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Alexandria in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

A Fine Improvable Marsh

George Washington Memorial Parkway

 
 
A Fine Improvable Marsh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Samuel Paik, September 18, 2017
1. A Fine Improvable Marsh Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 38° 46.171′ N, 77° 2.796′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker can be reached from George Washington Memorial Parkway 0.2 miles north of Belle View Boulevard, in the median. Touch for map. Located on the Dyke Marsh Trail which starts at Belle Haven Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: Dyke Marsh Trail, Alexandria VA 22307, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
A Fine Improvable Marsh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Samuel Paik, September 18, 2017
2. A Fine Improvable Marsh Marker
marker. Anatomy of a Tidal Marsh (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Place to Rest—or Nest (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wasteland or Wetland? (approx. 0.6 miles away); Colonial Fort (approx. mile away); Historic Jones Point (approx. 0.8 miles away); These Trees (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Defenses of Washington (approx. 0.9 miles away in Maryland); 15-inch Rodman Smoothbore (approx. 0.9 miles away in Maryland). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
 
More about this marker. Text in Braille is on the right side of the marker, presumably the same as the main text.
 
Also see . . .  George Washington Memorial Parkway - Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve. National Park Service (Submitted on September 19, 2017, by Samuel Paik of Gainesville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Environment
 
Birds in Dyke Marsh image. Click for full size.
By Samuel Paik, September 18, 2017
3. Birds in Dyke Marsh
As seen from near A Fine Improvable Marsh Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2017, by Samuel Paik of Gainesville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 19, 2017, by Samuel Paik of Gainesville, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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