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See Spectacular Display of Wildflowers at Merrimac Farms WMA April 9

The Bluebell Festival at Merrimac Farms on April 9th offers a spectacular display of Virginia Bluebells that carpet the floodplain along Cedar Run for nearly a mile. This is also a wonderful opportunity to learn more about Merrimac Farm Wildlife Management Area, meet local environmental organizations and the people who are working to improve our community.

A series of naturalist led tours will follow an easy one-mile walk through the floodplain from 10 am-4 pm. Each tour has a special focus; although leaders cover all interesting sights. Local organizations will share displays and activities for children of all ages. Check online at for the tour schedule and a list of participating organizations.

A bake sale and a hand-painted rain barrel raffle to benefit stewardship projects at Merrimac Farm round out the event. Concessions and food will be available for purchase. Bring binoculars, cameras, the kids, and come out to join us for a day of fun!

Sponsored by VA Dept. of Game & Inland Fisheries and Prince William Conservation Alliance with support from Marine Corps Base Quantico.  For more information, check online at or contact Prince William Conservation Alliance at 703.499.4954,,

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