Saving Dyke Marsh

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I want to tell you how much I appreciated the complete and factually accurate article Saving a Sanctuary, by John Arundel, on the Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve.

The marsh is valuable to the community in providing a nearby place for walking and nature observation, bearing near the water and away from development. The marsh is valuable to the river and all the living things in it, providing nesting and spawning grounds for birds and fish, shallow waters for the development of plants and crustaceans, all parts of a healthy estuarine river. 

The restoration of the marsh proposed by the National Park Service will, if done right, increase all of this value.  Your article will increase badly needed public support.

If any of your readers wants to express support or to learn more, they can do so at the NPS web site, www.rips.gov/gwmp

Ned Stone
Alexandria

 

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