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New trail connection between Neabsco Eagles Park and Metz Wetlands

Thanks to the volunteers who came out on Saturday (July 21, 2018) to work on the new trail connection which links Neabsco Eagles Park with the trail network in Metz Wetlands.  Within Metz, the trail continues to the Neabsco boardwalk which is under construction, a part of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail.  The Wetlands, PHNST and boardwalk will be accessible from the parking area at Neabsco Eagles Park.

We made good progress on the new trail connection before the rain started, and also hiked down to see the new Neabsco boardwalk.  The construction crew was at work on Saturday, at the location where the boardwalk enters Metz.  Work is underway on the landing ramp, and observation areas.

Trail Workday at Neabsco Park & Metz Wetlands – July 21, 2018

Join us as we continue work on the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail on Saturday, July 21, 2018 (9:00 am).   (Register here ). We’ll be working on projects at Metz Wetlands, which will be the access point (south end) for the new boardwalk across Neabsco Creek.  Construction of the boardwalk started at Rippon Landing Park, is proceeding across Neabsco Creek, and is close to reaching Metz Wetlands.  The boardwalk, which is part of the Potomac Heritage Scenic Trail, will be completed later this year.  On July 21, we will be working with the PWC Parks Dept on trail improvements at Metz Wetlands, including:

• Construct new access trail from the gravel lot (Neabsco Eagles Park) into the Neabsco Creek Wetland Preserve Trail System
• Trimming / clearing of the trails in Metz
• Trash Cleanup

The meeting point for volunteers will be the parking lot in Neabso Eagles Park, 15801 Neabsco Rd, Woodbridge, Virginia 22191

For more information contact secretary@pwtsc.org

 

Trail signs installed in Lake Ridge on the Occoquan Greenway Trail

On April 28, 2018 volunteers installed sign posts and trail signs in Lake Ridge on the Occoquan Greenway Trail.  Nine sign posts were installed along the trail from Lake Ridge Park over to Mohican Road, at trail entrance points and at turns.  Each post has the Occoquan Greenway Trail logo, the Lake Ridge Parks and Recreation Association logo, and directional arrows to guide hikers.

Thanks to the PWC Parks Dept for providing the posts and signs, and to the volunteers who worked to make the trail more user-friendly.