“Take only pictures, leave only footprints!” at Scott’s Run Nature Preserve

Scott’s Run Nature Preserve is located at 7400 Georgetown Pike in McLean. It is one of only a few nature preserves in the Fairfax County Park Authority’s holdings. It is a remarkable place of rare plants and splendid beauty. Yet that beauty is challenged by urban pollution and human destruction. It is a classic clash of land use between suburban sprawl and natural areas.

In one of the pictures, you can see what we encounter on a weekly basis. Illegal drinking and swimming are occurring; mounds of trash and broken glass are left behind. Therefore, we will be increasing our police patrols and issuing criminal citations.

We want to maintain the beauty of the Park and keep it pristine for all to enjoy. The Fairfax County Police Department and the Fairfax County Park Authority ask that you be good stewards. Do your part to take care of the park. Please call 703-691-2131 if you observe any violations.

“Take only pictures, leave only footprints!”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637)** or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.