Public Access to Public Lakes and Rivers – Progress in a Forward Direction
Prince William County plans to provide public access to Lake Jackson, creating a canoe access point near the dam.
The Federal government also plans to create 300 additional public access sites in the Chesapeake Bay watershed over the next 15 years. One of those could be at Featherstone National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) – if the US Fish and Wildlife Service decides in the Comprehensive Conservation Plan to provide public access to the Potomac River, as well as to wetlands within the refuge.
The National Park Service is asking for input on improving public access to the water, as part of the process to create the “Chesapeake Bay Region Public Access Plan” by 2012. Tell them what you think, and feel free to highlight the opportunity for the US Fish and Wildlife Service to create public access to the Potomac River at Featherstone NWR.