About Us

Meet Our Board

Photo: ©Philip Bogdan

Paul Siegel


A long time ago, I taught human ecology at the University of Michigan, about the time “environmental studies” was invented and the first “Earth Day” was graced by the birth of my daughter. My interest in the inter-relations of people, social organization, and the environment dates back to my experience as a Woodcraft Ranger growing up in Southern California. In 1994 I moved to this house, on the edge of the creek and storm drain, and began to learn about the inter-relations in a less abstract fashion. I’m inspired by the natural community this creek gives us access to. Betsy and I began calling ourselves the “Friends of Little Hunting Creek” when I tried to represent the Little Hunting Creek Watershed Plan to civic organizations and the County Government. I retired from a position as Census Bureau statistician, in 2004. In 2018 I became a Fairfax Master Naturalist and Betsy and I were recognized with Fairfax County’s Environmental Excellence Award. I play early (medieval and renaissance) music on strange instruments. AND I manipulate the ecosystems of dough.

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