Friends of

Holmes Run

Connecting neighbors to nature.

Welcome to Friends of Holmes Run

Friends of Holmes Run (FOHR), originally founded in 2013, brings together Fairfax County residents and environmental advocates over shared concerns about the accelerating impact of land use changes, urbanization and climate change on Holmes Run and related tributaries and lakes in the Cameron Run watershed. Cameron Run drains into the Potomac River.

Throughout April 2020, we’re hosting multiple site cleanups along Holmes Run. Join us!

Who are the Friends of Holmes Run ?

We are community members committed to protecting and improving the health of the Holmes Run watershed. We seek to preserve, restore, and make accessible and attractive this natural resource. We raise awareness about the cumulative impact of human actions and climate change on Holmes Run, and work together to bring about better stewardship.

What is Holmes Run?

Holmes Run is a main tributary of the 44-square-mile Cameron Run watershed, one of the most densely developed, urbanized watersheds in Fairfax County, Virginia. From its headwaters near I-66 and I-495, Holmes Run passes through Merrifield, Fairview Lake, Roundtree Park, Lake Barcroft, and many residential neighborhoods on its way to Cameron Run in Alexandria and the Potomac River.

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