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Woodbridge in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Welcome to Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge

 
 
Welcome to Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 29, 2019
1. Welcome to Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge Marker
Inscription.  In 1994, the U.S. Army base located on this tract of land and known as the Woodbridge Research Facility was closed. The site was combined with the existing Marumsco Creek National Wildlife Refuge. Today, this refuge with its upland meadows and vast tidal marshes is a magnet for migratory songbirds, raptors, and waterfowl. Bird watchers from around the region, along with photographers and families, enjoy the abundant and easily viewed wildlife. We invite you to walk the old Army service roads which wind through the grasslands and along the shoreline of the Occoquan River.
 
Erected by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentGovernment & PoliticsMilitaryWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1994.
 
Location. 38° 38.978′ N, 77° 14.628′ W. Marker is in Woodbridge, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Dawson Beach Road south of Highams Court, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map.
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Marker is at or near this postal address: 841 Highams Court, Woodbridge VA 22191, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grasslands Are Alive! (approx. half a mile away); East Coast Radio Transmitting Station (approx. 0.6 miles away); Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge Bird Banding Station (approx. 0.7 miles away); End of the Water (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Nation's River (approx. 0.8 miles away); A Near Tragedy (approx. 1.1 miles away); Colchester (approx. 1˝ miles away); Revolutionary Soldiers Spence and William Grayson (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodbridge.
 
Welcome to Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 29, 2019
2. Welcome to Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 30, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 175 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 30, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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