About Us

Meet Our Board

Photo: ©Philip Bogdan

Betsy Martin


After moving to Stratford Landing in 1994, I became enthralled by the creek and wildlife, but repelled by the trash. I began organizing and working on creek cleanups in 2002, and they’ve expanded ever since. In 2012 I accepted the Potomac Champion Award from Alice Ferguson Foundation on behalf of the Friends in recognition of our efforts to clean up Little Hunting Creek. When I retired from my position as Senior Survey Methodologist at the U.S. Census Bureau in 2007, I became certified as a Virginia Master Naturalist. I serve as Chair of the Chesapeake Bay Exception Review Committee, which grants or denies developers’ requests for exceptions to the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinance to develop in Resource Protection Areas. I am a Co-Director of and Ambassador for the Audubon at Home program, helping Northern Virginia homeowners create wildlife habitat in their yards.

Photo: ©Philip Bogdan

Join Us!

Friends of Little Hunting Creek is a grassroots, volunteer-led organization that began as a group of genuinely concerned neighbors living near the creek. We need your help to protect this beautiful place – join us today!

Our vision is a beautiful, healthy creek that supports wildlife living in it and along its shores, and provides recreation and respite to humans that live nearby. We envision a shared sense of community responsibility for the health of the Little Hunting Creek watershed and appreciation for its beauty.

Photo: ©Philip Bogdan