Purpose: To maintain the deer herd at a healthy level compatible with planned habitat goals and objectives while minimizing impacts to wildlife and visitors.
Administration: Managed in partnership by Elizabeth Hartwell Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge and Mason Neck State Park
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In the early 1960’s a developer sought out land on Mason Neck to build a planned community and airport. Elizabeth van Laer Speer Hartwell, a local resident, who valued the pristine nature of the peninsula, organized an effort to stop this development. She recognized the potential of the Mason Neck peninsula as a safe haven for the endangered bald eagles along the Potomac River.