Nature Talk: The Biodiversity of the George Washington Memorial Parkway

    Date(s) - 11/14/2018
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Huntley Meas

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     Join the Friends of Dyke Marsh to hear National Park Service (NPS) biologist Brent Steury speak about the GWMP’s 11-year biodiversity inventory.  The parkway is rich in natural resources, from the rare plant communities of the Potomac  Gorge to the birds of the Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve.   Brent will tell about NPS experts documenting 5,563 species in the parkway’s 4,580 acres.

     Brent has worked for the NPS for over 20 years, authoring over 40 journal articles on a wide range of subjects. Prior to joining NPS, he worked in national parks in Guatemala and Bolivia.

    The program is sponsored by the Friends of Dyke Marsh and cosponsored by the Friends of Little Hunting Creek, the American Horticultural /Society, and the Four Mile Run Conservatory Foundation.

    This free, public program open to all will be November 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Huntley Meadows Park Visitor Center, phone 703 768 2525 (publishable number). If you use a GPS device to find the park, do not use the park’s name. Enter the park’s address, 3701 Lockheed Boulevard, Alexandria, VA 22306.

    Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve is a 485-acre tidal freshwater marsh on the Potomac River one mile south of Old Town Alexandria, administered by the National Park Service and part of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. The Friends of Dyke Marsh is a 40-year old conservation advocacy organization. Visit Friends of Dyke Marsh website:






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