Meadowood History and Local Points of Interest
On October 18, 2001 the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Eastern States acquired 800 acres of the Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area to manage it to provide open space for recreation, environmental education, and wild horse and burro interpretation.
The Mason Neck penisula, approximately 18 miles south of Washington, D.C., is also the site of Gunston Hall - historic home of George Mason IV, author of the Virgnia Bill of Rights. Additional public lands on Mason Neck include the Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Mason Neck State Park, and Pohick Bay Regional Park.
Habitat is provided for migratory and resident waterfowl, bald eagle, nesting, feeding, and roosting, and enhancement of specieis diversity for a variety of wildlife, including blue heron, wood ducks, wood ducks, screech owls, bluebirds, and tree frogs.