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Park Service Seeks Input on Dyke Marsh Preservation

NPS looking at different concepts for restoration and management.

The National Park Service is asking for your ideas on proposals for the agency's Dyke Marsh Restoration and Long Term Management Plan.

The George Washington Memorial Parkway, a part of the NPS, will host a public meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 8 at Indigo Landing Restaurant on Daingerfield Island. The meeting is designed to encourage local residents to ask questions and learn more about the different concepts for the management plan. They are also invite to submit comments.

As part of this project, the NPS and U.S.Army Corps of Engineers have developed various concepts for the restoration and long-term management of the tidal freshwater marsh and other associated wetland habitats lost or impacted in the Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve on the Potomac River. This work is particularly crucial in light of recent findings by the U.S. Geological Survey that show Dyke Marsh is disappearing at a rate of up to 2 acres per year, according to an agency statement.

For more details about the project, including maps and descriptions of alternative concepts, visit the Planning, Environment and Public Comment website.

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