Graffiti on a rock

Scott’s Run Nature Preserve in Fairfax County, Virginia, is a wooded hiking area with a diverse plant ecosystem, beautiful wildflowers, opportunities for birding, and a waterfall. While there is no climbing in this particular area, it’s close to local climbing crags at Great Falls. The Fairfax County Park Authority identified graffiti near the falls and on multiple rocks/boulders near the falls and they need our help cleaning it up!

Note this event was originally planned for May but postponed due to rain.

NEW DATE: Sunday, June 18


  • Check In : 7:30 am
  • Project work: 8:00 am-11:00 am
  • Lunch: 11:30 am

Where To Meet/How To Get There:

There is a parking lot for Scott’s Run off of Georgetown Pike across the road from Swinks Mill Road. It typically fills up quickly on the weekends but with our early start there should be parking available. Carpool if possible.

Parking Lot Address: 7400 VA-193, McLean, VA 22102

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What To Bring:

  • Closed toed shoes
  • Clothes you don’t mind getting dirty (and potentially wet) in
  • Water and snacks (lunch will be provided)
  • Sunscreen if desired

What We’ll be Doing:

This event will involve hiking to the base of the falls, some rock hopping, and depending on water levels your feet may get wet. Please wear appropriate shoes and be willing to walk up steep inclines and cross a waterway. We will be applying a graffiti product to identified graffiti (PPE including goggles, masks, and gloves will be provided), scrubbing the product by hand, and using hand-pumping power washers to remove the product and graffiti.

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