Monday, December 10, 2012

New parkland along the Potomac

Wright Property is where the "cabin" is marked on this 1918 map
 Today, we acquired a new piece of parkland along the Potomac River. 10.7 acres a few miles upstream from Scott's Run Nature Preserve. This beautiful river-front property will help future efforts to make the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail.

Ms Wright did a bargain sale of her property, where the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority paid for part of the value of the property, and she donated a portion of the value. The property has been in her family for 100 years, and she wanted to see it preserved forever as parkland.

Ms Wright with Paul Gilbert at Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority Headquarters

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