Chester in Chesterfield County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Transformation of Land
—Dutch Gap Conservation Area - A Changing Story —
Tempered by time and nature, this area teems with wildlife. The sunken barges provide habitat for small fish and a feeding site for predatory fish such as bass. Deer seek refuge i on the islands, great blue heron stalk prey along the shoreline, river otters play in the lagoon, and cormorants roost on exposed barges. Nature has reclaimed this land.
Signs of mining still exists. The man-made channel still links the lagoon to the old river channel. One end of the channel can be seen slightly to your left. The islands, created by the mining operations, reveal the dredged materials (spoils) and the skeletons of old sunken barges.
Erected by Dutch Gap Conservation Area, Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network.
Location. 37° 22.001′ N, 77° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester VA 23836, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chief Opechancanouch (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Bermuda Hundred Campaign (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named The Bermuda Hundred Campaign (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named The Bermuda Hundred Campaign (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mount Malady (approx. 0.9 miles away); Henricopolis (approx. 0.9 miles away); The James River...Floating Through The Centuries (approx. 0.9 miles away); Dutch Gap (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
Also see . . .
1. Dutch Gap Conservation Area. Chesterfield County Parks & Recreation. (Submitted on August 30, 2015.)
2. Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network. National Park Service (Submitted on August 30, 2015.)
Categories. • Environment • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 157 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.