Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge

Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge

Address:7603 High Point Rd
Lorton, VA 22079

Phone:703-490-4979
Web: www.fws.gov/refuges/profiles/index.cfm?id=51610
Established: 1969.
Location:On the bank of the Potomac River 18 miles south of Washington, D.C.
Facilities:Viewing sites, hiking trails.
Activities:Hunting, hiking, fishing, educational programs.
Special Features:Seven bald eagle nests are located in or adjacent to the refuge and there is a wintering population of 50 to 60 birds. The refuge was listed as one of the top ten sites in the country for viewing bald eagles.
Habitats: 2,277 acres of forest and marshlands with 4.4 miles of shoreline.
Access: Public access is limited to trails and an environmental education site.
Wild life: Bald eagles. Also provides habitat for great blue herons, wood thrush, ovenbirds, scarlet tanagers, northern parula warblers, and prothonotary warblers.

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Each year about 75 9th graders like Jay work as partners with the managers of Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge, an eastern deciduous forest about 40 minutes from the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in northern Virginia.
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