalist since 1996 and worked for about thirteen years for the Audubon Naturalist Society.
For nearly five years of that time he was a manager and naturalist at the popular Rust Nature Sanctuary near Leesburg.
is widely known and respected in the Northern Virginia environmental community.
His experience includes environmental education, conservation advocacy, coordinating a volunteer water quality monitoring program, and managing nature sanctuaries.
is particularly interested in and concerned about conservation in the urban environment, which he
believes is becoming an increasingly urgent issue in a rapidly urbanizing world.
will be taking a lead role in the Audubon at Home program, and will support our conservation and environmental education programs.
In addition to his new position with ASNV, Cliff is pursuing a Masters of Natural Resources degree at Virginia Tech's Falls Church campus.
A Northern Virginia native, he
lives with his
wife, Karen, in Arlington.
naturalist passions include insects and other invertebrates, amphibians, birds, wetlands of all kinds, streams and their inhabitants, native wildflowers and other plants, and studying and understanding ecosystems.
especially enjoys sharing time and his
knowledge in the field with others.
We warmly welcome Cliff
to our staff and greatly look forward to working together.
Still Room for You in Our Manassas-Bull Run Christmas Bird Count!
Our annual Manassas-Bull Run Christmas Bird Count will be Sunday, December 20th.
Our count circle is around Centreville and takes in Manassas Battlefield, parts of Bull Run Regional Park, undeveloped areas south of Dulles Airport, and many stream valley parks and undeveloped locations from Clifton
to near Fairfax City.
As in the past, we'll be offering a lunch to participants.