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Destination: Mason Neck State Park
The Save the Bay article you wrote was perfect. It was nice to
see so many of the parks recreational opportunities described
from first-hand experience. It was a fun read for me, and I’m
sure many people enjoyed it as well. I’m confident it has created
an interest in the park that encourages your readers to become
park visitors. Thanks to both you and your daughter Helen for
taking the time to visit the park and especially to you for writing
such a great article.
—Jess Lowry, Park Manager, Mason Neck State Park
Editor’s note: It was our pleasure to share your park with Save the
Bay’s readers. You and your colleagues Patricia and Ricardo, made
our experience educational and inspirational. Patricia tells me that
December is a great time to view eagles and enjoy your “Majestic
Eagles” program. I hope to visit again soon.—Loren Anne Barnett
Mason Neck Gets Two Thumbs Up
(Reprinted from the October 2011 Virginia State Parks eNews)
“The 2011 Fall edition of
Save the Bay, a Chesapeake
Foundation Magazine, fea-
tures Mason Neck State Park
as a destination to be seen. If
you’ve ever been to Mason
Neck, you can visualize as the
author paints a picture while
she discovers her surround-
ings. From the scenic drive
there, only 20 miles from our
busy Nation’s Capitol, to the
trails, the water, and the clear blue skies. The author, Loren Anne
Barnett, visited the park this past June with her daughter Helen.
‘Your breathing slows as you leave behind the urbanized metropolis of D.C. and Northern Virginia. Turning onto Gunston Road in
Lorton, a sense of peace washes over you as you pass horse
farms and undisturbed forest. Ahead lies an oasis. A pleasant
change from what is usual. A refuge.’”
Thanks for the Feedback!
Just finished reading the Fall 2011 Save the Bay magazine.
Please extend my compliments. Excellent information and work.
Editor, Maryland Waterman’s Gazette
As a former communications director for a nonprofit organization
headquartered in Washington, D.C., I want to tell you what a
pleasure it is each month to read Save the Bay—even when the
news is dire. Not only does the magazine convey important
information with beautiful images and compelling graphics, but
it doesn’t waste a single minute of the reader’s time on superficial verbiage. Rather, in taut, elegantly readable prose, each article delivers the facts and directs us to action. Hats off to your
fine writers, editors, and photographers!
—Traer Sunley, Washington, DC
Kudos to Our Education Department
I wanted to share my comments
with you regarding the poster that
Kaity Moss and Hannah Debelius
shared on our recent education
experience. I LOVED the poster!
The pollution limits for the Bay are
a serious issue. This poster takes a
complicated subject, and makes it
easier for all ages to understand. It
is lighthearted and serious at the
same time...a visual representation
that everyone can relate to.
—Jenn McIntosh, Richmond, VA
8th Grade History Teacher, St. Catherine’s School
Note: I am glad the poster hit a chord with your students. I am
a visual learner and aimed to display the concept of the pollution limits in a simple and tangible way. The poster now hangs
in the dining area of the Smith Island Center, sparking conversation among all our visitors.—Hannah Debelius, Assistant
Manager, CBF’s Smith Island Education Center
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