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12 May 2018 10:00 AM • Mason Neck State Park


21st Annual Eagle Festival

May 12, 10 am - 6 pm


Mason Neck State Park Staff and the Friends of Mason Neck State Park are busily preparing for the 21st Annual Eagle Festival. Be sure to join us from 10 AM to 6 PM (8 AM for a pre-opening bird walk) for a great day!  



You'll be able to see shows and talks in two tents, including live animal presentations by Reptiles Alive, Secret Garden Birds and Bees, and Wildlife Center of Virginia; and if we're lucky we'll have a visit from Buddy the Bald Eagle.  











There will be hay rides, pony rides, food for purchase, two live bands, walks to view nesting bald eagles and (hopefully) their young, a live Bald Eagle Cam, and mini-clinics by REI, Inc.  And don't forget the booths set up by environmentally-oriented groups such as Audubon Society Northern Virginia, Dogue Hollow Wildlife Sanctuary, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Potomac Riverkeepers, and the Virginia Sierra Club.   







Weather permitting, we'll also have a Boating Bonanza, where you can try out canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards.


   

    




And as always, your favorite park residents will be there to greet you and your children.








Admission to the Park is free on May 12!



So mark your calendar -- Come see us on 

May 12 from 10 AM to 6 PM, 

and have a ball!

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Can You Help by Volunteering at the 

Eagle Festival on May 12?


Did you know that the Friends of Mason Neck State Park provide the funding and the volunteers for the Eagle Festival?  We still need volunteers to help the event go smoothly.  If you are 18 or older, you can help us -- and have a great time too -- by signing up for a couple of hours.  We have lots of volunteer positions available -- people to help park cars, to greet visitors, to delight children as a costumed character and many others.  Check out our volunteer sign-up sheet at Eagle Festival Volunteer Sign-Up and help make the Eagle Festival a great day!


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" Bald Eagle Sculpture 

Unveiled and Dedicated 

                                                                              



“Spirit of America,” the life-sized Bald Eagle sculpture commissioned by the Friends of Mason Neck State Park, has now been placed just outside the Visitor Center.  More information and pictures are at http://www.masonneckstateparkfriends.org/page-1767790/5622966 


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Mason Neck State Park 

Mason Neck State Park is located on the Mason Neck peninsula in southeastern Fairfax County, Virginia. The Park's wetlands, forest, water, ponds, and fields are home to a variety of wildlife, including bald eagles, osprey, geese, ducks, swans, and other birds living on or near the Potomac River, Kane's Creek, and Belmont Bay. 


The Park has hiking trails, three miles of paved multi-use trails, a large picnic area, a playground, a car-top canoe and kayak launch, and a visitor center. Canoe, kayak, and bicycle rentals are available.

The Friends of Mason Neck State Park
 
work to conserve, enhance, and interpret the Park's natural, educational, recreational, cultural and historic resources. We assist the Park Staff in implementing its programs and activities, and we sponsor picnics, hikes, kayak trips, show-and-tell, volunteer activities, and other special events.

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