Nature lovers can receive free access to a state park and learn about a meaningful species on Saturday.
The 21st annual Eagle Festival is being held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Mason Neck State Park in Lorton.
The free event will celebrate the recovery of bald eagles, according to a release.
Pony rides, activities, wildlife shows, and “live eagle cam viewing” are among the event’s features.
Visitors of the park can join the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia for a bird walk on the Bay View Trail at 8 a.m.
At 12:15 p.m., a ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at the renovated Visitor Center, which will offer exhibits that focus on the park’s history.
Those who are 15 years old or younger can also participate in the Junior Ranger Photo Contest.
Contest participants must submit a nature photo that is taken at this year’s Eagle Festival.
Entries must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org on Saturday.
The contest winners will receive a free spot in the state park’s Jr. Ranger programs and an REI backpack containing hiking supplies.
To learn more information about the Eagle Festival or to receive a schedule of events, contact the Mason Neck State Park office by calling 703-339-2385 or emailing email@example.com.
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