Wolf Run Studio - Gardens, Parks & Fountains

Bill Harrah
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. . . GARDENS, PARKS & FOUNTAINS. . . (Click on an image to see the actual notecard size)
Kanes Creek at Mason Neck State Park
Fairfax County, Virginia
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Kanes Creek lies completely within Mason Neck State Park. Scientists from the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve System in Virginia rate Kanes Creek as the highest ecologically pristine estuarine stream for its biodiverity, productivity, natural features ecosystem, and for its potential for research and educational opportunities. Wildlife that frequent the area include bald eagles, hawks, great blue herons, deer, beaver, foxes, bobcats and over 200 species of songbirds.

During the 1800s and early 1900s, logging was the area's primary industry. The removal of mature pine and hardwood, and use of the pesticide DDT, led to the decline of the American Bald Eagle in the region. In 1965 a group of concerned citizens formed The Conservation Committee for Mason Neck to preserve the area from increasing development pressures. The Commonwealth of Virginia purchased the first parcel of what is now Mason Neck State Park in August 1967.

In 1983 only eleven American bald eagles were known to live in the area. Today, Mason Neck is home for about 40 bald eagles year rund, with numbers increasing to roughly 60 in winter. Encompassing 1,804 acres, Mason Neck State Park is bordered by Gunston Hall Plantation and the Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge. Combined with nearby Pohick Bay Regional Park, these areas provide over 5,600 acres dedicated to recreation and wildlife management.

As part of the Mason Neck Cooperative Management Area, Mason Neck State Park is managed for passive recreation, environmental education and for the protection and preservation of habitat for the American Bald Eagle and other wildlife. The picturesque hiking rails, picnic areas, visitor center, interesting interpretive programs, and guided canoe trips at Mason Neck State Park offer the best in passive outdoor recreation.

Text © 1996 Dianne Harrah, Drawing © 1996 Bill Harrah


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