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Belle Haven Picnic Area - Raptor Rapture

April 22, 2017

10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Belle Haven picnic area of the George Washington Memorial Parkway, about two miles south of Old Town Alexandria.

Celebrate Earth Day by learning more about raptors, a family that includes owls, hawks, and falcons. See live raptors up close that were injured and have been rehabilitated, but cannot survive on their own. This event is sponsored by the Friends of Dyke Marsh, the Raptor Conservancy of Virginia, and the U.S. National Park Service.

This is a great event for kids of all ages. The event is free to all. For more information, see

Fee: No

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Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve is a 485-acre tidal freshwater marsh on the Potomac River one mile south of Old Town Alexandria, administered by the National Park Service and part of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. The Friends of Dyke Marsh is a 35-year old conservation advocacy organization. Visit Friends of Dyke Marsh website:

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