Donate to Sully Woodlands Stewardship Educational Center

The new Stewardship Educational Center is coming spring of 2022 to the Ellanor C. Lawrence Park in Sully Woodlands in Chantilly, VA! It will be a state-of-the-art interpretive center for the community to learn about animals, wildlife, and preservation.

Adults and children on wooden bridge in the woods.

The Sully Woodlands Stewardship Educational Center will have many entertaining and educational elements, such as amphitheater risers, feeding stations for birds and other wildlife, solar powered water features, and much more. A focus on STEAM (Science, Technology Engineering, Art and Math) education will help pique interest and inspire Fairfax County youth, while also intriguing visitors of all ages.

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The Stewardship Educational Center is designed to be a “Living Building,” one of three in the region and only one of 25 in the world! It will be sustainably designed to rely solely on renewable forms of energy and will operate year-round in a pollution free manner. It will be created from environmentally friendly materials and designed to be accessible to all regardless of ability, age, or socioeconomic status.

The Campaign

The Fairfax County Park Foundation (FCPF) will support the Fairfax County Park Authority in its endeavor to build the much needed and long-awaited Sully Woodlands Stewardship Educational Center! To that end, we are undertaking a multi-year fundraising campaign to help fund this hands-on educational center. Initially, we will focus on funding the $145,000 Thermal Mass Fireplace and an Amphitheater.

Kids climbing a rope ladder.

The Thermal Mass Fireplace will help to reduce the use of solar panels in the colder months, thus using less energy and contributing to a more energy efficient building. The Amphitheater will be used for educational and recreational programming and open to the public for rental purposes.

Please join other like-minded supporters by making a tax-deductible donation to benefit the future of your natural world today. On behalf of the future generations, thank you for your important and time-sensitive donation that will help provide exciting educational opportunities in Fairfax County!


Double Your Impact!

A generous gift from The Lazar Family and The Estate of Jim Hawthorne offers a dollar for dollar challenge match up to $20,000 for designated donations that will make the Sully Woodlands Stewardship Education Center a reality.
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Thank you, SEC Sponsors

Thomas & Elizabeth Chennikara
The Estate of Jim Hawthorne
The Lazar Family

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Project Partners

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