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No matter how science changes over the next decades, human health will always be tied to the health of
our surrounding environment.



The Ellanor C. Lawrence Park Friends group works with thoughtful intention to support park initiatives and activities that help protect and preserve our park ... and our planet.



ECL Park Friends will devise and implement communications plans and strategies for promoting park events, as well as create campaigns that inform and reinforce how individuals can help protect our park and our planet. We will create grassroots projects that get attention and earned media.




ECL Park Friends will create opportunities for corporate sponsorships and partnerships as well as develop, design and implement dedicated campaigns for fundraising. We will hold benefit events at the park and will research grant and crowd funding opportunities.


ECL Park Friends will work with educators to develop curricula and projects that promote environmental education and awareness. We will work to secure grants for summer programs and develop and design materials, as needed.

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  • Intention. ECL Park Friends will work mindfully and with thoughtful intention as we undertake projects in support of our park. We will use environmentally friendly processes and materials wherever possible to limit negative impact on the environment. We will support the living building initiative by doing our best to follow the spirit of living building guidelines and through leading by example.

  • Intelligence. ECL Park Friends has engaged the minds of lawyers, scientists, accountants, artists, communications professionals and others who will help to map out strategies and execute on objectives.

  • Kindness and Respect. ECL Park Friends will treat members, sponsors, advocates, and our community and our environment with kindness and respect at all times.

  • Creativity. ECL Park Friends will not settle for the status quo, and we will work with the hope that the Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) will support us in our approach as creative problem solvers.

  • Passion. All members of ECL Park Friends are passionate supporters of our park and the environment. We live here, work here and have raised our kids (and walked our dogs) “in the park.”


ECLP Friends are proud to support FCPA


"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

Margaret Mead

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The Sully Woodlands Stewardship

Education Center and Living Building
An International Model of
Environmental Sustainability
and Stewardship.

The Sully Woodlands Stewardship Education Center
will provide a place for the community to gather and explore their dependent connection to natural &
cultural resources.


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Gather 'Round the Campfire!


No firepit? No problem! Round up a few friends or family members for your own personal ECLP Campfire! As the weather turns cooler (we hope) what could be better than a night hike and a relaxing evening in park?

•  Enjoy the Park’s trails 

•  Play outdoor games-need ideas, ask! 

•  Request a nature or history scavenger hunt 

•  Request historic games 

•  Get a personal Visitor Center experience 

•  Request a 30 minute interpretive program 

    on Park Animals for $30. 


Call or email for Reservations:

703-631-0013 or Kiersten.Fiore@fairfaxcounty.gov 

To request reasonable ADA accommodations, call 703-324-8563, TTY 711, at least 10 working days in advance of the event. 






ECLP Friends, P. O. Box 230662, Centreville, VA 20120

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Thanks for contacting your Friends at ECLP!