Date(s) - 03/03/2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mount Vernon Governmental Center
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Vernal Pools and Their Importance
Join the Friends of Dyke Marsh to hear Karen Sheffield, Park Manager at Fairfax County’s Huntley Meadows Park on vernal pools: seasonal , ephemeral pools of water that provide habitat for distinctive plants and animals, including salamanders and frogs. Vernal pools occur throughout the Washington area and play an important role in the environment. She will discuss the animals and plants that inhabit these shallow pools of water.
The program is sponsored by the Friends of Dyke Marsh and cosponsored by the Friends of Huntley Meadows Park, the Friends of Mason Neck State Park, and the Friends of Accotink Creek.
This free, public program open to all will be at 2 p.m. Sunday March 3 at the Mount Vernon Governmental Center, 2511 Parkers Lane, Alexandria,Virginia 22306. FODM will host an informal social gathering at 1:30 p.m.
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: www.fodm.org