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Bat Conservation
in Virginia

Friends of Dyke Marsh

Wednesday, November 12
7:30 PM
Little brown bats (Myotis lucifugus) roosting in a cave. Photo by Rick Reynolds, Virginia Department of Game and Inland
Bats are often misunderstood and feared, but they are fascinating creatures that have been on earth for 65 million years. Our only flying mammals, bats find their prey by using sight, smell, sound, and a sense called echolocation. They pollinate plants and can eat up to 3,000 insects in one night.

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Wetland Restoration Project

More Information

Wetland Project :        Goals
Wetland Project :        Map
Wetland Project :        Design Concept Overview

For more complete information and a detailed slide show, please visit the Fairfax County/Huntley Meadows website at: .

If you have any questions, consider coming along one of the park manager's "Walk and Talks", held once a month (see below).

Also you may call the park at 703-768-2525 or email the park manager at .


Who We Are
Founded in 1985, Friends of Huntley Meadows Park is a nonprofit organization of individuals dedicated to the protection of Fairfax County's premier wetland wildlife sanctuary. The more than 400 members represent an active influential voice for the Park and for open space throughout the county.

Catherine (Cathy) Ledec
Vice President:
Secretary: Karla Jamir
Elena Ryan

Monday Morning Birdwalk
The Monday Birdwalk takes place every week, rain or shine, at 7AM, is free of charge, requires no reservation, and is open to all.

Birders meet in the parking lot at the Park's entrance at 3701 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria, VA.
Questions should be directed to Park staff during normal business hours at
(703) 768-2525.

Telegraph Road Widening Construction

If you've been near the intersection of South Kings Highway and Telegraph Road I'm sure you've seen the construction activity. This is a Fairfax County funded project (spear-headed by Supervisor Jeff McKay), coordinated, designed and built by VDOT, and obviously involves Huntley Meadows Park, although it is not a Huntley Meadows Park project. The plan is to re-work the whole intersection of South Van Dorn, South Kings Hwy and Telegraph Rd. New turn lanes will help move traffic through the area. Huntley Meadows will get a new parking lot that includes a bio-swale to process storm water, and the new intersection will have a better storm water discharge system to process run-off into Dogue Creek in a manner that hopefully causes less erosion and siltation than the current system. FOHMP board members met with Sup. McKay to ask that erosion controls, stream work and our new parking lot were all done properly. Construction will be complete sometime in early 2015. Please check the FOHMP website for a link to more info, or feel free to call the park with any questions.

Huntley Meadows Park



Park Manager Walk & Talk

Park Manager Walk & Talk
and Wetland Project Update

- One Saturday each month -
Meet in the Huntley Meadows Park visitor center
(off Lockhead Blvd.)

November 15, 4-6 PM

Join park manager Kevin Munroe on a walk. Share questions and concerns about the park, find out about the wetlands restoration project and look for the wildlife for which the park is well known.

Have questions about the wetland restoration project? 
Visit the county website,
to view the following information:

Arial Photography, Topography Map, Site Succession Time-line, Power Points and Public Comments, Project Guidelines and Components, Conceptual Drawing, Site Plan Rough Draft - viewing info. & discussion meetings, Program Dates and Descriptions

For more information, please call Huntley Meadows Park at 703-768-2525, email the park manager at or stop by and visit us.

The Park

3701 Lockheed Blvd.
Alexandria, Va. 22306

Nestled in Fairfax County's Hybla Valley, Huntley Meadows Park is a rich, natural island in the vast suburban sea of Northern Virginia. Its 1,500+ acres harbor majestic mature forests, wildflower speckled meadows and acres of wetlands bursting with life. It is ideal wildlife habitat for beaver, otter, heron, ducks, deer, many songbird and butterfly varieties, as well as a host of other animals.

Operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority , Huntley Meadows is forever preserved in a natural state for hiking, biking, wildlife watching, relaxing and discovering.

Facilities include a Visitor Center with exhibits and auditorium, a 1/2 mile boardwalk wetland trail, 2-mile interpretive trail system and wildlife observation tower

Click Here for Visitor Center Hours and Directions to the Park .

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