Woodbridge in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Julie J. Metz Amphitheater
This amphitheater offers visitors and students a starting point for their tour of the Julie J. Metz Wetland bank. The primitive nature of this seating area provides a gathering place for groups visiting the Wetland bank, without disturbing the natural setting.
It is named in honor of Julie J. Metz as a tribute to her dedication to education. Ms. Metz was an environmental scientist employed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. She fell victim to breast cancer in 1995. She chaired the committee responsible for preparing federal policy on wetlands mitigation banking. The wetlands bank was dedicated in her honor and reflects her outstanding work accomplishments.
This amphitheater was made possible through generous donations from the Metz family and the Prince William County Department of Public Works.
Please enjoy your visit to the Metz Wetlands Bank. we hope it will help you appreciate the diversity and natural beauty of a wetland.
Look around. There is so much to see! Please remember to leave everything as you found it.
Erected by Prince William County
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Science & Medicine • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1995.
Location. 38° 36.335′ N, 77° 16.675′ W. Marker is in Woodbridge, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Neabsco Road, 0.1 miles west of Kenilworth Court, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2120 Wessex Ct, Woodbridge VA 22191, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Leesylvania (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Winter Camps (within shouting distance of this marker); War in the Chesapeake (within shouting distance of this marker); Neabsco Ironworks & Mills (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Collo. Richard Blackburn (approx. half a mile away); Stones, but No Bones (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Burying Ground (approx. 0.6 miles away); Neabsco Creek (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodbridge.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 12, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.