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Contact: Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles (NPS), 202-619-7177
Contact: Stephen Schatz (Md. DNR), 410-260-8004
PISCATAWAY, Md. – The National Park Service and Maryland Department of Natural Resources will co-host a second informational meeting about the Fort Washington Marina operational transfer. Please join us at the Accokeek Public Library on September 19 from 7 to 8 p.m.
Please visit the park’s website for updates and additional information. More information about the meeting will be posted online as we get closer to September 19.
Fort Washington Marina has been managed by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources since 1986 through a cooperative agreement with the National Park Service. In October 2015, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources notified the National Park Service of its desire to return responsibility for Fort Washington Marina to the National Park Service when the existing agreement expires on October 4, 2016.
The National Park Service appreciates the recreational value provided by Fort Washington Marina and looks forward to working with businesses, slip holders and community members to ensure that Fort Washington Marina continues to provide great visitor experiences. The National Park Service will offer temporary concession contracts to the current businesses at the marina so visitor services can continue without interruption while the National Park Service explores longer term management options.
Fort Washington Marina is situated on National Park Service land within Piscataway Park. The park helps preserve the Mt. Vernon viewshed, and its location on Piscataway Creek provides access to the Potomac River. The marina consists of a single boat launch ramp and five floating docks with 200 boat slips, a fuel dock, two pump-out stations and other visitor amenities.
For more information, visit go.nps.gov/fortwashmarina.