Lane Closures for Bridge Inspections
Workers will close lanes of the George Washington Memorial Parkway while they inspect the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge on October 20 and the Metro bridge near I-395 on October 23. All lanes will be open during morning and afternoon rush hours. More »
Multiple Closures during Marathon on Sunday, October 26th
Please visit the "Closures & Construction" page for more detailed information and for a list of alternate routes for the G.W. Parkway northbound from Rt. 50 to Rt. 123. More »
The sedges (Cyperaceae) make up one of the the most diverse groups of vascular plants within the George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP). Currently, 94 species in eight genera are known to be extant within GWMP and five additional species are known from historic specimen records. Undoubtedly, even more will be discovered as future inventory efforts increase. As recently as 2003 a species of native sedge new to the State of Virginia (Carex davisii), was found within GWMP.
Additionally, the rushes and wood rushes (Juncaceae) are represented by eight species within GWMP.
Did You Know?
Box turtles are one of the 21 species of reptiles that call the George Washington Memorial Parkway home. You can help protect these turtles by observing them from afar and not removing them from the wild. More...