A Fine Improvable Marsh

A Fine Improvable Marsh (HM21Z2)

Location: Alexandria, VA 22307 Fairfax County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 46.171', W 77° 2.796'

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George Washington Memorial Parkway

When George Washington surveyed the future site of Alexandria in 1749, he described this area as a "fine improvable marsh." Do you think that ideas about improving marshlands have changed since Washington's time? How can we improve Dyke Marsh today?

The National Park Service has big plans for Dyke Marsh—to preserve what's left, to restore acres of wetlands, and to protect it from future threats. With hard work, what you see here can become an outdoor classroom, a vital habitat, a storm buffer, and a water pollution filter.

Dyke Marsh reminds us that our actions and attitudes are responsible for the quality of our environment. The future of Dyke Marsh is really up to all of us.
HM NumberHM21Z2
Placed ByNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 1st, 2017 at 7:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 322199 N 4293189
Decimal Degrees38.76951667, -77.04660000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 46.171', W 77° 2.796'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 46' 10.26" N, 77° 2' 47.76" W
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Area Code(s)703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Dyke Marsh Trail, Alexandria VA 22307, US
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