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Protecting Local Wetlands

Protecting Local Wetlands 

Prince William County is dedicated to protecting and preserving its wetlands. Wetlands are important to our local waterways and community because they filter run-off, prevent erosion, improve water quality and provide habitat for wildlife.
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The County is the proud caretaker of the Julie J. Metz Wetlands Bank. We encourage everyone to visit this unique habitat. Enjoy the sights and sounds of an emerging wetland. Take a closer look at the unique wetland plans. Meet unusual insects face to face. Watch a snowy egret take flight! 
Students, scout troops, ecology clubs and families are invited to come and explore the interpretive trails. Fliers and trail markers help guide you through this fascinating and diverse environment. 
Directions: The wetlands are located on Neabsco Road in Woodbridge. Just take Route 1 to Neabsco Road. Follow Neabsco Road just past Leesylvania Elementary School. Turn left into the wetlands bank.


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