Welcome to the Julie J. Metz Neabsco Creek Wetlands Preserve. The Prince William County Department of Public Works Historic Preservation Division is the proud caretaker of the Julie J. Metz Neabsco Creek Wetlands Preserve. We encourage everyone to visit this unique habitat. Enjoy the sights and sounds of an emerging wetland. Learn about the history of this important waterway. Meet unusual insects face to face. Watch a snowy egret take flight.
The Wetlands are named for Julie J. Metz, an environmental scientist with the Army Corps of Engineers. She chaired the Federal Inter-Agency work group responsible for preparing the Federal Policy on Wetlands Mitigation Banking. Julie J. Metz passed away from breast cancer in 1995. This project was one of the first mitigation banks to be created. It was named in her honor and reflects her outstanding work and accomplishments.