A local attraction has caught the focus of two Virginia agencies.
Neabsco Creek Boardwalk received a Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award.
Managed by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Department of Conservation and Recreation, the program honors methods that improve the environment.
In June 2019, the boardwalk opened, connecting Rippon Landing Community Park and Julie A. Metz Wetlands Preserve.
It’s one part of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, according to Prince William County Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Planning and Capital Projects Division Chief Brendon Hanafin.
Spanning 17 miles, the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail links Occoquan to Locust Shade Park in Triangle.
The boardwalk crosses over Neabsco Creek and travels along a section of Dale City, Woodbridge and Dumfries.
“We’re getting a diversity of people. We’re getting a diversity of ages,” Hanafin said in a release. “It’s just an amazing project in that regard.”