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National Park Service Names New Operator for Belle Haven Marina

Belle Haven Marina (Photo: Susan Mulligan Fleischman/The Zebra Press)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Park Service recently named Marine Evolutions, Inc. (MEI) the new operator of Belle Haven Marina. The company will provide services for the next decade.

The marina provides access to the Potomac River and is one of three along the  George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP).

“The National Park Service is excited to enter into this contract with Marine Evolutions, Inc.,” Charles Cuvelier, the GWMP superintendent said. “We look forward to working with Tim and his team to enhance the marina, provide high quality experiences for all visitors and manage the site in a way that protects the Potomac River and Dyke Marsh.”

MEI has previously taken charge of a clean-up at the marina, which included the removal of abandoned property. They are committed to sustainability of the environment. Improvements will be achieved with the installation of self-siphoning baskets to collect debris from the river. MEI also plans to host trash pick-up events for members of the Alexandria community who want to help keep the shoreline clean.

Water recreation programs will be offered, too. People can learn to sail or kayak. Wheelchair users can participate in pontoon boat tours.

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