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Public Invited to Comment on Arlington County Boathouse Environmental Assessment – July 12 Open House
Posted Friday, July 6

The public is invited to review and comment on the Arlington County and Vicinity Boathouse Environmental Assessment (EA) for the National Park Service (NPS). The NPS wants to hear from you about a proposed boathouse and related facilities on the Virginia side of the Potomac River along the George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP). A boathouse would improve waterfront access and increase opportunities for rowing and other non-motorized boating such as canoeing, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding.

The goal is to improve rowing conditions on the Potomac River by decreasing the potential for conflicts between motorized and non-motorized watercraft and shortening travel times for non-motorized boaters and rowers traveling between Arlington County and boat clubs in Washington, DC. The proposal analyzes several alternatives for the boathouse facility and floating docks, including:
•  Two potential locations for an environmentally sustainable pubic rowing and paddling facility
•  Two soft launches areas at Roaches Run Waterfowl Sanctuary and Riverside Park

A Public Open House to review the EA will be held on July 12, 6:00-8:00p at Washington-Lee High School, 1301 North Stafford Street, Arlington, VA 22201.

Members of the public may stop by any time during the hours listed to see graphic displays about the project and talk to project team members.

Comments will be taken during the meeting and throughout the 30-day public comment period until July 30, 2018.

The EA is available for download and comments can be submitted online at:

Written comments can be sent to:
George Washington Memorial Parkway
Attn: Arlington Boathouse EA
Turkey Run Headquarters
700 George Washington Memorial Parkway
McLean, VA 22101

Commenters should be aware that their entire comment – including personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. Although commenters can request personal information to be withheld, NPS cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so.

If you require additional information or special assistance to attend and participate in the public review meeting, please contact Simone Monteleone with NPS by phone at (703) 289-2512, or by email at

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