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Judith Pedersen,
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Riverbend Park Environmental Education and Picnic Shelter Opens

Riverbend Park Environmental Education and Picnic Shelter Opens

The brand-new picnic shelter and stewardship education pavilion opened on Saturday, April 27 at Riverbend Park in Great Falls. The new shelter will provide a terrific space for a host of activities. More than 300,000 visitors come to this park annually, including thousands of local school children, and scouts who meet with naturalists and explore the natural world long the Potomac River.

Pictured from left to right are: Kory Mead; Eleanor Anderson, Friends of Riverbend (FORB) Board Member; Karen Hershey, FORB Board Member; Park Naturalist Rita Peralta; Riverbend Park Manager John Callow; Hugh Morrow, President, Friends of Riverbend Park; Kirk Kincannon, Executive Director Park Authority; Dranesville District Supervisor John Foust; David Bowden, Director, Park Planning and Development; Heather Lynch, Project Manager; Dranesville District Park Authority Board Member Tim Hackman; Bill Canis, President of the Great Falls Citizens Association. John Hughes-Caley, FORB Board Member.

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