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

Vision, Initiative, and Dedication

Mason Neck State Park and Elizabeth Hartwell Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge

 
 
Vision, Initiative, and Dedication Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 28, 2015
1. Vision, Initiative, and Dedication Marker
Inscription. This magnificent area, a nesting place of the American Bald Eagle and home to a variety of other birds and wildlife, was threatened in 1965 with intense development. To preserve this unspoiled, historic and scenic area along the Potomac, citizens formed the Conservation Committee for Mason Neck (1965-1970). The Committee spearheaded a vigorous and successful campaign with the help of federal, state, and county authorities. Its successful efforts demonstrate the importance of dedicated citizen action in achieving environmental goals setting a model for other such undertakings by ordinary citizens around the nation.

In recognition of this hard work we thank the Committee member: Chairman William R. Durland, Vice Chairs Elizabeth Hartwell and E. Charles Majer, Secretary and Treasurer Joyce Wilkenson, Clive L. DuVall II, David B. Cobey, Melvin Siegel, Norman M. Cole, Albert C. Scartz, James H. Dillard II, and Mrs. George Robinson.
 
Location. 38° 38.662′ N, 77° 11.914′ W. Marker is in Lorton, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker can be reached from Mason Neck State Park Road half a mile west of High Point Road. Touch for map. The marker is near the Visitor Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7301 High Point Road, Lorton VA 22079, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Vision, Initiative, and Dedication Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 28, 2015
2. Vision, Initiative, and Dedication Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. At Home in an Ecotone (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birds Then and Now (about 600 feet away); Delaying Tactics (approx. 0.2 miles away); War in the Chesapeake (approx. 0.2 miles away); Belmont Bay ~ End of the Water (approx. 2.1 miles away); Shiloh Baptist Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Colchester (approx. 2.8 miles away); Early Land Patents (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lorton.
 
Also see . . .  Mason Neck State Park. Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation (Submitted on March 15, 2015.) 
 
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National Day of Service September 10, 2011 image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 28, 2015
3. National Day of Service September 10, 2011
This tree was planted in remembrance of the 10th Anniversary of September 11,2001
The Remembrance Tree image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 28, 2015
4. The Remembrance Tree
Sign at the entrance to the Park image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 28, 2015
5. Sign at the entrance to the Park
Elizabeth Hartwell Mason Neck Wildlife Refuge-kiosk panel image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 28, 2015
6. Elizabeth Hartwell Mason Neck Wildlife Refuge-kiosk panel
Elizabeth Hartwell Mason Neck Wildlife Refuge-kiosk shelter image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 28, 2015
7. Elizabeth Hartwell Mason Neck Wildlife Refuge-kiosk shelter
Woodmarsh Trail Map image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 28, 2015
8. Woodmarsh Trail Map
Attention Dog Walkers!! image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 28, 2015
9. Attention Dog Walkers!!
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 6, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 185 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on March 6, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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